Colouring eggs. The boys were delighted to be transforming the eggs into their respective favourite colours.
I asked them to put their faces down near the eggs and Eliot knew what I had in mind, but I think Peter was a little confused and nearly put his face into the eggs. The picture is a little out of focus, but Peter looks so much like a picture of him when he was just a few months old. Such sweet boys.
The boys had a lot of fun at the Primary's Easter Party. It was held in the same park as last year and Eliot well remembered the paper boats he had sailed. There were no paper boats this year but they had several other fun games, and of course heaps of chocolate.
The children were asked to come in a decorated Easter hat, if they wished, and Peter was fond of his with bunny ears and balloons.
While the children were playing games in one part of the park the chocolate eggs were being hidden in another part of the park to avoid leaving them in the sun, and at the mercy of the birds, for too long. When it was time for the hunt to begin the children charged in a solid mass down a grassy slope to where the eggs were waiting. Peter had the knack of things this year and gathered up many more eggs than he had last year when he wanted to stop and eat each egg as he went along.
This year Eliot added strategy to his egg-hunting skill set. The children were told they had a limit of twelve eggs each. Eliot, after picking up a few of the smaller eggs scattered in the grass, headed into the bushes where the larger eggs were hidden.
He was very pleased with his find.
After the boys had reached their quota we rejoined Grandma and Noni, who had found a nice shady spot, and the boys settled in to enjoy their chocolate.
Several days later we went to the shops to get a few groceries and discovered that the shopping centre had all sorts of Easter activities going on. The first one we found was this fun little train that the boys enjoyed very much.
Then there was an Easter egg hunt that was led by the Easter Bunny through the shopping centre where participating store were passing out chocolate eggs. At first I wondered if Peter would be a little shy of the Easter Bunny, but not so. Peter was happy to give the Bunny a hug and followed closely as it led the children through the mall.
He would stand and watch the Easter Bunny with this cute smile on his face.
In this picture they're listening to one of the clues that the Easter Bunny's helper read so the children could guess which store they were to find next. Sometimes I'm sad to think how fast they're growing up, then I catch them in a moment like this and remember that they're still little little boys.