Sunday, April 12, 2009

He Is Risen!

Happy Easter everyone! We just returned from spending Easter weekend in Mobile with our family. Little Philip ate hard boiled eggs for the first time, and second, and third, and... Let's just say we need to stay outdoors a lot tomorrow or else we may have quite the gas leak in the house. We know he ate at least three but we lost sight of him when he ran off with some cousins while mommy had her a bloody mary. Helen was adorable and we were able to get some new pictures with her and Grandmother Wettermark, her namesake.
We also went "across the bay" (translation -driving from Mobile to Daphne/Fairhope) and visited with Memaw and Papa Julian.
The Easter bunny was in full force this year, and both children have consumed their weight in jellybeans, chocolate bunnies, and who knows what else our well meaning aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents slipped them while visiting.

The last time we had this much candy was Christmas so we'll have to ration it appropriately in a different way this time. We used each piece as incentive for potty training at Christmas time. Any suggestions from you all for a new developmental milestone?


Beth Pruitt said...

Ration? That's such a pain. I decided a long time ago (with Allison) that I was sick and tired of policing holiday candy, so I make it a free for all - eat all you want today, because then it goes in the trash, never to be thought of (or fought over!)again.
And then we their brush teeth, of course!

the skocelai said...

Emory gets a jelly bean or a bite of her chocolate bunny every morning IF she stays in bed once she is put there and IF she doesn't get up until the sun does! Thankfully, she begins most mornings with a mild sugar rush. Maybe if Philip only visited the potty once after bed time he could have a treat? And maybe Helen would walk if you tied a jelly bean to the end of a stick?