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Egg Hunting and Basket Looting

April 25, 2011

I love holidays and seasons. I cannot resist the holiday decor, crafts and fun ways for Sophie to experience the seasons. And the Easter traditions were no exception.

A few weekends ago, Sophie participated in the annual egg hunt at So Childish, a wonderful children’s boutique in the San Diego community of South Park. This was the first year Sophie understood the concept of trying to find the eggs and is still disappointed she did not find the illustrious golden egg. After the hung, kids made an adorable spring caterpillar and butterfly craft. Thanks, So Childish. Sophie had a blast!

Aren't these dogs so cute?!


Another favorite Easter tradition is the basket that Linda, our family friend, makes every year. Linda and her two daughters started a tradition of making Easter baskets for family and friends, and delivering them to doorsteps every Easter Eve. Every year it was a race among my sisters and me to wake up first and see what the basket contained.

I love that Linda and her daughters share this family Easter tradition with us, and in turn, it’s become our family tradition. And although my sisters and I do not all live under my parent’s roof anymore, Linda’s continued the tradition by giving Sophie her own Easter basket.

Full Disclosure: I let Sophie have her beautiful basket on Friday as she was not feeling well and was very brave for her first chest x-ray. I hid it outside; she found it, of course. And let’s just say she (and I) thoroughly enjoyed it!


Sophie was also thrilled to receive a $10 bill tucked inside an Easter card from her Nanna. Before she carefully placed the bill in her purse, her reaction was simply, “WOW! Now I can buy something. This is better than a quarter.”

9 Comments leave one →
  1. April 26, 2011 6:02 am

    Your daughter is adorable and it looks like she had so much fun!!! You pictures are so alive, how do you do that?!?!

  2. April 26, 2011 9:27 am

    Beautiful photos, Leah. I love Sophie’s colorful spring outfit. Thank you for sharing these. I miss those young child days; I’m too old to have little ones; too young to be a grandma yet.

  3. April 26, 2011 11:38 am

    Love Sophie’s reaction to Nana’s $10.00! Good to know she already learned her money values 🙂 I’m most impressed. Cute pix, Leah. You’re such a good photographer as well as a great writer, Boo❤

  4. April 26, 2011 11:54 am

    Adorable as always! I love Sophie’s cute PJs! These photos help me relive those days, too, and it reminds me of the huge clue-hunts we had which ultimately led to baskets. Good times. (p.s. I hope Sophie’s chest xray wasn’t too traumatic and that all’s well now…)

  5. April 26, 2011 7:03 pm

    Your photos are so breathtaking, Leah. The colors and the smile on Sophie’s face (and her cute little Easter dress) make me wish I were young again. And that chocolate egg … I now have a craving for CHOCOLATE! I love the Easter basket tradition you’ve continued with your family. What fun – and thanks for sharing.

  6. April 27, 2011 5:27 am

    Gorgeous photos as always! Your daughter is precious. The second photo gave me chills–I have one somewhere of my daughter in the same pose–so sweet! if I knew how to scan, I’d send it to you 🙂 My son had to have a chest x-ray at that age, too. Hope everything went well for you all.

  7. April 27, 2011 5:44 pm

    Aw, your daughter is so cute! I love holidays as well. But Christmas is by far my favorite! That’s is such a great idea about the easter baskets. I might have to make it a tradition as well…

  8. Leah permalink*
    April 28, 2011 4:16 pm

    Just wanted to thank you all for your nice comments. And to reassure you that Sophie is fine. She had a chest x-ray to rule out pneumonia (which it thankfully did). She’s now happily back at school. I guess school was the cure for her ailments.

  9. April 28, 2011 9:27 pm

    Hi Leah,

    I’m stopping by from She Writes. What adorable photos! My favorite is the one where Sophie is holding up a chocolate egg. Too cute!

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