Saturday, April 03, 2010

Easter Weekend

Der has had a long, long Easter weekend and it has been so much fun!  We've been keeping busy and it's great.  :)

Thursday morning we had to get our notice letter to the landlord notarized - a lovely experience as always! - and then delivered it to make sure they have plenty of time to find someone else to live here.  Then we did some organizing around the house for the move.  We've been going for walks after supper for a while now and the kids and Simba really enjoy it.

Friday morning, we did more sorting and organizing.  We made a lot of headway so it shouldn't be too much work to get it sorted closer to the end.  Because the kids were so good while we were working both days, we decided to go for a long walk and make a trip to a different playground.  It was nice to do something out of the ordinary.  Then we went to one of their favourite playgrounds and let them go to it!  After nap, we took a drive around the area and took photos of some of our favourite spots and others just to help us remember our day-to-day life here in Santiago.

Today was a big day...we went to the MIM, the Children's Museum here in Santiago. Kirsi has been so excited to go and couldn't wait to get there!  It's pretty far away, about a 40-minute drive, but it was light traffic today so it wasn't bad at all.  We arrived 10 minutes after opening and there was only one other car in the parking lot - woo hoo!  The kids had a blast there, trying out all the different exhibits and displays.  Aidan was pretty nervous at first but once we did the bubbles, he seemed to relax a bit.  Highlights for the kids:
* piano keyboard that plays the notes when the kids step on the keys
* laying on the bed of nails
* bubbles
* preschool area - computers, car ramp, lacing buttons, dropping a ball in and watching it go down, bugs
* buttons (Aidan)
* the simulated earthquake and tornado
* trampoline
---- Der learned that he could never be an astronaut after doing a chair spin, uber fast.  Poor Der - his head is still spinning!
It was so much fun for all of us!  Kirsi didn't want to leave and actually, neither did we.  :) 

After supper today, we dyed Easter eggs together.  This was Aidan's first time and he thought it was pretty cool.  He liked dropping the eggs in the cups and seeing how they changed colour.  :)  He thought it was pretty funny to try and drink the dye too.  What a kid!  Kirsi LOVES dyeing eggs and wanted to do more than the dozen we had ready.  We used the Princess egg dyeing kit for her so she knows which eggs are hers tomorrow morning.

And then tomorrow morning.  Easter Bunny fun, Mass and then celebrating our baby girl's 4th birthday!  More of that to come.  Happy and Blessed Easter to all!
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