The Easter long weekend was wonderful this year. In Australia, or at least in New South Wales, you get both Good Friday and Easter Monday off. This year, the weekend following is Anzac Day (think: memorial day) so I get a four day weekend followed by a three day weekend.
On Friday, we took Xavier and his friend Leland out to the park. The circus is in town, and I was able to catch a $5 side show while the boys played in the water. That evening we went over to Leland’s house for a lovely Easter dinner with our friends. The food was amazing: rocket and pear salad, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies with candied orange, apple sauce and a fabulous pork roast. Just after dinner, we took the boys for a short walk to see if we could find the Easter Bunny. As luck would have it, he came to the apartment just as we were out, and left behind a collection of plastic eggs filled with lego and other prizes. The boys loved the hunt, and opening their new toys, while the Dad’s got to have fun actually building the lego.
Saturday Xavier went back to his friends again while Mom and Dad caught a flick downtown. We’d been wanting to see the Lego movie for a while and it was just new in Sydney theatres. It was rather silly, but definitely a good time. Someone was cutting onions towards the end though… Oddly enough when we finished the movie we found ourselves magically whisked away to the toy department at Myers. And, conveniently they were having a 30% off and buy-one-get-one half off sale.
We spent most of the afternoon (and really the rest of the weekend) building Lego villages, car parks, pirate getaways, trains, zoos, spaceships, robots and so on.
Sunday morning, when Xavier woke up, he found a trail of eggs leading from his room to some Easter goodies. He had cars and candy and stickers and books from various Mummy Bunny’s. His favourite though was a GIANT chocolate egg.
We discovered that weekend that Xavier is able to reach the top shelf in the kitchen. At one point on Sunday afternoon I noticed Xavier smiling at me from outside a shut bedroom door. Then a little while later it was awfully quiet. I found him barricaded in his room completely covered in milk chocolate. I think I would have done the same. 😀