Spring break was super early this year so my plans to get the kids' picture with the Easter Bunny while Isaac was was on break were thwarted. In all my frantic Googling I discovered a kids Easter event to welcome the bunny to the mall. I took the opportunity while Isaac was at his TaeKwonDo class to make this just for the girls.
I didn't know until yesterday that they were asking parents to decorate wagons and strollers for a parade. I was really excited. Boo's mom and I love this kind of thing. We settled on a spring garden theme based on what we already had. In addition to the things we already had, we got some flower petal headbands from the dollar bin at Target. Riley had a beautiful Tinkerbell dress with a tulle skirt from her grandma to wear and she lent Boo her purple and green tutu.
Step one decorating the wagonBoo's mom adds flowers which were a huge hit with the girls. Also from the dollar bins at Target. That is a flower growth chart wrapped all the way up to the wagon handle.
We cut some green felt scraps with pinking sears to make grass. Then we wraped the grass around the wagon closing it in the little door. We secured it with little bits of fabric glue and bright green duct tape. Boo's mom had already attached velcro to a bunch of spring critters for her felt board so we just stuck them to the felt. We reasoned that by doing it that way if the girls pulled them off we could put them back on easily. Whatever didn't have velco we tapped with the bright green duct tape, like the bunnies. It came out great!
We had lots of help!Hmm..Where should this birdy go?
After many wrestling matches to get diapers changed and a few wardrobe changes our little flowers were ready. They looked so cute I wanted to parade them to the parade.
At the actual event I was disappointed. Our wagon seemed a little over dressed, but I was really proud of it. The "craft table" was a stack of coloring pages and a cup of crayons. The "free goodies" to the first 100 people were only free if you bought a $5 membership. They had the Chick-fil-a cow walking around with bunny ears on which the girls liked from afar, but not so much when he came to see them. If you wanted to see the bunny you had to wait in a very slow moving line. The girls did their best, but they'd been stuck in the wagon so long it just wasn't happening.
After we skipped out on the line to see the bunny we begrudgingly liberated them from the wagon (and tutu, in Boo's case)in the play area. We were worried about the germs and all the big kids running around. The mall play area is much more fun and less crowded during the week. The girls were super excited about the ladybug. Boo took 20 trips down the slide most of them backwards. Miss Roo took one trip down the slide and when she came back to try again a big girl was running full speed up the slide and she never went back. I really hate that. Why don't parents explain slide etiquette to their kids? It's not that complicated. Climb up, slide down and always one at a time. You NEVER go up the slide it's always rude and sometimes dangerous. Roo much perferred to hang out in the rocket safe from the hoards making flying noises.Boo went backwards down the slide. Riley LOVES the rocket.
Hanging out with Boo and Roo is always fun. We're so blessed.