It's the last Friday in April, and May is knocking at the door. I'm looking forward to sunshine and flowers, but I'm not sure how it's possible it's the end of April already.
Still, since it is still April for one more day, I'm posting some pictures from Easter (technically, the day before Easter) for this week's Friday Favorite.
I had mentioned in an earlier post (you can read it here) that Braden calls our church the party. The Saturday before Easter Sunday they had a HUGE Easter event for the kids. There were balloons, an Easter egg hunt, a petting zoo, crafts, train rides, jungle gyms, emergency vehicles and a school bus the kids could walk on and explore....and I know I'm leaving some things out.
It was a blast! Braden had a great time and we had just as much fun watching him. He was not intimidated by crowds or older kids, but he was also very well mannered and patient. We couldn't have been more proud.
One of my favorite parts of the day was a guy in a bear suit. This thing was enormous. Mr. Bear was handing out candy and giving the kids hugs, high fives, and photo ops. We weren't really sure what Brady would do, but we told him he could go see the bear if he wanted to, no pressure. Then the B-Man, all by himself, walked up to this big bear, gave him hugs and kisses, and just petted him ever so gently. It was such a sweet, tender moment.
I don't have any actual pictures from the "party" itself because I wanted to be able to focus on Brady experiencing it and not spend the day trying to capture pictures of Brady experiencing it. Maybe it's just me, but sometimes when you're concerned with getting good (or in my case, tolerable) pictures, you can lose out on living the moment. I didn't want to miss this moment.
So, here are the pictures...taken after the event with Brady sitting on our trunk.