Monday, April 13, 2009

Bunny Time

This year was Anna's third Easter, but it was really her first year of being somewhat aware of what was going on and being able to participate in all of the festivities. I don't know who was more or Anna!

It all started with an Easter Egg Hunt at school on Thursday. They put all of the eggs out on the playground and let the kids at 'em. Anna was kind of tentative at first, but she had a blast once she got the hang of it.

Then, Friday Anna decorated some eggs. We dyed them, then painted them, then put Sesame Street stickers all over them. I gave her full creative freedom, so I take no credit for how pretty (or "interesting") they were!

That night we had to get ready for EB to come. (We left on Saturday for Baton Rouge, so the Bunny was nice enough to come see Anna a day early). Anna wrote a letter for EB, and left her basket along with some carrots out on the table. We told her that the Bunny only comes to see children after they are asleep, to which she promptly replied, "I go nigh-nigh".

The next morning, Anna got to check out all of the goodies EB brought her. I have to admit that I'm kind of sad that my little girl now knows the word "candy" very well. I don't look forward to her starting to ask for it and the fits that will undoubtedly ensue when I have to say no.

After that, we loaded up and headed to BR to celebrate Easter with our families. First stop, though, was a visit with our friends Michele & Matt. Anna and Ryan played together so well - blowing bubbles, sliding, and easter egg hunting. They played and played with those eggs, so much so that Anna got pretty attached to the basket Ryan let her use and was not happy to leave it behind when it was time to go.

Eskimo Kisses

Easter Sunday started, as tradition dictates, at a park on the Westbank with my family. Aunt Katie even made it in from France for the week. We visited with family, flew kites, played on the slides, and Anna even got another chance to hone her Easter Egg hunting skills.

Next stop was at Jeff & Amy's house for their annual Easter Crawfish Boil. Caroline had just gotten an adorable new swingset, so that kept the kiddos very occupied and happy most of the day. The crawfish kept Derek (very) occupied. Later in the day, we went to the levee to attempt to fly kites, but the wind died down. So we opted for some wagon rides down the levee instead. Doesn't get more "New Orleans" than that!

And last but not least, just in case the kids hadn't yet ingested enough sugar to put them in a coma, we went and got some snowballs! It was Anna's first, so I got her a CLEAR strawberry. This turned out to be a good idea because she did spill it not too long after she got it in her grubby little hands. In true New Orleans style, the ice was gloriously finely shaved, and mine was pure heaven with condensed milk on top. Let's just say I'm glad that Houston doesn't know how to do this right, or I'd be at least 300 pounds!

All in all, we had a wonderfully exhausting time, and we wouldn't change a thing!

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