Here is the last of the Easter photos. I guess I should have done one post, but there are just too many cute photos not to share individually.
We decided try this pinterest Easter egg tutorial because it seemed easy for buddy to participate. We used cool whip instead of shaving cream as advised for people who might lick. It dyed the eggs, but not very well. I would say pinterest fail.
I love that his tongue is out while he concentrates. You roll the egg in mixed cool whip/food coloring.
He had fun so that's all that matters.
You're supposed to let them sit for 10 mins and we did way longer so that wasn't the issue. Then you just pat dry or use a little cold water to rinse.
Final product. See what I mean.
Max's Easter basket with bubbles, chalk, Goodnight Construction site book (love it), new water bottle and a few candy items.
We hid it in his dishes cupboard.
Easter bunny Gigi hid another gift with a bike helmet and some fun water Nerf guns for summer.
Here is the happy boy before we set off to find his Easter basket.
Look at that face! He kept doing that after he would search an area. He just got done looking in the back of his bike compartment. He really got into it and understood that we were looking for something.
Not under the blankets either!
Nope, not here. Daddy and Max in matching shirts. Max has been refusing to wear any polos, button ups or any nice shirts in general. We are going to be the parents who send their kid in the same shirt every day. My mom calls this the independent 2's instead of terrible 2's.
He was pretty excited. Of course he noticed the big bubbles and then went straight for the m & m's. He loves his chocolate.
Bubbles now please he says.
Off he went in search of his other Easter gifts. What a spoiled little boy.
I wish he would have turned his head so you could see the face. He was doing his happy dance.
Here is his happy dance. He was very excited about everything. We couldn't ask for a better reaction. Precious boy. Check out the rainforest in the back windows! It's all filling in now and just so pretty!
On Saturday afternoon we had a neighborhood egg hunt. The weather was a bit windy with threats of rain so we weren't sure it was going to happen, but it did!
We started by greeting some friends, well Max was busy with his basket, but Olon wanted to say Hi.
Ready, set, go!
We each brought 12 eggs pre-filled so they let them all get 12 eggs first and then we could go back later if there was extra. I liked it that way so that everyone got at least what they brought. No tears for kids without eggs.
In he goes! He also discovered things inside the eggs for the first time. At school and practicing at home we never put anything in the eggs so he was busy shaking the eggs a lot of the time.
Max's bff Noah was helping him get some more eggs.
Here is Max waving to the Easter bunny. He liked the bunny because she gave him a lollipop.
I forget I'm pregnant sometimes until I see the beach ball hiding in my shirt.
So much for a picture of Max and his eggs. He gets the eyes closed for pictures thing from his daddy.
Group shot of the littles with the Easter bunny. Max is too busy eating his sucker to even notice a picture being taken. The older kids went later down by the playground. Lots of fun was had by all.
We decided it was time for Max to officially become a big boy and get rid of his pacci. He is a little over 2 years and 2 months old (wanted to document that for the date). When we'd talk about it he knew he didn't need it anymore and wanted to give it to other babies who did need it. We wanted to make sure he knew it wasn't going to baby sister so he wouldn't have any resentment towards her for taking it. David and I were both off on Friday so we thought it was as good a time as any.
One last good bye
Mom found the perfect size box to fit it and as you can see he was pretty excited about it.
Bye bye pluggy
Sealing the deal.
Still excited as we put it in the mailbox to mail off to the babies who need them.
We even put the flag up.
Right after we drove down to Atlanta to go to the Children's Museum. The kids were all supposed to be off that day, but with all the snow days it was a makeup day so I didn't think it would be as crowded... I was wrong. Bus loads of kids came.
He had fun exploring around. They had farm to table area with kitchen play, slides, water/fishing area, painting, pipe building, sand, trains and more.
I knew he'd like to fish as he tries to fish with rope or anything he can find at home. I will have to get him his own fishing station now that the weather is warmer.
He caught one (well maybe Gigi helped)!
One of his other favorites was the pipe station. They had holes all over and you could put pipes in each one and add blocks and fittings. He was in his element here, such an engineer already. I do have to say that we were good about getting not a lot of kids in the photos, but trust me it was packed out. I also didn't love the price. At $13ish each (parents had to pay too) I wasn't a big fan. I thought the place would be a lot bigger, too. We did get to go to IKEA while we were down there and got some great ideas for our basement kitchen/bathroom areas so that was a fun end to the day. Ok back to the big boy day. He napped in the car/some of IKEA so we didn't have to worry about the pacci at nap time. Next up was bedtime. I've heard stories from parents saying their kid asked for it, but once they said it was gone their kid was fine and went to sleep... For those other half of parents where that wasn't the case... I FEEL YA. My poor little buddy. It was ROUGH. He was VERY distraught. He understood it was gone and knew that he mailed it off, but he was crushed. Very sad. This was almost as bad as our early 6 month cry it out phases. He cried/screamed for over 45 minutes. Going in wouldn't have helped as I knew what he wanted. We didn't cave and he did not make a peep after that for the whole night. He was happy and excited to be a big boy the next day... Stay tuned for big boy bed update.
Max's preschool had an Easter egg hunt on Tuesday and I couldn't miss his first official egg hunt! I took a long lunch and visited him at school.
This is his classroom. They were supposed to do it outside, but the rain/cold weather kept us inside. We practiced inside so he didn't know any better. They also left the eggs empty inside which was fine by us since he doesn't know something goes inside.
Max did a great job of finding the eggs and putting them in his bag.
Gigi came to help, too!
He was pretty excited about his finds.
My silly boy.
Looking at his loot! I have some other great pics of him with his other classmates, but I am not going to post other people's kids faces on my blog without permission so these will have to do. I had fun watching him interact at school. He listens so well and is talking so much at school. The teachers are great and I am glad he is going. We are doing our neighborhood egg hunt this weekend outside so more fun will be had!