April 20, 2014

Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's way!!

Ohhh how fun is it to look forward to the Easter Bunny coming for a visit?!!!
    First to get ready we colored eggs. Now I remember dying eggs being so much fun. But now that I am on the other end and trying to prevent major spills......It wasn't as entertaining. lol But the bear sure had a good time.
my sweet cuddle buddy

One oil drip pan outside....check! cups for eggs....check! eggs, spoons, and coloring.....check! And of course baby wipes, and extras so we can clean up the mess. lol He was having such a blast with the eggs.

Checking out the eggs. Why not smell them as well.. lol

He dropped it, and is inspecting the egg. ha ha
Telling me he dropped and broke the egg. Ooops.

Next  while the Bear was getting his bath I started in on hard boiling some eggs, and making Rice Krispie treats. lol Now I am not experienced at making these and it was my first time doing this all by my onesies. lol I just googled best Rice Krispie recipe and ran with that. lol Ohhhhh foolish me.   So I had bought two large bags of marshmallows and let Bear's choose what color he wanted out of them. lol He chose pink. Well as it ended up I didn't have enough. So the whole bag went in, and ended up turning the color a little mustardy. lol Then the recipe asked for butter, and dry cake batter mix. So I added it all. Everything it asked for. lol But alas things started getting sticky. Like majorly dry and sticky. ha ha ha  So it got harder and harder to try and stir and mix. And I had promised Bear's that after his bath he could help with this. But then it seemed more and more impossible. ughhhhh. It was leaning more and more into a disaster zone. lol Go figure. But thank goodness it kind of worked out in the end.  After it cooled down a tad I was able to scoop it into a glass dish and Becca (the nurse) brought Bear's in and he helped pat down the mixture into the pan while I continued to scoop. ha ha.  It wasn't a complete disaster, but it came pretty close. lol
the messy treats!

While I was making the Rice Krispie treats, I was also boiling eggs to make deviled eggs when the phone rang. It was the neighbor across the way. (the one who rescued Bear's ball) They told me that they were excited to watch Bear's Easter Egg hunt at the other neighbors house, and were even hiding a few eggs that night with money in them for him. How cute is that?!! They asked if they could come over and watch. ha ha ha It is kind of cool to see how a community can wrap around you sometimes. ;0)

So we boiled and chilled the eggs.  Then we peeled them and I sliced and gutted them. After that I made deviled eggs for the first time. And they turned out fantastic. he he he.

Best Buddies!!

Yummy eggs.

Packing and Playing!! What a great night!!

Last night my sweet little Bear fell asleep in my lap while skyping with his papa.  After I laid him down  and was doing Bunny Prep work, Bear's rolled over and said twice "Easter Bunny Coming." Ohhhh my heart melted. Then I really started thinking about the next day and what would make it excellent. I suddenly remembered that the dang Easter Bunny had forgotten to get a new ball to replace the one that had popped. Uh Oh!!!!  Just to recap......

* Ball was kicked into tree.....
*Ball got UBER stuck....
*Neighbor used a long, long irrigation pipe and popped that ball right out of the tree.....
*Ball was rescued and fine.....
*two days later Ball was flat. revived for only 24 hours, but is deader than dead.
*Bear's asked if Easter Bunny could bring him a new ball for Easter. Mama replied yes.
*MAMA FORGOT............Night before Easter and NO BALL!!!!! Bear is talking in his sleep and expecting a new ball.....UGHHHHHH

Late last night I did a little prepping for the morning. I grabbed some of the packed up Easter that hasn't been taped and boxed yet and put out a little treat for the Bear. I just put out a tiny little basket with a big purple egg in it with some candy he loves.
the Easter Bunny stopped by and left an egg for the morning.

When he got up he was super excited. He opened his egg and asked for a piece of candy. I gave him a bite of Kit Kat (his fav candy bar) and he chewed it for a second and then told me yucky!!!!! Are you flipping kidding me? Now what do I do? I have over 100 Easter eggs filled and now he doesn't want any candy? Oh No!!!!

So as soon as Becca his nurse arrived I hopped in the car before she even made it in the house and (hopped) drove to the store. I grabbed some stuff that wasn't candy and a BALL or two and flew out the door back home.

As I was walking up to the house I noticed the front door open. And right as I rounded the corner two little birds flew in the house. Ughhhhh really?!! So the egg hunt was on hold. I grabbed bear's bug net and ran around trying to catch them. That must have been entertaining to watch. I mean I was flapping and flailing my arms trying to get them to fly to a certain area so that I could attempt and catch them in the net. lol  I imagine it was similar to watching Winnie the Pooh doing jumping Jax. lol
   Next I loaded the goodies in the car and drove up to the neighbors house to do the Easter egg hunt on her front lawn since we don't have lawn at all.  I dropped piles of them all over, and put out all the goodies. ;0D The neighbor came out to watch, and we had fun watching, chatting, and trying to get Bear's to get the eggs and put them in the basket. ha ha ha 
   It was pretty entertaining. Afterwards we went back to the house and dropped off all the now insanely melted candy. lol And picked up Bear's helmet so he could ride his new scooter around. He has been wanting one of these things for a while now. lol (almost 2 years)  He gets to play on one at his Occupational Therapists.
  When we came back (to the neighbors flat driveway), He didn't understand that you have to keep pushing the ground to make it go. He instantly had a massive meltdown thinking it was broken and he couldn't make it go. It was really tragic, and kind funny and sad. My poor little sweet bear. But it has been a pretty good day, and Bear's has had a lot of fun. ;0D
Sorry, I had the settings on night time. lol

Telling the neighbor a story.



The neighbors hid Easter Eggs filled with $!!! So sweet.

Look Mom MONEY!!!!

Phew the Easter Bunny provided a new ball!!

Kick Ball!!!

Playing Ball with the girls!!

Going after the big one!!

Ohhhhhh!!!!! Cars!!!!!

trying to carry it all.

Right before he kicked it down the street and it almost went down the big hill on the next street over. lol

Instead of carrying them to mom or his basket he figured hey I'll just toss them over. lol This kid can throw!!

Carrying the load of eggs.

So proud of what he found!!!


Tearfully explaining that it won't keep going.

Full on melt down mode. Poor sleepy bear's.

The nose winds up and the eyebrows and mustache wiggle.

SIGH.........It's so frustrating when you find a sunbeam, and then it goes away and you can't find it again. lol

XoXo- Mama Bear