The day started with us attending church. We hesitated taking Olivia, knowing that it was going to be an extra-long service. Let's face it...she's one, and that is the last place in the world she wants to be. We wanted her to be with us since it is such a special service, so we were brave and gave it a shot. I must say that Olivia did quite well! I went prepared with lots of stuff to keep her occupied. We only had to excuse ourselves a couple of times so Olivia could run around the hallways of the church. I could not expect her to sit still for over an hour! She did enjoy all of the music and would clap and say, "yeah!" after each song. I was quite proud of how she handled herself!
Later that day we headed over to our close family friend's for an annual Easter feast. They are gracious enough to invite us over each year to be a part of their family celebration. The food is always amazing and they always have an Easter egg hunt for the kids. Last year Olivia was only 5 months old so we walked around and found her eggs for her. This year she got to hunt for them herself. I wasn't sure if she would be interested in, or understand the concept of the egg hunt, but she caught on right away! It was so cute watching her find her eggs and tossing them in her basket.
Chilly weather aside, she was successful in finding all of her eggs! I know she had fun because she was not happy when it was time to go inside. Although she was easily distracted when given another Easter basket by our very gracious hosts. If you are keeping track that is Olivia's third Easter basket of the day! Can we say spoiled? Between that a very annoying duck that sang the chicken dance song, Olivia was entertained for quite awhile.
In case I haven't mentioned before...Olivia can do one heck of a chicken dance. That is her dancing in the picture above, but I must post a video of it. The picture does not do the dance justice. You must see it for yourself. I will try to catch her doing her dance soon.