Easter Time!

Apr 6, 2015

Happy Easter! 
Yet another holiday has come and gone, and as per usual I'm regretting my food consumption as even my stretchiest of pants feel a wee bit tight.  Lent is over and I've probably eaten more chocolate in the past 2 days than a person should eat in 40.  Judging by the flips and kicks, my baby is thoroughly enjoying the feast. 
This Easter weekend was a busy one!  Having a child makes every occasion so much more fun.  Aaralee is at the magical age that is just on the brink of understanding fun activities such as decorating Easter eggs and participating in hunts to find them.  Her age has never stopped me from carrying on with our holiday traditions in the past, but this was the first time that it was fun for both of us!  
A couple of weeks back we took her to meet the Easter bunny.  I've never been a fan of the creepy mall rabbit, but every time she'd see him from a distance she'd giggle and wave with such enthusiasm that I couldn't resist paying for an overpriced photo.  As it turns out, she's more of a fan from afar and up close he wasn't nearly as awesome.  

In the lead up to Easter I decided to introduce Aaralee to one of my favourite Easter traditions… decorating eggs! Once she caught on to the objective, she had a blast! She painted the egg, the high chair tray, and the wall beside her.  

The fun lasted until her egg slipped out of her hand and landed on the floor. Once it cracked open she realized that by some cruel trickery she'd been holding food the entire time! She was not very happy about the fact that we wouldn't let her eat the paint covered egg.  Ryan and I took on the task of decorating the remaining eggs.  

We spent Good Friday evening among friends, dining on a delicious meal that included many, many perogies.  Our normally quite anti-social toddler took a liking to our friend's two little boys. They strolled around the house holding hands and ran in circles through the pantry. The five year toted her around the house and kissed her on the cheek.  Ahh, young love.  Enjoy it while you can kids… your parents won't think that it's as adorable when you approach the teenage years!  
Saturday morning we headed for the big Easter dinner with Ryan's family.  We spent the day eating, watching the kids play, and searching for Easter eggs! With a little bit of help from me, Aaralee managed to find 17 eggs! She enthusiastically placed them in her basket and waited for me to point out the next one.  Once she realized that the colourful plastic eggs were filled with chocolate her excitement level peaked.  A few tantrums would follow as she was denied eating it all at once.  I'll be honest, I'd never felt so hypocritical in my life.  

Sunday morning we all slept in until nearly 9 am!  Between Ryan's work schedule, Aaralee's desire for breakfast, Niko's need to be let outside and me being 31 weeks pregnant, sleeping in is a rare luxury in this house these days! It was pure bliss. Once we were all awake we headed downstairs to see what was in Aaralee's Easter basket! She was certainly excited! She was kind enough to share her treats with Mommy… okay, fine... She had no choice in the matter. 

After breakfast and a little (a lot) of chocolate, we were all tired. We spent the rest of the morning relaxing… it was much needed after a busy few days! All in all, it was a wonderful weekend spent with great friends and family.  Next year we'll have two busy little ones to celebrate with, and I can't wait! 


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