|Minnesota's idea of Spring in March.|
Hello, belated Minnesota Spring!
In preparation for the holiday, we did one final Easter project. We drew on eggs by dipping chalk in water. Ashton mostly ate the chalk as a yummy snack, but Spencer really enjoyed the activity.
We also visited the infamous Bunny. Every year we make the trip to the mall with our good buddies. Last year Spencer finally overcame his fear of the funny life-sized creature in a furry costume and a Baby Ashton was oblivious. This year it was Ashton's turn to fear It. While my friend's kids ran right up to the Easter bunny and eagerly jumped into his arms for a big hug, mine kept a safe distance. I had to prod Spenc onto the bench next to the bunny and place a screaming Ashton on his lap. I quickly took a few pictures--snap, snap--and rescued my terrified kid. But all was right with the world soon enough when the kids were romping around the mall play area, the traumatic experience long erased from the little guy's memory.
|Posing in their Easter outfits.|
|Once the official business of the bunny pictures were out of the way, the kids played and then we ate.|
Just because Spring has sprung, don't be fooled into believing the cold and flu season has melted away with the snow. Oh no. No, no, no. In fact, it hit our house again this week. Wednesday claimed Victim #1--me. It was the day we were supposed to go on a school class field trip. Ride a school bus! Visit a children's museum! Eat at the mall! I couldn't let my kids down, yet I'm pretty sure school buses aren't equipped with bathrooms, unless that has changed since I was a kid. Daddy to the rescue! Dave left work for a few hours to sit in for me on the field trip. I met them at the mall for lunch and was able to see them get off the bus. (In case you were wondering, Victim #2 got hit harder than me. Much harder. Poor Daddy.)
|Can you spot Spencer's little head peeking out of the window in the top photo?|
Some randomness from our week:
|We were missing our sandbox, which is buried under snow, so we improvised with homemade sand. (Flour mixed with a little oil. I added cinnamon to give it an authentic brown color.) Ash gobbled it right up, of course.|
|Snuggling with my biggest Little one afternoon after naps.|
|Here's to more wagon days to come!!|
|Rainy day fun.|