With COVID still limiting social events, and finding ourselves without a spacious backyard in the new home, we...I mean...the Easter Bunny decided to hide eggs in the house this year. I figured we'd wake up Easter morning, have a nice family breakfast, then reveal the presence of hidden eggs to Miles. Well, by the time … Continue reading Year 4, Day 37
With the move (and the fact that it ambushed us when we flipped the calendar to April), Easter really snuck up on us this year. Miles, however, is extremely ready for a repeat visit from the Easter Bunny, as evidenced by the éclat with which he presented all of the goodies he got at his … Continue reading Year 4, Day 34
After he finished his bath tonight, Miles got to help me bake some Easter cookies. He insisted on doing as much of the prep as possible, which thanks to the fine folks at Pillsbury basically meant moving the chunks of dough from the package to a baking sheet. As he peered into the oven, watching … Continue reading Year 4, Day 25
Miles was a bit cranky this evening, which led to a lengthy period of stubbornness and noncompliance with even the most basic of commands. So I decided to try masquerading as someone he does respect, retreating to the bathroom and giving Jaclyn's phone a call. "Miles!" Jaclyn exclaimed to him. "The Easter Bunny is on … Continue reading Year 3, Day 228
Jaclyn's attempt to salvage Easter for Miles continued today. She had cobbled together an Easter basket for him and, after he was so taken with yesterday's virtual hunt, Jaclyn stuffed some plastic eggs with treats and I hid them around the back yard so Miles could conduct an Easter egg hunt of his own. While … Continue reading Year 3, Day 47
Easter is never a big holiday in the Martin household, and if it weren't for the presence of Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs in my home I likely could've completely forgotten it's even happening this weekend. Jaclyn, however, really wants Miles to have as much of an Easter as he can given the stay-at-home mandate in … Continue reading Year 3, Day 46
Miles has risen...to a modest basket of gifts on his second Easter! Still, the highlight of Miles's Easter (or maybe it was just ours) was being able to see our friend Becky and her own little baby. Miles, always interested in seeing other children, clearly felt an immediate kinship with the young lad.
It's Easter Sunday, and I didn't want to waste any time filling Miles in on the story behind the holiday. This morning I woke up, rolled over, and immediately told the tale: "Today is Easter, son. It's the day that we pay tribute to a man who died for us and discovered America. He died … Continue reading Day 35: Baby’s First Easter