Easter was beautiful. The older kids really came together to make it special for Evangeline. Lenore decorated and stuffed plastic eggs. Alex and Raven stuffed eggs. Lenore hid them while the other two entertained the little one. It was an incredible morning.
After the egg hunt, we had a family brunch followed by the glitter-egg toss. The dog managed to eat a few of the tossed eggs, but that was fine.
It was a nice, quiet day.
“Every day is like summer with you!”….
Evangeline Jade is now officially 3 yrs. old today. We have been working with her the past week on her age. She still thinks she’s 2, and will ague that point if anyone tries to tell her anything different. That will change.
Tonight we are having a small party for her at Chuck E Cheese. She has never been, so this should be fun. This won’t be anything extravagant: just some balloons, cupcakes, and immediate family.
This morning a box arrived from Grandma, and of course there were some lovely wrapped presents. She saw the wrapped packages and was mildly interested……But then she saw this super cool birdie whistle, and now everything pales in comparison
After running around the yard while blowing this thing nonstop, she was ready to come in. There was some protest regarding nap-time but it was pretty peaceful. Tonight will be fun. Below are some additional pictures of our girl on her special day.
One of Lenore’s favorite things about living out here in the country is that she can get dirty on a regular basis. I don’t think I can count how many flowers, trees, pineapples, and weeds she has planted throughout the property. Some of it thrives (usually the weeds), and some dies off.
I don’t really think she cares about the end result. She really just likes to mess around with potting soil, clay pots and seeds. Her Easter baskets usually has a few packets of flower seeds among the chocolate eggs, and they are usually planted within that week.
Evangeline seems to take after Big Sister with the gardening…
The spent several hours in the yard together raking little pots of dirt with whatever seeds they found on the land. It was fun to watch Evangeline follow Lenore around. She was very interested in the process.
But I think the water was everyone’s favorite part of the planting:
Once there was plenty of mud to stomp in, it was time to start the process all over again. I’m not sure if anything will grow in these pot. Actually, I’m pretty sure nothing will grow. But the girls love it, and I love watching it them be little girls together.
It’s what they are supposed to do. 😉
Well not really complete. She has memorized the tab, and now she has to work on everything else. She plans to perform this for crowds by this summer, so there is some time to improve. Thanks to all who watched her progress on this one. 🙂