Yesterday was doubly special for us. It was Easter Sunday and Anthony's 2nd birthday! We had a little party with his godparents and their eight children. It was a gorgeous Easter Day. I had another special treat that day: Going to Easter Mass all by myself! I do think it's important to go to Mass as a family, but Anthony was awake pretty much all night as his two year molars decided to come in exactly on schedule. He was just too tired to be expected to behave himself, and Ryan had gone to the vigil the night before. I must admit it was quite nice to listen to the entire homily, to pray through the consecration without any need to keep an exuberant, "Jezzzzzzus! There!" somewhat subdued, and to know that none of the screaming in the back of the church was being caused by my child.
See? Completely zonked out. This was taken at about 11 a.m. Naptime's not usually til 2 or 3. But it worked out well because he was able to have fun at his little party. Once again, I didn't take very good pictures, so for the family here's what I have:
Helping to make his birthday cake.
He was very excited about his truck cake!
Two of Anthony's god-siblings, Paul and Josephine.
And lastly, for Easter, I always make this braided loaf. Recipe here. It's surprisingly easy to do the braiding because the fatty dough is nice and stretchy.