Not only was it her first Easter, but it was our first-ever holiday without extended relatives around.
My first attempt at making a holiday meal by myself!
My first time not participating in an Easter egg hunt (Yes, even last year, at 25 years old and due the next day, I got to look for Easter eggs in the morning :)
And Ellie's first weekend being sick!
The weather has been in the 70s and 80s for WEEKS. This week was the first time it got 'cool' in a LONG time! In fact, one night I would want the a/c on, and the next I'd want the heat. Turns out, she just a has a bad cold. On the scale of sicknesses this is totally minor, but it seems so major in the moment! :) I'm sure all of you moms totally understand what I'm saying!
She hasn't been napping (which is SO unusual for her!!) She falls asleep, and then wakes up coughing a few minutes later. After doing this enough times, she just gets so frustrated that she starts to cry! It's been very sad to watch her be sick. Even though this is minor I'm sure on the scale of sicknesses, it's hard to watch for the first time!
We've done everything we can think of (humidifier, steam, drinking warm water, vicks, propping the mattress, etc.) and she's still struggling. So today we experienced another first- and took her for a drive for the sole reason of hoping she would fall asleep- it worked!
Ellie didn't make it to church (Noah and I went in shifts this morning :)), didn't get family pictures in our Easter clothes, nor did she have an Easter egg hunt. But she heard the story of the real meaning of Easter, had some good food, and spent the day with her mom & dad. I guess it's not such a bad first Easter after all!
Happy 1st Easter Ellie Bean! Get better soon :)
Praise the Lord! He is risen! Just as He said!