We kicked off Easter week by dyeing eggs last weekend....I can't say it was a success, because there were tears involved ("no, we can't put the stickers on yet, the eggs aren't dry....no, we can't throw the eggs, they will break...please don't touch Gracie with the dye all over your hands") but he did enjoy the final product :)
We left Friday to go visit Nana & PopPop for the weekend and we were very fortunate to have gorgeous weather for our entire visit. We did a LOT of playing outside, at some nearby playgrounds and in the backyard.
Easter morning rolled around and Jake was up bright & early to begin the egg hunt...nothing like chowing down on some jelly beans at 6am to really start the day out right.
The Easter bunny brought Jake some fun stuff, but the most popular gift was the basketball hoop that Nana & PopPop got him. So popular, in fact, that ever since then, he's been sobbing when it's time to take a nap or go to bed and in between sniffles, he says "No sleep....I play two points!". It is cute and heartbreaking all at the same time.
We went out to dinner that evening and Jake got his money's worth from the buffet....when all was said & done, he had consumed 5 stuffed shells, a pile of carrots and 2 pieces of carrot cake. Here he is enjoying the carrot cake & sharing the wealth with daddy:
The highlight of the Easter dinner was that at one point, everyone was talking & Jake was saying something very softly....I couldn't hear him at first, so I asked him to repeat it and it turns out he was saying "Happy Easter!" (though it came out "happy East-ow", which made it even cuter)
We hope that everyone had a wonderful Easter!!