Joseph sporting his Easter bunny ears

On Friday, Joseph helped me blow out the candles on my birthday cake. If I don’t make my own, this is the one I always want – the Oakmonter from Oakmont Bakery. It’s a layer of cheesecake and a layer of chocolate cake with a layer of chocolate fudge icing between the two, covered in chocolate frosting. It’s basically heaven. I really need to recreate it one day!

Joseph helping me blow out my birthday candles!

The Easter bunny came! We still don’t give Joseph sweets or dessert (I really don’t see any reason to at his age), so his basket was filled with a sticker book, two new board books, bubbles, a Mickey Mouse t-shirt, bunny ears, and I filled some plastic eggs with his favorite snacks – puffs, yogurt melts, and cheesy animal crackers. The eggs were the biggest hit, by far. He loved shaking them and hearing things rattle around, then trying to open and close them.

Joseph digging into his Easter basket!

Joseph got dressed up in his Sunday best for Easter dinner at Nana’s house. He always gets a little overwhelmed at first when we’re around a ton of people, but he quickly warmed up and had a blast. My mom recently cleaned out her attic and found a ton of mine and my sister’s old toys, so he had fun playing around with new and different things.

He went strong all afternoon; we left a little before 5:00 and he conked out on the way home.

Joseph - Easter 2016

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend with family and friends!