Sunday, May 22, 2011

Easter

Easter arrived this year when we were in a bit of a sleepless haze, but since I had anticipated that, I had planned ahead for Jared to still be able to experience the first Easter he can remember.  On Saturday, April 23, Todd took Jared to the San Mateo City Easter Egg hunt in Central Park.  Jared wasn't really interested in the eggs until Todd asked him to help "clean up."  After that Jared was enthusiastic about putting eggs in his bucket. 
The city's Easter eggs were empty, so Jared soon found more interesting things to put in his bucket, like sticks and leaves that had fallen from trees. 
Saturday afternoon Jared and Daddy dyed Easter eggs.  I would have just put the eggs in the dye, but these boys had other ideas.  The eggs were colored on, dyed multiple colors, taped, and covered with stickers by the time they were done. 
Jared is an egg artiste.
On Sunday, the Easter bunny came after naps and brought a matchbox car and some new sand toys.  Jared had a great time tracking down eggs.  He got so excited that he decided to clap his hands with a real egg in each hand. Things got a little messy.
He had a great time discovering eggs, but he was even more excited when he discovered that the Easter bunny had filled the plastic eggs with treats: raisins, goldfish, and teddy grahams.  Spoils!
In all of this egg-citement, Jared was quick to remind us any time he heard the word "Easter" that it is really about resurrection ("reh-rah-rah-rah") and Jesus.  He tells us over and over that Daddy will be resurrected, Mommy will be resurrected, and Baby Eloise will be resurrected.  I'm going to say that that family home evening lesson was a success.   Happy Easter!

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