Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: Easter festivities


Here's our roundup of the weeklong Easter celebrations!

coloring papers at Easter carnival at toddler play gym community center - Easter 2013 holidays
We went to a toddler party at the community center.

toddler sliding down roller coaster ride-on toy at carnival at toddler play gym community center - Easter 2013 holidays
Alrik always forgets to tell his face he's having fun on this ride.

boy sliding down roller coaster ride-on toy at carnival at toddler play gym community center - Easter 2013 holidays
Mikko remembers.

Easter egg hunt for toddlers at carnival at toddler play gym community center - Easter 2013 holidays
Egg hunt for babies! Notice the eggs are not hidden so much as strewn.

Easter egg hunt for toddlers at carnival at toddler play gym community center - Easter 2013 holidays
Didn't matter, though — Alrik found one at a time and ate the candy out of the middle before he'd move on to the next one.

boy enjoying bouncy house at carnival at toddler play gym community center - Easter 2013 holidays
Bouncy!

missed Easter egg hunt on grass at carnival at toddler play gym community center - Easter 2013 holidays
Due to timing confusion, we somehow missed the egg hunt
for this guy's age group. Sad face.

The person in charge noted our disappointment and brought Mikko into her inner bunny sanctum to give him several eggs and prizes he could keep.

happy boy at carnival at toddler play gym community center - Easter 2013 holidays
Day saved!

bunny face paint at carnival at toddler play gym community center - Easter 2013 holidays
Somebunny likes face paint!

sad bunny face paint at carnival at toddler play gym community center - Easter 2013 holidays
Not this dude, though. "I look ridickolous," he told me,
before slinking away to hide until I could get a wet wipe.

balloon animal alien at carnival at toddler play gym community center - Easter 2013 holidays
The amazing balloon lady was done for the day when Mikko cute-d her into
blowing him up an alien. Alrik was fascinated with this balloon
… and freaked out. Simultaneously. For a week.

siblings on bench at carnival at toddler play gym community center - Easter 2013 holidays
Neither boy would pose with the Easter Bunny, but they consented
to sit near each other on his vacated bench.

boy searching apples for chocolate eggs - Easter 2013 holidays
Easter morning dawned with a chocolate egg hunt, just the way my mom did for us.
I was so excited to pass on this tradition this year!

toddler eating chocolate egg - Easter 2013 holidays
Once again, Alrik was not about the finding so much as the eating.

happy boy with gift - Easter 2013 holidays
Mikko was thrilled with his Easter basket, which was lovely to see.

happy toddler using all his gifts - Easter 2013 holidays
Alrik, too: He's wearing the shirt, drinking from the cup, and reading the book.
(He got that cup because he immediately put it into his mouth at the store and wouldn't let go the whole time I was shopping. Let that be your strategy next time you want someone to buy you something. Just immediately lick it.)

brothers putting together gift puzzle - Easter 2013 holidays

toddler boy hitting pinata - Easter 2013 holidays
Then it was off to their aunt's for the traditional (?) Easter piñata.
(Ok, it's just something Mikko had been begging for since St. Patrick's Day.)

boy hitting pinata - Easter 2013 holidays

brothers getting showered by pinata prizes - Easter 2013 holidays
Whee! Mikko was elated. Alrik was upset his horsie friend broke.

brothers enjoying pinata prizes - Easter 2013 holidays
Thank you to my Facebook pals for suggesting plenty of non-candy
inexpensive little trinkets to stuff it with!

toddler wearing pinata prizes - Easter 2013 holidays
The boys were thrilled with their loot.

boy wearing pinata prizes mask and handkerchief - Easter 2013 holidays
The dress-up items especially were a hit!

paleo Easter meal dinner 2013 holidays photo 20130331_0762.jpg
This is how you can eat festively without grains or dairy: ham with deviled egg sauce, mushrooms and green onions sauteed in white wine, and zucchini and walnuts with a lemon cumin seasoning.

coloring eggs tie dyeing - Easter 2013 holidays
We couldn't fit in egg coloring until the day after.
I'm too lazy to go the natural-dye route, so I
hippied things up by choosing a tie-dye package.

toddler transferring dyed eggs to plate - Easter 2013 holidays montessori
Alrik did this Montessori-like egg moving maneuver over and over — and didn't break any!

coloring egg with crayon - Easter 2013 holidays
Mikko didn't like the messiness so contributed by
coloring on the eggs with crayon, pre-dye.

tie dyed eggs - Easter 2013 holidays
What a fun Easter!



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8 comments:

Melissa said...

They are too sweet. Love the "Easter" pinata. :)

Good Girl Gone Green said...

Fun! The roller coaster is a great shot.

Rachael said...

What fun! I just love the eggs.

Run DMT said...

I never go the natural food dye route either. Hey, it's not Easter without Paas. lol

Really great photos! I love the Easter pinata idea. Filing that idea away for next year.

Stephanie said...

Just love all the Easter Pics!! Dying Eggs is truly a great tradition

Petro Neagu said...

Aw! The cuties look like they had a very good time, especially on the candy part :)

Tree Peters said...

how sweet that Alrik could savor the treat before just gathering more and more. So wise.
Love those crazy rollercoasters!

Jennifer Hughes said...

Visiting you from Wordless Wednesday Bloggers. I was so happy to host last week. Thanks for linking up. See you this Wednesday.

Jennifer
www.TheJennyEvolution.com

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