On Saturday they didn't need Keith at the hospital, so he was able to come with us to the egg hunt our neighborhood recreation center had planned -- that means a three day weekend for our family! I was so happy to have him around on a Saturday. I usually have to go to these things on my own or with my mom, which is still fun, but I like having daddy around!
We ate the pancake breakfast before dashing off to see the Easter Bunny arrive on a fire engine. Owen ate a couple sausages and then started digging into the chocolate on the table. Who puts chocolate on the breakfast table? We missed EB's arrival, but were still able to visit with him. I think Owen was more excited about the possibility of seeing the fire engine! We said "Hey!" to EB and then found the spot for the little kids' egg hunt.
Owen wasn't too excited to egg hunt at first, but we were explaining to him how it was going to work and THEN my brilliant sister told him there was treasure inside! Well that totally got his attention! ...until he realized there was a play structure in the egg hunt area. Then he just wanted to play with the wheel.
Sunday morning we woke up bright and early for 8am Mass with Keith's mom, his sister and her family. It was a beautiful Mass, although the three of us spent most of the time in the vestibule, since someone would rather run around than sit. We managed to stay through Communion and then to the end, which doesn't happen most weeks, so we're considering it a success!
After church we all came back to find that the Easter Bunny had visited, so we got right to doing our Easter egg hunt, and then we all watched Owen open his basket.
Owen was most excited to find a peanut butter cup in one of his eggs, and since it was a holiday, we let him have it! He was in Heaven!
He didn't get too far into his basket before he ditched all the things inside and just stuck to playing with the recycling truck. He played with it for most of the day, and we ended up bringing it to my grandpa's house too. I'd say it was an excellent choice made by the EB!
Owen was pretty good about putting up with all the pictures we were taking, but by the time we got around to taking a picture of the three of us I think he was done. I think his squinting is better than his usual turning the other way.
Being the only child around with my family makes Owen the center of attention, which he just loves. He was being super silly while he ate some of the appetizers that were out. He was cracking us all up!
We had a lovely Easter weekend and I hope you did too! Allelujah!