We started the month by meeting the Easter Bunny.
Ada was underwhelmed (and perhaps a bit concerned), but was pleased overall to have gotten a little orange plastic Easter Egg. I love that my neighborhood has so many activities for children. After these photos, we went to another store in the area where Ada made some artwork with assorted Easter stickers and ate some Cheddar bunnies. We ended the morning at the park, so she was happier than she appears above.
Now that the weather is getting better, we spend time outside as much as we can. Ada is so brave – she will climb up on anything. She’s also remarkably persistent. She worked for quite a while to climb that green hill in the photo on the right below. She was undeterred by falling or by the other, bigger kids who seemed able to climb it with ease. She eventually got it and was very proud. She gave her father a high five and my heart exploded.
Her favorite thing to do outside, however, is to run. We have a few parks in the area with large fields so I take her there and set her free. She loves to watch people play soccer, yell “kitty!” at any passing dog, and find interesting sticks.
Easter came in the middle of the month and we spent the holiday with Ada’s grandparents. They hid eggs in the front yard, and Ada was a pro.
These plastic eggs joined the small, orange egg she got at the beginning of the month and together, they are her absolute favorite playthings. Will and I hid her smaller toys (finger puppets, plush veggies) inside them and she never tires of opening the eggs up and pulling the toys out.
The Easter Bunny also brought Ada a small chair with her name on it (the child is obsessed with sitting in pint-sized furniture) and a small Dyson vacuum so she can help us clean. You’ve never seen anyone so excited to clean up!
Ada is still loving school. We get pictures every day and she’s clearly thriving. She loves making art (and keeping us guessing as to whether she is right- or left-handed), and this ride-on toy they have in the playroom. Now that she’s in the toddler room, she’s typically playing with other kids. It’s tricky to share photos while respecting that the other kids may not want to be featured here, so just imagine her smiling face in a classroom setting and you get the idea.
We ended the month at a baby shower for a new cousin on Will’s side. It was at a Mexican restaurant, so Ada had a great time eating guacamole, sour cream, and beans and rice. I had a great time visiting with people while Ada’s grandmother controlled the chaos.