Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Our Family's First Easter

Our little family of 3 celebrated our first Easter season together with a trip home to Nova Scotia to see our Pinsent side of the family. We left PEI on Thursday afternoon after the baby and I went to our first yoga class. We met up with dad at home after the class and got on the road. We got there in no time, making on stop to nurse the baby. I never thought I would sit in the back of the car nursing my baby at a big stop Irving, but I did! We stopped at Babies R Us in Dartmouth Crossing before going home for the evening, and we bought a second stage car seat for Haig Arthur that was on sale. Haig settled okay the first night but liked having me close by.

Friday morning we went to our Aunt Sharon's for brunch. Everything was great except for our fussy baby who finally had a big number two. We took him downstairs to change him. He made such a mess that we had to throw out the onesie shirt that he was wearing. There was no saving that onesie shirt, especially since we were at someone else's house. Haig Arthur seemed to have a lot of blow outs of his clothing on this weekend so we will probably go up a size in diapers. Size 3 diapers already, my baby just keeps growing and growing! We took a little drive in the afternoon with the baby and a short walk at Morris Lake. We went to the temple in the evening to go to a sealing session which was really lovely. Two of my good friends were there, Jessica and Brittany and my mother and father in law also came with us. We left the baby at home with Hannah and great-Granny. Haig Arthur did not sleep very well at my in-laws. As soon as bedtime rolled around on Friday night he was cranky and miserable. Haig ended up sleeping on the couch so the baby and I could have the bed upstairs to ourselves. All three of us did not get much sleep all weekend.

On Saturday around lunch time, our friend Maia brought her girls over to visit. We didn't visit for too long however because we were going to attend a sealing at the temple at noon. Friends from our church congregation were being sealed in the temple. This couple has already been married for several years now but since joining our church they were now able to go to the temple and be joined together for time (this life) and for all eternity (after death). It was really wonderful to have been around them as they have made this journey and watch them in the temple on this special day. After this, we went to a lunch with Maia and her family at her mother's new house. It was good to see lots of people we know there too.

Saturday afternoon we also took a trip to the mall to look around. It was busy but not has bad as I thought it would be on Easter weekend. That evening we had our Easter supper with our family. Everything was very delicious. Eli and Victoria were there with us which made me very happy. Our little boy was not very happy around bedtime again. He had another messy diaper situation which resulted in a bath too close to bedtime. I will admit we have a pretty happy baby and I have never heard him scream and cry like he did on this particular night. Once he got his bedtime bottle he was a little happier and then flaked out. We missed spending some time with our family because of this so once he was sleeping, Haig went out with his little sister Hannah and I spent some time with my mother-in-law. 

On Sunday we went to church. Church at 9:00 a.m should not be a thing, but it is in Cole Harbour. Lots of our friends loved meeting and seeing our baby. We were also lucky to see our friend Vanessa and her sweet baby Mia. Her and Haig Arthur are two days apart in age. We will hopefully see them again next month when we visit Calgary! We only stayed for sacrament meeting so that we could go home and get ready to drive back home. Haig drove the first of the way and I fell asleep. When I woke up he was on an exit that I didn't recognize looking for a gas station. I checked on my phone and realized we were almost in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia! Haig had taken the wrong exit by mistake. Once we found some gas, I drove us back to Truro and onto the right highway to get us to New Brunswick and then PEI. It was a tough situation and I wasn't too happy about the detour but we eventually got home safe and that is all that matters!

When we got home we stopped at my parents house for some dinner and then came home to see what the Easter bunny left for our baby. His own little bunny, some cereal to try in another month or so, a book and a shape-sorter toy. I am so glad that Haig was able to get the weekend off work to come home with us and that our baby had a special first Easter with his Nova Scotia family. We are so blessed.

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