Yesterday, Easter, was a beautiful day. The sun was out. The sky was blue.
We started our morning with an Easter basket hunt. We then went to a Church service, held in the home of a friend of a friend. There were close to 40 people in attendance, most were Canadian - almost all affiliated with the Maple Leaf School. We met some really nice folks there.
We had to leave the service a little early though, as we had also been invited to a brunch, hosted by a friend who is hooked into the European community (most were German), and loads of kids (most of which were 3 years or older). There was a Chinese clown. Balloon animals for the children. A cookie painting station. An egg decorating station.
I thought that Chase would be overwhelmed (I was) by the number of kids. They were all so loud - running around in circles - totally high on sugar. But Chase wanted to get right into the middle of it all. It didn't seem to matter that she was only half the size of most of these kids. So we took her into the heart of the madness (several times); she laughed and played until she was so tired she literally leaned into me, closed her eyes and fell fast asleep.
Chase even had a chance to taste a chocolate Easter bunny for the first time. She was sitting in Hub's lap. We were both engaged in conversation with the couple across the table. It occurred to me that I hadn't heard a peep from her. So I turned to look at her. She was nestled snuggly against Hubs. Sucking intently on chocolate easter bunny, which had been wrapped in tin foil. The bunny was now in two pieces, the foil twisted to tiny bits. Chase's lips were brown. As were her hands. She looked so up as if to say, "can I help you with something?"
On the way home from the brunch, we stopped at a park and bought a kite. We spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the sunshine.