Category Archives: Holidays

Mother’s Day

Posted by: Maggie

We celebrated my first real Mother’s Day last weekend with Eleanor’s first restaurant dinner Saturday night with my mom. She was very good throughout the meal. She slept at the beginning of the evening and then joined in the conversation at the table.

On Sunday in addition to celebrating Mother’s Day we celebrated my step-mother Leila’s birthday.

Eleanor had a good time with the family again joining the conversation at the table.

Grandma Leila introduced Eleanor to the doggies, an Irish Wolfhound and a Lab.

Eleanor’s First Passover

Posted by: Maggie

We celebrated the second night of Passover with Josh’s family at his second cousin Diana’s home two Sundays ago (I’m in finals right now so I’m a little behind in my blogging and really should be studying instead of working on this, but its good to have the occasional distraction).

Eleanor looked very pretty in a dress Josh’s grandmother Renee sent her.

Eleanor fussed during the Seder and fell asleep on Josh’s arm during the meal so he ate one handed while trying not to disturb her. She was a little more cheerful after her nap and had some fun with the family.

Here she is with her Grandpa Gross and Aunt Beth:

Aunt Beth and Aunt Jenny :

Grandpa Gross:

Because Eleanor was the only child at Passover she got to find the Afikomen (the last piece of matzah of the meal) and trade it with Diana for a prize.

It was an inflatable Matzah ball that her Aunt helped her blow up.

Easter Sunday

Posted by: Maggie

Sunday was Easter, and was a very busy day!

Eleanor had not napped much on Saturday because she was out of the house celebrating her Grandpa Keegan’s birthday, so she was exhausted on Sunday. She napped most of the morning and even fell asleep on the changing table while we were getting her dressed in her Easter outfit.

Our first stop of the day was to visit our friend Andrew and his family so they could meet Eleanor. I have known them since I was sixteen so they have watched me change from a punk rock teenager to a mom and soon-to-be-attorney. Andrew’s mom, Julie, and dad, Andy, really seemed to enjoy meeting Eleanor. Unfortunately, I forgot to bring my camera in.

We next went to my Aunt Kathleen’s house for an Easter Egg hunt.

We got to visit with my cousin Leana and second cousin, seven-month-old, Mia.

Josh hung out with Eleanor while I found our eggs.

For some reason my brother Emmett had two eggs to find.

After the Easter Egg Hunt we went to my mom’s house where Eleanor got her first Easter basket from her Grandma.

Then we had our Easter dinner.

Eleanor had fallen asleep on Daddy’s lap right before dinner so Daddy had his dinner on the couch.

After dinner Eleanor woke up and hung out with Grandma.

We were also belatedly celebrating my brother-in-law Christian’s birthday.

My mom got him an interesting gift, pictures of my sister having her hair and makeup done for their wedding.

It was a very busy weekend and we have vowed to avoid leaving the house again for at least a month.

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