HAPPY EASTER everyone!! I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend with lots of time spent with family and friends. We’ve had a very relaxed few days with plenty of chocolate, a visit to the Easter Show, chocolate, family visits, more chocolate, egg hunts, chocolate, street fairs, chocolate, and afternoons at the beach (and, you guessed it, more chocolate!). Here are some snaps from our weekend, as shared on Instagram (find me at @NessOnePerfectDay )
Outside the Easter Show, R (4 yrs) came face to face with a Storm Trooper and many other characters from Star Wars – quite possibly the most exciting moment in his life so far.
At the top of R’s to-do list at the show, was to have his very first taste of fairy floss (cotton candy for my Northern Hemisphere readers). It was e-n-o-r-m-o-u-s! When the lady at the stand was preparing it R couldn’t believe his eyes and kept yelling “Stop! That’s enough! Stop!” and giggling his head off. Now before you send me an email telling me what a terrible mother I am for allowing my son to consume this much sugar, he barely ate any at all before handing it over to me and I was the one who ended up with a belly ache! I momentarily forgot the gastronomer’s golden rule – never eat anything bigger than your own head.
There were only three things R wanted to do at the show. Ride the dodgem cars, try fairy floss and visit the farmyard petting zoo. He loves visiting the animals there every year.
On Easter eve the Easter Bunny left us some magic jelly beans, and, as we do every year as part of our Easter tradition, R planted the magic beans in the garden, gave them a good watering and then waited to see what they would grow into on Easter morning.
Don’t you just love it when you head out for the day, with no particular plan in mind, and you happen upon something wonderful? We drove down to a local beach for an afternoon wander when we came across a street fair. There were rides and face painting, and a fabulous “circus training” area where kids could try walking on stilts, juggling batons, and spinning plates on sticks. R also painted a bamboo parasol in the colours of the ocean.
After leaving the street fair, we wandered down to the beach for a bite to eat and to play chase with the tide. A blissfully relaxed weekend.
What did you get up to this weekend? I’m sharing this post at the everyday moment challenge at The Parenting Files. Pop over to see what others are sharing and share your own everyday moments.
Now to this week’s linky. As always, THANK YOU to everyone for linking up last week. Here are a few of my favourites. Thank you all for sharing.
In Her Own Time: Learning to Use The Toilet – An Everyday Story. Kate at An Everyday Story shared a post about Toilet “learning” rather than toilet “training”. This is a subject about which I am extremely passionate and I have had a post about this in the works for a while now. Forget the “how to potty train your child in three days” regimes. It will happen naturally and without stress if you follow your child’s cues. Kate’s post describes this respectful and peaceful approach beautifully.
Ignoring The Signs – Taming The Goblin A beautiful post from The Monko at Taming The Goblin about listening to the cues our children give us every day.
The Best Five Minutes in a Day – The Golden Gleam. Rebekah at The Golden Gleam shares a tip for avoiding those rushed mornings and how to start the day in a loving way.
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