Yellow/Easter [Nurture Photography]

I have my fingers crossed, I think that Spring is finally here in Chicago and just in time. This week the sunshine has been peeking out of clouds and warming the streets below, it has been much awaited after this long Winter we have been having. Green shoots are pushing out of the soil, the crocuses have just begun to bloom and I’ve seen sweet little buds on daffodil plants here and there.

After a doctor’s appointment on Thursday morning, we got off of the bus and I walked back with Mikey through our local park. We stopped to play for a while in the sunshine and Mikey ran through the gate to the playground, excited that the grass is beginning to turn green and that playgrounds will again become a regular part of our days again.



Last week, we decorated the apartment for Easter. Mikey and I cut Easter Egg shapes from coloured paper and strung them around the living room window. Over Easter weekend Mikey made some chocolate nests mostly by himself from cornflakes, chocolate, butter and honey.

We weighed the ingredients, I melted the chocolate for him and he mixed everything together. He put the mixture into paper muffin cups and gently pressed pastel coloured Cadbury’s Mini Eggs into the middle of each.

Easter Sunday was low-key. We did a little Easter Egg hunt inside the apartment, my husband was away all week for a conference and I didn’t have anyone who could watch Mikey in the apartment so I could sneak outside to hide the eggs in our building courtyard! We spent the rest of the day indulging in chocolate and playing together. Mikey tried his hardest to stay awake until his daddy got home at midnight on Sunday.






*Photos taken with the Lensbaby Composer Pro with Sweet 35 Optic

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  1. Beautiful shots. Those edible Easter baskets look great! I love crocus, the true beginning of spring.

    • I love that we have them here, you’re right… they just sum up everything that is good about Spring. I also noticed something in Chicago this year that I hadn’t seen since we lived in Germany… those sweet little white snowdrop flowers. They are my favourite!

  2. The crocus look so beautiful….we don’t have any in our yard….there is one in the circle on the road, but it’a busy intersection – too scared to cross over. 🙁 but I do so love these flowers.
    Jules´s last post ..[Nurture Photography Spring] Yellow

    • We don’t have a yard, I found these along the street on my way to get my son from school 🙂 I love them too, wish we had a yard and I’d grow a ton of them!

    • lol thanks Kristi! My siblings and I used to make these nests a lot for easter when we were kids, but it is only the second time I’ve done it with Mikey 🙂

    • Thank you Teresa! I’ve been seeing some tulips pushing through the ground here and there. They are one of my favourite flowers so I’m looking forward to seeing them bloom!

  3. It feels like looking at a dream when looking at your photos, especially the ones in the kitchen. Whatever you prepared looked so yummy too. 🙂

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  4. Wonderful shots. Especially the one with your son licking the spoon. Fun! Loving the lens, by the way. Nice results!
    Melanie´s last post ..Yellow/Easter

  5. All of your photos are amazing!! I love the one he is licking the spoon, my favorite part of baking;)

  6. Those crocus are absolutely beautiful! I only think of the purple ones, but the yellow ones are lovely. Spring has been lagging behind here in Kentucky too, but this week has been so warm! I’m looking forward to getting back to photography and trying out the weekly challenges!
    Christine Bewley´s last post ..Nurture Photography – Yellow/Easter

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