I never realized that I was a holiday sort of gal. Turns out I am. I love celebrating special days with the chiquita. It's so much fun to see her experience all of these things for the first time. Everything is so brand new for her and her excitement seeps into me.
Easter was so much fun this year. Last year Leeloo was too little to do anything more than bunny ears. This year she was the perfect age to enjoy all the festivities.
|We used marshmallows instead of paintbrushes perfect for little fingers!|
|Reading with Miss Ella - the hostess of the day.|
|Eating with the big girls - she used her fork and everything!|
|Excited to have a pinwheel and already one bow short (we always lose at least one ribbon!)|
|She liked the eggs at first, but she loved them when she realized there were prizes inside!|
|Luckily for us she didn't notice that we traded out the candy for cheddar bunnies and graham crackers.|
|She loved running through the drying paintings (until mami realized they were still wet)|
|This is as close as she got to the Easter bunny. She was all smiles, but very cautious.|
We bought her first Easter basket this year. We filled it with hand puppets, a stuffed bunny, a new big girl cup, a pinwheel, a book and a rubber ducky. I didn't know if she'd even notice it, but she woke up and right away pointed to it from across the room. So far the pinwheel and the book are the biggest hits.
|Books with moving parts are big right now.|
I filled eggs with bunny crackers, grahams, animal cookies and rubber duckies for the kiddos to find. The chickadee was more interested in pine cones and snacks than Easter egg hunting, but the other kids scooped them up. Leeloo ran in the grass and played under the parachute and was ready for a super nap by the time we were finished.
|Covered in strawberries!|
After an extra long nap we headed to the chica's godparent's house where she discovered their bookshelf and the piano. We finished the night by singing and dancing together .
|Helping her Nina Lorena with the higher notes.|
|Looking at a Hawaii coffee table book with her Nino David.|
|So excited that she can climb onto the patio furniture.|
|I missed the kiss, but she was being especially sweet to baby Daniel.|