Monday, April 19, 2010

Reagan's 1st Easter

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 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


Reid said...

oh goodness, what a cutie! looking like an amazing easter. was the quiche the awcb recipe? I have still been meaning to try it, but your's looks yummy. I know you will treasure these Easter photos for a long time. Beautiful family!

Dallas said...

The Easter photos are adorable! Haven't seen you in a while - hope all is going well.

russian girls said...

You are a great photographer. Super!