Monday, April 9, 2012

Egg Hunt

 We didn't do any Learning at Home specific Easter activities, as my in laws were in town through Thursday. Adoration did color some eggs with her G'ma though! The blue eggs were here favorite :)  

I had planned on taking her to a egg hunt but family came in town that Sunday so we went to the beach instead. Then I planned on taking her to another hunt that was this past Saturday...but it started at 9:00 and we ended up having a lazy, pancake morning. I was determined Adoration get the experience though, so we made our own egg hunt in the backyard that afternoon.  

I filled the eggs with a few finger puppets/little toys and some Annie's fruit snacks. I'm not quite ready for her to have "real" candy yet. She eats sweets sometimes, like frozen yogurt or "ice ceam," as she call it, popsicles, and the occasional celebratory cupcake or cookie. But I feel like candy is a whole other ball game! She thinks fruit snacks are pretty much candy though and calls them "tweats." Once Adoration discovered the eggs had stuff in them, she opened every egg before putting it in the basket. She was pretty excited about both the "tweats" and the little toys. In fact, she has insisted on adding the finger puppets to the current menagerie residing in her crib at night. She also insists on packing them in her little purse every time we go some where.  

Tomorrow I'll show you Adoration's Easter basket. I filled it with some handmade goodies and was probably just a little too excited about it! I mean it's a little ridiculous how pumped up I get creating these little experiences for her. I think about this a daughter's joy brings me so much joy. I think that this is must be a shadow of how God feels about our joy. If he is the perfect loving Father and I am just an imperfect parent, how much more joy does it bring His heart to give His children good gifts???

Thank you Jesus, for always giving good gifts, and enduring the shame of the cross for the joy set before you (we were your joy.)   


  1. I see you have been perfecting the double french braids!! Beautiful!! :)

  2. Those braids kill me. I miss your sweet family so much!

  3. Ohh...what a love the basket. Where did you find it??

    -Alyson @


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