Sunday, April 7th, 2013
(Listen, I know that Easter was a week ago and we’ve all moved on, but I have had a WEEK and this is really the first chance I’ve had to sit by myself and type something out. Humor me, please?)
Easter Weekend was a bit different than I had imagined, but we still had a great time. Bill injured his knee in a brutal baby gate injury and spent all of last week in a brace and on crutches (more on that later). So, we weren’t quite as…festive as I would have liked, but we got some good memories out of the weekend which is what it’s all about, right?
Henry and I kicked off the festivities by visiting with the Easter Bunny on Thursday. Sure, the mall Easter Bunny is super cheesy and a little scary looking, but it’s something that I did as a little girl and I like having the photos to compare from year to year. (Side note: last year we went to see the Easter Bunny with Nanette and her Em, and I sure missed them this year!)
Saturday morning, we met up with some friends at the Oregon Zoo for the Rabbit Romp. There was a special area for kids under 2 and despite the ridiculous number of people out and about (the weatherman forecasted a high of 72!) we were able to get into the 2nd “Waddler” hunt of the morning. Henry was armed with the super cute Sock Monkey basket my dad gave him for his very first Easter and he was ready to find some eggs! He quickly grabbed one egg, shook it (perhaps because of the shaky eggs we play with at Music Together?) then saw a bright blue slinky on the lawn. He dropped the egg, went for the slinky and it was all over.
Bill hopped on a Zoomer and took a ride back to the zoo entrance and found a comfy bench while Henry and I saw some animals with our friends. Henry got super excited about the giraffes (he furiously signed “baby” when we were looking at them), the lions (he yelled TAAAATTTT!) and the sea lions (again, he signed “baby”).
As if he knew that a large rabbit had left a basket of goodies for him, Henry rose at 6 on the nose Sunday morning. The best item in the basket? The Tiny TOMS. He carried those things around all morning. Second best thing? The paper Easter grass. I’m still finding bits of it that he stowed away for safe keeping.
Later in the morning, we went to an Egg Hunt and brunch hosted by some friends of ours (same friends we Rabbit Romped with). Henry found his first egg before the egg hunt even began and I don’t want to brag but…my kid excels at egg hunting. We found some eggs, ate some delicious food, had some mimosas and chatted lots. Henry enjoyed exploring the giant lawn and I honed my agility skills by chasing him around. It was a good day.
Hope your Easter was just as delightful.