So, Maverick participated in his first Easter where he had an idea of what was going on....sort of. I had his basket set up for him to see when we came out in the morning....he said..."Oh wow!!!!" when he saw it all set up. Unfortunately I was efficient and had the camera in the living room, not in the bedroom to be ready when he saw it....but it was so cute. He made a beeline for the basket and the balloons and started babbling up a storm....telling me all about it. I heard a bunch of "this" and "that", but I am not sure what else he was saying...but it seemed to all be good with him.
I "hid" a few eggs around the room filled with assorted small toys, organic cheese bunny crackers, raisins, yogurt covered raisins, about 15 MnM's and 1 small pkg of smarties. These provided entertainment all day. I also had a hard boiled egg, nutrigrain bar and apple in his Easter basket...I was pretty sure this basket was as close to breakfast as we were going to get, so I tried to get some protein and fruit in there.
Upon first arriving to the basket...he busted open an egg and found some of the bunny crackers...this is his "mmmmmmmm......" face. Today was his first raisin experience...he is not a fan. But he liked the sugary yogurt covered ones....so whatever. You can see the cast aside apple over his right shoulder...it pretty much sat there neglected all day.
More basket exploring...this took most of the morning to get through because as he took out each item he spent quite some time playing with it before returning to the basket for a new item. He was very methodical about it.
It appears the Easter Bunny also left this in the yard....the second he saw it...he squealed with curiosity and made a beeline to it and immediately started trying to get up...
He loved the slide out of it. Unfortunately he needs mommy to get him back up and into it...but we did that a few dozen (ugh!) times....he loved it...the following is his preferred technique...
When my back had enough, we went back in where he toted his basket and his balloons around with him pretty much wherever he went for the rest of the day which also explains the hundreds of shreds of Easter Grass scattered about the house.