Sunday, March 23, 2008
Yesterday we went to HeRoos' family's annual Easter party. We had a nice time eating, catching up with family, and hunting for Easter eggs. Each child in the family has a color that they grew up with and everyone knew it was "their color."
Coming from a family of six kids, this was a great way to limit the number of cups used. If a yellow cup was left out, they knew who it belonged to. HeRoos' color is green. (I think of hunter green as being a "bachelor" color. Before we were married, HeRoos' cupboards were pretty much empty except for green, plastic plates & bowls and green towels).
Every year, HeRoos searches for the green Easter eggs. Each person gets to look for 15 plastic eggs filled with candy. HeRoos' parents were easy on us and didn't add the extra 15 on for Max so we found all 30 of our eggs. If it would've been a race, we would've been at a disadvantage since green is camouflaged with the grass and shrubbery. I love this tradition and look forward to our family attending every year.
Side note: We are definitely amateur parents... Everything seems to take so much more time with a baby so we're learning to give ourselves at least 30 extra minutes to get ready. We thought we were prepared for our day at the grandparents until...Max wet his diaper AND his clothes. We didn't have a change of clothes so poor Max was Tarzan for the day. We kept him swaddled in a blanket until it came to put him in his car seat. When we got home, the little guy had the car seat strap clip, Graco, imprinted in his chest. We learned our lesson-today we're headed to the other grandparents with 5 changes of clothes in the diaper bag.