April 25th, 2006
This morning we had breakfast out on the verandah. It's beautiful here this time of year so we are taking advantage of our lovely north eastern aspect (the first autumn in our new house). Lewi did some drawing too which is a very common occurance throughout the day. We discuss the death of Christ and what it means to us just because we can. We do this alot and put no particular emphasise on it for easter as we celbrate His death throughout the year. We basically celebrate Easter in a pagan way like the rest of society - lots of fun with the easter bunny, chocolate, egg hunts and traditional activities.
Lewi then spent abit of time on the computer playing a game called Miner Max, which he's all of a sudden got hooked on. It's lots of fun so I play with him too for a little while (I'm not into the computer game stuff but this game's even got me hooked!).
Mid-morning we head off to do a little bit of shopping before the big family day tomorrow (Easter Sunday). We spend some time looking for pyjamas for Lewi and are rapped to find a dressing gown that's not polar fleece (Lewi's allergic to it). We discuss the find and decide on a colour and size. Lewi then goes off to have a look at the toy section (very small country store) and comes back with a Star Wars toy that he's been wanting for a long while. We've previously discussed it and he decided he'd need to save for 3 weeks to get it but today he just felt he really needed it. So he came up with a solution to the situation and we negotiated that he could get it now and pay me the money over the next two weeks (it was on sale today so only $11 instead of $15 - bonus). We stopped into the postbox to check our mail and found a little parcel from my Nan awaiting. After doing a bit of Coles shopping and a quick stop in at the video store we headed home for lunch.
Lewi then unwrapped the parcel from Nan to find four little eggs and a cute hand towel with easter bunnies on it that my Nan had done. It has also got his name embroided onto it. We put this in the kitchen for Lewi to use over the Easter period. Lewi decided he'd like to watch the DVD he chose so I did a few odd jobs, checked my emails and put on some much needed washing.
After lunch we made some Easter baskets - one for Lewi to collect his Easter Bunny eggs in and one for his aunty (who's nine) for an Egg Hunt tomorrow. Then Lewi wrote a letter to the Easter Bunny. I wrote most of it while he told (he's still not that into writing yet). Then we did some egg dyeing - some hard boiled ones, others blown. We used crayons to make a pattern and then dyed over the top of them. Others we put elastic bands on and then dyed them. When they were dry we took off the elastic bands and found a lovely pattern left. We made a lovely little display for the house: a bowl filled with dyed eggs sitting inside a rustic wreath, the little baskets, the hand made easter card from my Nan and a few other odds and ends.
In the afternoon we went outside for a play. We spent a fair bit of time on the trampoline - turn taking. It's a very windy day today so we couldn't go for our bike ride. We played ball with the dog for awhile - Lewi taking turns to pretend being a dog. He'd fetch and retrieve too! (The only child thing I think?LOL) We collected some kindling for the fire and put it into a basket on the verandah ready for fire lighting tonight. Lewi did some more trampoling while I got the clothes off the line. Then he went lizard hunting while I ducked inside to start the pumpkin soup for dinner.
Tonight we will probably do some reading together - finishing off Morris Gleitzman's Worm Story (it's fantastic!) and maybe look at some dinosaur books. I'll watch Gardening Australia. Lewi will probably do some lego, draw and/or look at his millions of shark or dino books - he might even read something to me (which I always love and really encourage). A cosy crisp autumn night snuggled up by the fire is a regular event at our place these past few weeks - such a lovely, relaxing time of togetherness. We'll probably go to bed early as we have been doing since the end of saylight saving, ready for the easter bunny and celebrations with the family tomorrow.