On Sunday morning we woke up early (as we pretty much do every day), and hurried downstairs to see if the easter bunny had visited during the night. He had! Soren knew exactly what to do, while little Poppy wasn't quite so sure. We tried to tell her to put her eggs in her basket, but once she found one she wasn't about to give it up.
After filling their baskets, we tried to sit down for breakfast. Poppy ate her plate, hopped off her chair, and crawled up to Soren's spot and ate his breakfast too. Soren ate nothing. Typical. We then changed into our easter best and headed to my parents house. The car ride there was filled with questions about what the easter bunny might have brought... most specifically, Soren had it in his head that the easter bunny might have brought him a starwars yoda car. We explained that this was very unlikely, as the easter bunny typically just brings candy, and even if he did bring a small present the odds were against it being a yoda car. Usually, he hypes these things up in his head and then promptly bursts into tears when he's presented with a very nice gift - but it's not what he's envisioning.
So... imagine our surprise when he opened up a present that was a starwars yoda car!!! There were plenty of squeals of excitement. Poppy started to get the hang of easter, and of course wanted to eat every egg she spotted. I'm pretty sure Grandpa obliged her:)
I must say easter was tiring this year. A full day of over-sugared kids and multiple outings can feel a bit overwhelming. We had fun - it's just one of those days where you collapse in bed at the end of the day and wonder why? Why so many candies? Why all the presents? The kids would have been happy with one egg each... but then you remember that easter comes but once a year, and being a little tired is a small price to pay for all of the smiles that were shared over the day. Not just by us, but by our loving and thoughtful grandparents and family and friends. We are so lucky to be tired. And on the way home from easter dinner, Soren excitedly told us from the back seat... 'Mommy and Daddy! I found Jesus!' What a way to end the day...