The Lexingtonienne



How was your Easter weekend? Ours was jam-packed with wall-to-wall nonstop action. Friday night we had Hubba Bubba’s Philly Italian cousins — who were visiting from the East Coast — over for dinner. From left to right are Cousin Mike, Cousin Ann, Cousin Nick, and Cousin Elissa. You’ll have to figure out the ones in the middle yourself.

dellamonicas visit april 2012

Saturday we were honored to attend our friend Jackson’s first birthday party. Look at this precious family.

Jackson's birthday

The weather was perfect, and Eleanora had the best time sprinting through the park.

EBD running free at 16 months

Jackson’s mama, Susanne, snapped this fabulous photo of my favorite 16-month-old. (Thanks for sharing, Suse!)

Eleanora almost 16 months (4-7-12)

Of course Sunday was Easter. The Bunny himself stopped by our house again this year…

EBD's 2012 easter basket

… and Eleanora went straight for her favorites:

EBD easter 2012


EBD easter 2012

… and sparkly gold shoes. That Easter Bunny sure knows his stuff.

gold slipper 2012

Cousin Liam came over for brunch.

Liam on Easter 2012

But first we had a mini Easter egg hunt on the walkway to our townhouse.

Easter egg hunt 2012

I thought Eleanora might need some coaching from her cousin on how it works…

EBD easter 2012

… but she was just fine on her own, thankyouverymuch.

EBD easter 2012

She carried her basket like a purse.

EBD easter 2012

And it took her about 10 seconds to find the eggs with the animal cookies inside.

EBD easter 2012

We attempted to get a sweet Easter morning photo of the cousins holding hands…

L&E easter 2012

… but when her stage partner started cutting up and going off script…

L&E easter 2012

… Eleanora said she couldn’t work like this and marched off set.

L&E easter 2012

Now here’s a rare sighting… all six of the California Duffys in one photo!

Easter 2012 Duffys

I hope y’all had as happy an Easter as we did. I’ve already heard from several blog readers who made Susan’s Hash Brown Casserole a part of their Easter meal and loved it as much as I do. If you weren’t one of them, you should try it out. With Mother’s Day, graduations, Memorial Day, and Father’s Day on the horizon, you have lots of opportunities coming up.

Stay tuned… a wonderful recipe for lemon bars is coming soon!



P.S. A special thanks to Pat Flanagan for monogramming Eleanora’s Easter bubble!


  • Comment by HD — April 12, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    Great photos! Loved looking at them all, especially of Eleanora and Liam – so cute!

  • Comment by Kelly Bradley — April 12, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    Beautiful pictures! I especially love the one in the hat – precious!
    And of course, the Diva shot, storming off set. Thanks for sharing!

  • Comment by Ann — April 12, 2012 @ 4:18 pm

    Hi Hannah,

    Love your blog! Thanks for including us. It was so nice to spend time with you and the CA Duffys. Your babies are precious! Dinner was fabulous and spending time with your gang was so much fun. Thank you again.

  • Comment by Susanne — April 13, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    Love, love, love! Your blog is so fun!

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