Monday, May 23, 2011

Easter at School

The show and tell theme the week before Easter was, of course, bunnies and such. Avery had yet to take Monkey to see his school for show and tell and with the year running out, the options to fit him in to a theme were running out too. Avery was pretty upset about that, so I came up with a plan involving card stock, a pink crayon and a hair elastic, to make Monkey fit the bunny theme. Avery thought that was awesome and apparently dressed up Monkey was a big hit for show and tell.
Avery, Monkey

Carson's Easter celebration at preschool was Thur. Here's all the kiddies baskets lined up and waiting. That's Carson's blue plastic one in focus down the way there.
Easter baskets

When the kids got back from the park to collect their buckets, Carson was holding hands with his best bud, Theo. I wanted a pic of that, but in a crowd of kids, a head popping in the way is all too common. Check out Carson's silly tongue though.
Carson Easter basket

Off to Grandpa and Grandma's! The kids visit the neighboring nursing and rehab center weekly, but this time it was for an Easter egg hunt. The patients had the eggs.
Carson to Gma & Gpas

Emmett was with me of course, but he just kept a hold on his stick and didn't seem to mind that he didn't have his own basket.

A hug for an egg!
Carson hug

Then it was back to the school for an egg hunt in the field... in the rain.
Carson hunt

Time to come back in out of the rain before they get to check out their loot.

Many kids decided to try one of the hard boiled eggs the kids colored at school.
Carson loot

One bite: Hm, not bad.
Carson egg

Second bite: Whoa! This isn't good after all! Look at that face, he looks betrayed! That's okay, Emmett and I will eat all your hard-boiled eggs Carson.
Carson egg

Afterward, Emmett got to enjoy some play time outside at the school for a change while we waited for Avery to get out. Don't fall, Emmett, the sharks will eat you!
Emmett wall

Future star in the making.
Emmett basketball

Friday was Avery's turn for their Easter celebration.

I took two shots of him picking up this egg, the first was just him picking it up, but I like this one showing him "oooing" as he spied his next one.


With friends
Cayson, Avery, Gavin

Checking out the loot, but refusing to look at Mom.
Avery loot

One of the things Avery brought home from the Easter celebration was this potted grass. I have no idea how long they've had them going in the classroom, but obviously the teachers have it down to a science when to plant the seeds with the kids. All the grass was perfect and pert, not a blade was bent over. It was well grown in and had never been trimmed but was an even four or so inches high. This picture was taken almost two weeks after and it was getting unruly.
Easter grass

It took us just over two weeks more to get around to cutting it. Avery had been begging to "mow his lawn" that whole time, it just didn't happen. Finally on Thursday Avery had his chance.
Avery mowing

Here's a before and after. It was really out of control before.
grass before and after

The chick was so happy, he was dancing on the lawn.

Back on the windowsill! And as testament to how much grass likes to be cared for and properly trimmed, here we are only three days later and there's a good amount of those blades that have grown as much as two plus inches already!!! I guess I should have Avery mow his lawn weekly just like Dad does his...

Anyway, the kids had a great time with Easter fun at school!

1 comment:

Mom said...

I love the Easter Monkey, Carson swapping a hug for an egg, and Avery mowing his 'lawn'. Carson's face when tasting that egg makes me laugh every time I look at it. 'How could something so pretty and something I put so much work into to find come back to me like this????' There must be a parable for that in life....what's pretty and takes our time.