Our Easter was pretty low key. We got up fairly late, well as late as Reagan would let us, and went to the St Andrews Church of Scotland. It's only a 10-15 min walk from our apartment and one of the few English speaking churches in Brussels. Reagan wore a cute flowery Tommy Hilfiger dress that one of my neighbors sold me from her little girl when her family moved back to Italy this past November. It was a nice service and thankfully Reagan half-way behaved. Lucky the people around us gave her some attention (as much as you can in a church)! We didn't have to exit during the service, so that's always a good thing! Besides crumpling up all of our bulletins, she went through 3 biscuits or something like that to keep her from gabbing so much! She's a talker and loves getting reactions from strangers. She has a tendency to stare people down until they look at her and then she smiles and starts blabbing, giggling, ect... Boy, do I have my hands full when she gets older! After church, we enjoyed a brunch (compliments of Chef Moi!) at our apartment, consisting of quiche, fruit salad and french toast. Of course Reagan indulged in something more baby friendly, chicken and carrots puree. Later on I gave her a mini Easter basket with some cute painted eggs that were basically little rattles. She loved banging them together along with grabbing her little Easter Bunny out of the bucket.
Look at me and my new cool shaker Easter eggs!
Clapping her hands which she often does these days
Mesmerized by her Easter basket
She was full of smiles on Easter!
Moving on to her serious side
Deep concentration as she examines the contents of her Easter basket/bucket
We attempted to do a family photo in our apartment, but didn't have much to work with since our walls are boring old white!
Reagan has a shoe fettish already, but not with dainty girly shoes, but Daddy's huge manly shoes!
On our way back from Easter service at the Church of Scotland
Sampling some Easter eggs before her Easter lunch
Mommy feeding Reagan as we're about to sit down for our Easter brunch
Daddy taking over for a bit. Notice our nice Easter brunch: Bacon and veggie quiche, fruit salad and French toast...it was delicious!
Our "Joyeuses Paques" gateau (translated: "Happy Easter" cake)
A few days before Easter, Reagan and I took a stroler ride to scope out the perfect Easter cake...okay, maybe I was more into it than her!
Some cute Easter baskets at a Godiva Chocolatier
We picked out our Easter cake at a Patisserie / Boulangerie near out apartment. I think Reagan was pleased with our choice from her reaction below!
Some cute Easter gift packages at a Chocolatier
Several Chocolatiers have these massive decorative chocolate eggs filled with more eggs / chocolates inside. They are pretty neat! Shannon's boss brings a huge one into their office every year besides providing them with their own small package of Wittamer chocolates. Thankfully, Shannon shares them with me!
I bought some mini chocolate eggs at a Neuhaus Chocolatier for Reagan's Easter basket...hmm, I wonder who those were really for :-)
Some Easter bunnies at Neuhaus
I gave our neighbors a plate of chocolate chip cookies and chocolate eggs for Easter
Reagan sampled a few of the extra eggs which I hid for her and had her practice looking for before the big day!
She found her first egg...granted it wasn't hidden very well!
Examining her new "shaker" Easter eggs which I gave her to play with the day before. They're perfect to hold on to and bang together...what more can a child ask for!
Practicing her clapping again