Easter weekend started with a trip to the zoo. It's a Zoo Atlanta tradition to have an egg hunt for the gorillas. Last year we were too late for the egg hunt and this year...too early. Apparently they do it around 2:30. Oh, well, maybe one year when neither child is napping, we'll see the gorillas in action. While the gorillas are typically pretty active in the mornings, we don't usually get to see them up close and personal. However, there was one female gorilla feasting on cantaloupe and pacing back and forth in front of the glass. Savannah, "She's eating cantaloupe? She's eating cantaloupe, Mommy. She's eating cantaloupe, Daddy. She's eating cantaloupe?"
After the zoo, we heading over the V.E. Easter Egg Hunt. There were 3 hunts for 3 different age groups and since Savannah falls in the 2 and under division, she fared well at the hunt. Savannah saw a lot of her neighborhood friends at the festivities, but was pretty darn excited to see her friend, Emerson, from school.
Savannah and Emerson
Savannah's friend, Nate...isn't he handsome???
After all the excitement of the morning, Savannah was tuckered out and took a nice, long nap. Woohoo! These days, bedtime is quite a chore -- Savannah comes out of her room several times, cries, whines, demands water, her easter eggs and anything else she can come up with that she "NE-EEDS" (insert whiny voice here). So Saturday night, Stephen explained very calmly that the Easter Bunny was coming to bring her gifts, but if she made any noise, she would scare the Easter Bunny away and he wouldn't leave her any toys. She didn't make a peep...not while brushing her teeth or going potty or while Stephen read books...nothing. She stayed in her room and fell right to sleep. I sorta wish the Easter Bunny came every night, but I guess that wouldn't be effective for very long.
Sunday morning came and since we're not church-goers, the morning was quite relaxing. Savannah was very excited to see what the Easter Bunny left for her. Here's the loot for both kiddos.
Savannah is so sweet to her baby brother. This was not staged.
In classic Stephen style, he got up, showered and went downstairs to start the pancakes. Aren't they soooo pretty?!?!?! They were tasty too! Savannah and I ate them ALL!
Finally Savannah got to play with her bubbles. Bubbles have made a huge comeback in our house as of late. Savannah can't get enough and asks us almost daily if we can go outside to play with the bubbles. Stephen found this nifty bubble wand. It really makes a ton of bubbles!
Here's Gage with his eggs. And below Gage is a picture of Savannah's first Easter. She was about 9 1/2 months old here.
Then we headed out front and took some family pictures.
Daddy and Gage
Daddy and his kiddos
Poor Gage...just a couple hours after these pictures, we realized that he had a pretty high temperature and felt awful. He just wanted to snuggle on my chest and rest his head. Poor little guy just moaned. I'm happy to report, however, that Dr. B says it was just a virus and so no antibiotics were necessary. He stayed home with me yesterday and was back to his talkative self this morning.
Guess who took this one??? Savannah got a hold of my camera remote and took several pictures like this.
And our family of four.
Hope you all had a very Happy Easter!
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