I truly believe that celebrating holidays gives us a great chance to create family memories and traditions and identity. I don't always do it as much as I want to, but I do believe that it matters.
We've given Easter a run for its money this year. Kyle had a party at his preschool on Thursday. He was distracted from singing the Spring songs that they've been learning, because the Easter bunny was right behind him!
Unlike some of his other three-year-old classmates, he didn't have any problem at all sitting and posting with the EB for their individual shots. Unfortunately, he does have trouble sitting in general, so my first picture was blurry, and in this second picture he was already hopping on down the bunny trail. They did take a Polaroid which came out great--cheesy grin looking right at the camera.
He asked me earlier this week if I remembered coloring eggs. Kyle's always asking us if we remember something. Apparently he remembers everything. I actually didn't remember that I had done the Good Mommy thing and colored eggs last year, and I was glad that he reminded me. With all of the construction/remodeling/painting going on, it might have slipped my mind (notice the paint can on the kitchen counter in the background). We had fun. Kyle wanted all his eggs to be blue, his "favorite color." I experimented with a few brown eggs that I boiled up just for fun. They actually colored nicely. Amanda patiently held the eggs half in the dye and made some multi-colored ones.
So tomorrow we'll don our Easter parkas and enjoy this holiday synonymous with the onset of Spring as the temperatures skyrocket to 43 degrees. I'll try to squeeze in an egg hunt after church, and then we'll join some friends for dinner.
Happy Easter! He is risen, indeed.