Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Easter!

One of the best things about having kids is how there are so many fun activities for every holiday, major and minor, that we can occupy ourselves for several weeks with holiday activities. There are holiday crafts to make, invariably something special to cook or bake, special events at the library, with friends and playgroup. Then comes the exciting actual holiday, which never really means that the "season" is over. There will still be candy to be eaten, new treats to play with, and late events! As a stay-at-home mom, I find it very enjoyable and helpful that there are so many ways to stretch out any holiday!

In any case, Easter was no exception. Jack woke up first on Easter morning, but didn't really notice/discover his Easter basket until a few minutes before Alexander also woke up. The Easter Bunny brought Jack candy (his favorite!) and a new play-doh toy. Alexander got candy and a Lightning McQueen "hopper." (It's one of those big bouncy balls with a handle that the kids can bounce on.)

The boys enjoyed their treats for a while, and then we headed off to NJ where we visited with 26 of our closest relatives. As usual the boys had a wonderful time with everyone, and Alexander claimed that he lived there, with Great-Grandmom and Great-Grandpop, and that if we took him with us at the end of the night, we would be kidnapping him. On the ride home we introduced him to the digital age by letting him watch movies on our new Zune. (It's the Microsoft version of an I-pod [a music player of sorts if you're still not helped by the previous explanation] that can also hold several movies.) He exclaimed, "It's like a little TV that you can listen to with headphones!" Yes, dear. Perhaps we should "take him out" more often.

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