Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Our Big Easter!

It is funny how amazing the holidays are now that Colin is older! Easter was last Sunday and what a wonderful day we had with the little man! As I tucked Colin into bed on Saturday night, I told him that the Easter Bunny would be coming to leave him a present and he took things quite literally...he woke up at 7am on Sunday morning and immediately headed into the living room. He said "There is no Easter Bunny here!" HA!! He thought the big guy would just be waiting for him on the couch! I showed him the basket that was left for him and he was beside himself with excitement. He got a new pack of construction trucks and a new model airplane, as well as a stuffed bunny and some finger paints. He was glued to his new stuff until Jer told him to look in the backyard for the hidden eggs. He ran outside and began the hunt, which consisted of him stopping to open each egg and eat the candy inside before going to find the next one. :-) He thought finding candy in those eggs was the best thing that ever happened to him. It was so much fun to watch! The candy overload continued as we got dressed and headed over to Jer's parents house for our annual Easter lunch and egg hunt. Mom Mom and Pop Pop had tons of presents for him and a lot more candy! After sorting through his second batch of Easter loot, he headed outside for the egg hunt, which was absolutely hysterical. After finding candy in the eggs during the first hunt, he assumed that all eggs had a prize inside. He kept opening the eggs at Jer's parents house and tossing them to the ground with a puzzled, "There's no candy inside!!"...he was so upset about it that I was having a hard time not giggling at him. Mom Mom saved the day by sneaking some Hershey's Kisses into the last few eggs and his love of Easter was restored. The day was so wonderful; we shared a great meal and a fantastic afternoon.

Now for a couple of funny tidbits from the last few days:

*Colin is IN LOVE with Hershey's Kisses. He asks for them constantly and the very best part is that he calls them "slurpy kisses". It is so crazy adorable that I keep giving them to him even when I shouldn't. :-)

*When we got home after our big Easter outing, I had nothing planned for dinner. Since we had been eating all day, I just threw some fish sticks in the oven and corn in the microwave for Colin. He went absolutely insane over it and must have eaten 12 fish sticks. With every bite he kept informing me that "this is the BEST thing you have ever made, Mommy!" and "Mommy, this is SO GOOD, thank you so much for making me this". Yes, I make wonderful meals from scratch every day of my life and the frozen fish sticks are the best thing I have ever made him. You just gotta love a two year old. :-) He had only eaten chocolate for about 12 hours straight at that point, so I am hoping it was the starvation talking. HA!

*So back in early February, I took Colin with me to buy some earrings for my good friend Kimberly's birthday and made a big deal about letting him *help* pick them out. in April 7th...he looks at me and says, "Mommy, I have to go. I need to get Kim some earrings." Absolutely hysterical! In case there was any doubt...Colin remembers everything now....for a long time!

*I really wanted to attend Easter service at church this year, but we decided against it. The huge Easter crowd would absolutely not have worked for Colin at this point. I hope we can make it next year!

And now...let's end this long post with the pictures! :-)

The look on Colin's face when he realized that there was no candy in the eggs. SO FUNNY!

My handsome man! How cute are those plaid shoes?!? :-)

Just after waking up and already hunting eggs in the backyard!


Happy again because Mom Mom hid some "slurpy kisses" in the last few eggs!

I just stuck the camera down and snapped this without looking...what a precious shot it turned out to be!! Probably my favorite from the day.

Me and my most precious Easter gift!

Mom Mom and Colin hunting eggs.
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