Sunday, April 08, 2007

We had a couple of friends over for brunch yesterday. The brats were very well behaved. Their latest game is to use the threading toys I got them as 'seatbelts'. They sat on the lounge together and went for a 'drive' in the big red car - seatbelts on of course. I wish my camera was repaired so I could share how cute they were - hopefully we'll get it fixed soon, until then everything is a little blurry I'm afraid.


Easter






I don't wonder why, I wonder what you thought that would get us ... I wish I could remember where these lyrics come from as they are going round in my head at the moment - they relate to the crucifixion of Christ. I think it got us a lot - and in some vague and perhaps futile attempt to make easter important for two two year olds ( who are not ready to hear about death and resurrection) we talked a lot about Eggs, chickens and new life rather than Easter Bunnies in my house this year. I decided that rather than try and explain so much as to why Easter is important I would ensure that the twins had a lot of fun with family and friends - a time that they might consider 'special', I think that is enough for now.

We took the brats to the Royal Agricultural Society's Easter Show on Good Friday. They (and we) loved it. Hannah enjoyed the noodles for lunch and the animals she got to see and pat. Kit loved watching the Bananas in Pajamas and the Teddy Bears as well as the animals. He liked watching the Surfing Scientist poke a straw through a potato and pencils through a plastic bag filled with water - when we got home he got some gloves, palydough and a stick and started reenacting the experiment with his potato. Hannah got a New MacDonalds Farm showbag, Kit chose a Thomas one, I got the Darrel Lea Pig Out one (you can't have too much chocolate at Easter) and their father got a Whizz Fizz one. We got lost finding the car park afterwards so I am sure the 3 km walk helped me lose some of the chocolate calories I consumed once I got home.

7 comments:

L. Noelle said...

Happy Easter to You Shelly! In response to the comments on my last post! Please have faith in nutritional supplements, our kids have much different immune systems from the start, and need all the help they can get, no matter how healthy they appear to be! I will be happy to pass on any information you need! Best of luck to you! Noelle

Em said...

I agree ... we try to make easter a special family time for our little ones so that down the line they will regard it with fond memories...

Jen said...

Aren't those lyrics from a song by Concrete Blonde? Maybe, maybe not. That was my first thought, anyway.

Happy Easter!

mum2brady said...

Sounds like a wonderful Easter celebration. I agree, talking to two year olds about the true meaning of Easter is a little above their heads :) My almost 10 year old's concentration fizzled as we were discussing it at Easter dinner yesterday :) I hope your week continues to go well and that you can get your camera fixed soon! Kit and Hannah are adorable, and I love seeing pics of them, blurry or not :)

jotcr2 said...

Glad the kids liked the Easter Show.

~Melissa~ said...

It sounds like a wonderful Easter show. I think your two "brats" are so beautiful!

Michelle said...

I love their imagination - seatbelts! Too clever! Sounds like you all had a wonderful Easter!