Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Weekend

We had a 2-day Easter celebration extravaganza here in the heart of Iowa. Saturday morning Topher and I woke up to candy everywhere...on top of fixtures, lining the windowsills, and going down each stair on the stairwell. We went on a house-wide candy hunt, and filled an entire bag with sweets. Eventually the candy led downstairs and down the hallway to a brand new Nintendo DSi, the newest console in handheld gaming. Although I have been hankering for one since they were released earlier this month, I didn't think I would actually get one until my birthday, so it was a great surprise, and it's even cooler in person than I imagined. Our treasure hunt also unveiled a Mario Brothers game to go with the DSi and the movie Marley & Me. It was like Christmas. TJ--umm, I mean the Easter Bunny--did a great job of making it a very special day for all of us.
Topher was not left out in all the fun. He received his brand new alligator and the coolest little magnetic kid's calendar for his room. He seemed pretty excited about all of it...
until that darn alligator attempted to eat him!
He made a narrow escape by biting the alligator...
only to have it chase him right into his crib!
Haha, so after our sugar-filled morning, we took a walk to the Cambridge Park, which is just down the street. It was sunny and fairly warm, but too early in the season for bugs, and we decided to introduce Topher to grass for the first time. He loved it! He wanted to eat it, and by the time it was time to go, he had two fistfuls of the stuff.
Today we went to church, where we were able to watch an Easter broadcast from Salt Lake, and then it was on to Mom & Dad Clark's for lunch. It was a great Easter meal, done only the way Kathy can do it. Topher tried on his new John Deere polo onesie, looked like a tiny golfer, tolerated some Easter photos, and finally changed into comfier clothes for a nap. He also got another Easter basket from Grandma & Grandpa full of clothes, a book, and a peeping chick.
All in all, a great weekend full of festivities and smiles. Happy Easter to all our friends and loved ones!!!


  1. I can't believe TJ got you a DSi for Easter! What a great guy!! I love the little, i mean big, alligator attacking and chasing Topher! that is the cutest thing ever! It looks like you guys had an awesome Easter weekend and had fun playing in the grass. It looks like Topher had a blast! Those pictures of Topher holding his presents are too sweet.


  2. Love the alligator and the pics of Topher on the grass - oh and the ones in his John Deere outfit for that matter. I seriously wish I could bite his cheeks right now, they look very edible.
    Happy Easter!
    luvs, aby