Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy BUNNY Day

Happy 1st Easter to Drake

As most of you know... I go all out (for the most part) for holidays even though Drake could care less and has absolutely no idea what s going on.  I searched and searched for an Easter basket that I liked and that wasn't going to cost me my Aaron's left arm.  After 2 FAILED online purchases I finally found a lady (thanks to out of Georgia.  I ordered his basket and within the same week it was delivered.  I love it and he'll be able to use it for several years before we'll have to upgrade to a larger basket.  When we were in Branson for our 'mini family vacation' in February (I think) Aaron and I found Drake's Easter outfit.  It was super cute but of course he spit up on it not an hour after getting to Mark and Faith's.  I had the details of the night before (dying Easter eggs, letter to the bunny, carrots, etc) and the day of planned out to a T.   

Saturday night after dinner we stripped Drake down to his diaper and colored eggs.  Of course it was for us and the picture more than fun for Drake.  Aaron and Drake wrote on eggs with the magic crayon while I set everything up (and snapped picture).  We couldn't decide the most efficient clean way to let Drake dye his eggs.  We only had 6 but we knew that it wasn't going to be easy or clean.  We finally decided the bumbo with tray was the best way to go.  We let Drake help us put the eggs in the glass of dye on his tray.  He was not  happy camper when we tried taking the egg and glass away.  After all of the eggs were dyed and Drake was slightly blue and yellow, he and I sat down and wrote his letter to the Easter bunny.

The Easter bunny was very good to Drake.  He got an outfit, books, plastic eggs, and a toy.  Mommy and daddy got him a new sippy cup, a big yellow ball, and a choo choo train.  Along with his Easter goodies was a card from the Easter bunny.  BUT it wasn't just a normal card.  It was written backwards so we had to read it in the mirror to see what it said.   
Easter Dinner at Mark and Faith's was delicious.  Drake had his first piece of ham and green bean casserole.  My stuffed tomato appetizer and pineapple nastiness dessert was a hit!  With all of the lovely rain that we've been getting, the egg hunt outside was not happening.  After everyone left but Uncle Dusty, Aunt Jessica, the girls, Drake, and I we had our own egg hunt in the house.  The kids hid in the laundry room while I hid the eggs.  They found them in about 2.4 seconds and the hunt had turned into a game of hot/cold. 

We had a wonderful Easter and I hope that everyone else did too.  The only thing that would could have made it better was if Aaron was there with us. 

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