We had an especially delicious time in the McTague household this past weekend. There was the usual fare of going to our favorite café, innumerable scooter trips around the block, playing with friends, fussing over the minute to minute needs of favorite dolls, working on artistic projects, tree-climbing, faery-hunting, story-reading, movie night, and avid play. And there was the uncommon, and fun-derful celebration of an Early Easter. Natalie beat me to posting about our holiday festivities, but I wanted to include a few more pictures to go along with her post. Enjoy!
Bella and Xi spend a fair amount of any outdoor time playing “faeries”, looking for faeries, and building faery homes. On Saturday, they found some faery evidence near Fred (the tree), so they decided to camp out for awhile with their faery-hunting kit hoping to catch a glimpse or meet a faery. Fred, for those of you who don’t know, is one of Bella’s best friends, and is often visited, by faeries and the McTague girls.
One night each week, we pull the TV and DVD player out of the closet and watch a kid movie. The girls usually negotiate and decide together what to watch, but this week we introduced them to Pippi Longstocking. Holy smoke, I’d forgotten just what a wildcard Pippi was… Hannah, Katie, and Kit (the dolls) couldn’t believe it.
On her way for that last morning pee before actually getting up, Bella saw the streamer sign blocking the stairs announcing Early Easter, and the three (newly) traditional Easter flower headbands. She was hoping for the yellow one when she picked her outfit. Xi and Echo just happened into their perfect matches. Katie, Hannah, and Lily, had no idea what was going on, but were happy to go along for the ride, nonetheless.
The three baskets for the girls were hidden downstairs. All three girls wanted to eat the apple first, and then asked if they might have some of the candy. I simply don’t know what to say about that…! I still haven’t gotten my jaw off the floor.
Here the girls are searching for Easter eggs. I love this pagan-christian amalgam stuff — though our family isn’t either, we still get to enjoy all the interesting holiday traditions! Natalie gives a great description of our egg handling technique(s), so I won’t wax redundant about that, but if you hadn’t yet checked the link to her post, above, it’s another good reason to do so…