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I am a Mom of two young lads, a fitness fanatic and wife to a die-hard Packers/Brewers fan. I worked in corporate america for 12 years. Now I am on a new adventure - raising my sons and working part-time in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Instructor. I hope you stop by and read my updates- family, fitness, or life related!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Edgey Beans

Dying Easter eggs with Mom.

Braden and cousin Catherine posing at the Sullivan celebration.

The golden egg has been found!

Braden's turn to fish for a prize.
Who on earth is behind this curtain?
Bubbles at the park on Easter day!

Is it edgey beans, elly jeans, belly jeans or jelly yeans? I can't remember how he says it exactly, but Braden has a new love for jelly beans. He asks for more all the time, but I eventually have to cut him off (which on good days he can be rationally talked out of a meltdown and somedays I get a slight tantrum). We had a very fun Easter this year though, seeing as how last year he was only about 6 months old and not able to partake in much of the fun. It is crazy how one year can make such a big difference in how much they get into a holiday!

The 2011 Easter festivities for our family started on Friday night with dying Easter eggs at home. It was more or less me dying the eggs, letting Braden help, and then doing damage control as he tried to dip his hands in the cups of dye. Saturday morning we then headed to my sister's for brunch and an egg hunt with all of the Sullivan side. Braden was in rare form playing with his cousins. He also had zero time to eat w/ all the distractions- so his brunch consisted of grapes, strawberries and later some bunny cake with ice cream. That's really mom's type of meal - fruit and dessert - so I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

The egg hunt for toddlers was upstairs - less chaos/distractions and eggs were easier to find. So, Braden and Ava had their egg hunt upstairs while they other kiddos were in the basement. Braden got distracted w/ some toys here and there, but for the most part he was pretty into looking for eggs and collecting him in his basket. Once he realized that each egg made a "clank" noise, he would rip them open to see the candy and of course want to eat it all immediately. Bapa (my Dad) then ended the festivities with a fun fishing game. He stayed hidden behind a curtain and when each kid held the fishing rod, they pulled out a prize. Braden's curiousity got the best of him with this game (as usual). He figured out someone was behind the curtain and started to peek underneath to watch the magic unfold! We were all laughing. He was a successful fisherman though and came home with a new kite and a plastic boat to sail in the tub, lake or puddles.

Sunday (Easter day), we enjoyed the day as a family of three with our own Easter egg and basket hunt, breakfast, church, and then a trip to the park for some sliding and playing in the sand. Of course, we had to bring the bubbles to the park! Braden was very excited about the new construction truck that was in his Easter basket(which doesn't leave his side most days now) and of course, his new bubble gun. Oh what fun when they can really enjoy holidays and show their excitment. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter with your families!

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