My Mom was able to get the Easter Bunny to come and see us at her house on Easter Day! The kids, of course, were not aware this was going to happen. So, as the moment approached, the adults grew excited to see their reactions.
I knew one thing for sure. McKenna was NOT going to love it. She hates, HATES anything in a costume. It all started with Mr. McGruff coming to the school a few years back. It hasn't gotten much better. I keep telling her that these "creatures" are just "Daddys in a costume". But she's not having it. Especially that evil and gray beast -CHUCK E. CHEESE. Who does he think he is scaring the crap out of kids day after day? It's so rude!
We had one moment where I thought McKenna might be cured of her "costume" issues. She went with her Dad in May of 2008 to Disneyland. She did "okay" with the costumed characters around her, I hear. And, to my surprise, she totally enjoyed the "Princesses". But that's only because Princesses are REAL, silly! They're not in a costume! :)
Anyhow....( Have I ever mentioned I have adult onset ADD?)....back to the topic at hand. The Easter Bunny's Entrance...
The eggs had been hidden....
And the eggs had been found....
We were all wondering who would be the random victim of Uncle Randy's sick and twisted sense of humor this year. Berkeley was the winner! She sat on the back steps of the deck and innocently began opening her eggs while she waited for us to go inside. This is what was in one of her eggs:
Here was her face as she read it:
It was so funny. She said outloud "I got a BAD egg! UH!"
We couldn't stop laughing.
So I think I was telling you about when the Easter Bunny was getting ready to arrive...right?
All the girls were back in the livingroom, enjoying the discovery of what was hidden inside of their colorful, collection of eggs. Before long....this was what appeared in the window:
It was HILARIOUS!
McKenna ran to the front door...slammed it shut...blocked it with her body...
and yelled (as she started to hysterically cry/panic)
"I DON'T LIKE THE EASTER BUNNY !!!!"
"DON'T LET HIM IN !!!"
My twelve-year-old niece yelled:
(Apparently- anyone peeking in a window qualifies as an instant child predator or freak,
even if you're in a bunny costume. Perhaps, ESPECIALLY if you are in a bunny costume?
Can't say I blame Amelia...in today's world, you gotta be careful. lol)
It was pure pandamonium until we got McKenna calmed down. Such a fun, exciting, moment and it's so horrifying to her. I felt so bad. The Bunny came in and delivered some surprises for each of the girls. McKenna even calmed down (watching from afar) and accepted a gift from him. She kept her distance until he quietly left...
and Easter slowly came to an end.
Pretty soon, they'll be too grown up for this kind of fun. But for now...it was truly a great day.
One last picture and then I'll leave you alone....