Easter 2011

It felt like we had a lot of time to prepare for Easter this year with it coming so late in April, but that didn’t stop us from still partially neglecting our role as Easter Bunny.  We did take baby steps from last year by buying Aiden his forever Easter basket and getting plenty of candy and treats for it in the weeks leading up the day, but it all just kinda sat on our kitchen counter in an unorganized fashion while Easter came and went.  In fact, it’s still there and may remain until Halloween when he can take the basket out trick-or-treating.

Easter 2011 

Seriously though I’m figuring that we still have at least one more Easter until Aiden starts considering us dead-beat parents so we’ll do better next year…when we have TWO Easter baskets to worry about.  I mean seriously becoming a parent just makes you realize how awesome your parents really were.  Easter, birthdays, Christmas…with all the holidays and special occasions it’s a lot of damn work making it all special all the time.

But worry not.  We had some fun this Easter, and I’m pretty sure it’s more about the experiences and candy than the well organized and properly presented basket anyways.

We hunted some eggs.  (Note: That is not the forever Easter basket.  That basket will never be allowed out of our house so I guess trick-or-treating with it is out.  Elmo was Grandma provided and got lots of use.  Thanks Grandma!)

Got one! I'm almost certain he was thinking "my eggs"

We met the Easter Bunny.

When we returned to that spot a week later, he asked about the bunny.

The following two pictures pretty much sum up how Aiden felt about that.  The first is him from the front in the picture above.

WTF? 

Ah helllll no.

In fairness, the Easter Bunny was pretty creepy looking.

As long as we were there, it was ok.

And we spent some time at Aunt Becky’s house where we blew bubbles and ate lasagna and cupcakes naked.  (Seriously why bother with a nice Easter outfit??? Aiden’s wasn’t even that nice or picked  specifically for Easter and I still didn’t want him eating lasagna in it).

BUBBLES! BUBBLES!

Aryn’s delicious cupcakes were the perfect size for Aiden to shove a whole one in his mouth at once.

Squirrel cheeks 

Pure joy with Aunt Becky and Uncle Chris.

Such joy

But probably the most important thing we did this Easter was discover the true magic of Jim Beam…aka jellybeans.

There’s a lot there to love, but I’m a big fan of the way he’s eating out of his bib at the beginning like a pig at a trough.  Anyhow, jellybeans to a toddler include any oval shaped candy.  For us it was mostly Robin Eggs with a few actual jellybeans thrown in.  And Aiden takes it pretty seriously.

So see?  Not even two and we’ve already made great strides in teaching him the real meaning of Easter.

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2 Responses to “Easter 2011”

  1. Nama & Paw Paw Says:

    LOVIN’ IT AIDEN & MOM! GREAT PICTURES DAN!

  2. Rebecca Says:

    The Easter bunny pics are priceless.

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