Monday, April 12, 2010

Easter fun

The day before Easter, while Daddy went skiing, Isabelle and I participated in the Gilman Village Easter Egg hunt here in Issaquah. It was tons of fun- but a bit more like trick-or-treating than a true egg hunt (i.e. going from shop to shop getting eggs). Isabelle surprised me by absolutely loving the Easter Bunny- and making us go back 3 times to say hi to him again! This was a shock since she was pretty suspicious of getting too close to Santa. That afternoon we dyed eggs together. Isabelle especially enjoyed putting princess stickers on her eggs.

On Easter, we started the day with a small egg-hunt in our backyard, which was so much fun! We did it last year too and it was just remarkable how much had changed in the year. She was so fast at finding eggs all over and persisted in searching for the final egg until she saw it. Now our challenge has been to pace her in eating all that candy!

We also had an Easter basket with Big Bird stuffed animal, some Easter stickers, a Cinderella dress-up doll, and a book. Unfortunately Isabelle walked in on me preparing some of her eggs and found the basket in the closet before I could give it to her! She said "Mommy I want Big Bird!."

We had our good friend Mike over for Easter dinner, which was tons of fun since we don't see him nearly enough since parenthood, and Isabelle absolutely loved his goofiness and willingness to play with her! We enjoyed a prime-rib dinner together followed by the most amazing coconut cake Mike brought for the dinner.

Recreating last year's Easter picture:

Last year:

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