Saturday, April 07, 2007

Easter Fun



I have been planning for weeks and weeks to take Liam to Thanksgiving Point for their Easter Eggtreme. I was anxious to take photos of Liam hunting for Easter eggs and treats, etc. Yesterday I still hadn't found anyone who could accompany us to the event. Ian stated long ago that he wasn't interested in going, so I had casually mentioned it to a few friends hoping in the end one may be able to go. Ends up NONE were able to go so I hung my head and sulked a bit. I talked to Ian and told him I would be going alone with Liam. He said he would go! I was so excited. Out of all my friends, Ian was the one that I really wanted to go with us!

So we got up early this morning and headed out the door a little after 8:30. We arrived to a congested Electric Park! I honestly didn't think it would be too bad and THAT crowded, but alas, Ian was right about his fears. Luckily I bought our tickets ahead of time, so the will-call line was MUCH shorter than the mile-long one for everyone else. Liam's age group was to hunt for eggs at 9:30, but when we got through the ticket gate we saw how many people were over there certainly ready to run our little guy over. We passed on the egg hunt (yes, all my photography visions of grandeur were crushed).



We took him to get a balloon animal then decided to have the clown make him a sword instead. Not 5 minutes later it was deflated. Daddy salvaged it a bit, but it surely wasn't the same.



We beat the crowd to the farm area of the park. The first thing we came upon was the duck pond and Liam immediately started saying "quack" all on his own. We were both so impressed that he knew what the duck said with no verbal que from us! Same story when we came upon the chickens... he started going "bawk, bawk" all on his own! (Thanks Baby Einstein!)



Ian has a talent for razzing the turkeys whenever we visit. He got his gobble impression going and the male turkeys were getting very irritated to protect the females who didn't seem to notice the competition in the air. Liam and I were laughing at Daddy and anyone who witnessed Ian's talent just smiled and/or laughed along with us.

After admiring and cooing at the baby goats and feeding the mama goats, we went inside to the dairy exhibit. Ian quickly steered Liam's attention to the mock milking station and proceeded to spray me as I took photos. I love the expression on his face in this photo!



We had a great morning over all. We decided to set up an egg hunt for Liam in our own yard tomorrow. That way Uncle Drew can be here to enjoy Liam's reactions and take photos too.

14 comments:

Grandma-Dixie said...

Cute post Gina, sounds like you had a nice time together. Cute pictures. Can't wait to see the photos of the back yard egg hunt. Brings back thoughts of long ago,when the boys were little and we had the egg hunts in the back yard or more often than not in the house !!!!! Have a wonderful day.

Stepherz said...

What a great day! I'm sorry you guys missed the egg hunt, but it sounds like the rest was a blast. I love the picture of you and Liam together!

Tyler and Ruth said...

sorry to bail, but glad you had such a great time. he's sure at a fun age, huh.

D said...

Sounds like you had great family time! I'm sure that Liam got a lot more out of the animals than he would have the egg hunt with all of that competition. I'm excited to hear/see how the one at home went!

Liam's Mom - Gina said...

We didn't end up doing an egg hunt at home. I will post video of Liam finding his Easter Basket instead.

After church (at 2:45) we had a hungry and tired Liam so we got him fed and to bed.

Robin said...

So cute. I definitely think that this young he won't miss the egg hunt with older kids. Happy Easter!

Katie said...

Looks like fun! His expression in the dairy barn is priceless!

utmommy said...

Looks like a fun day. We went to our city Easter Egg hunt and it was a complete mess. We will NOT be going back next year.

Slackermommy said...

Both, you and Liam are darling!

Terri said...

Awww...
he's just adorable...
and you look lovely as usual...

He's such a sweet little guy...
I can't wait to introduce the little boys!

Kristen said...

He's so stinkin' cute in that little outfit!! Looks like a grown up little guy! ;-)

Lynanne said...

I love his easter outfit! Great photos. I agree the last one is a classic. I can think of lots of great captions for it. It sounds like Liam had a great first easter that he could appreciate! It only gets more fun from here

Terry said...

Gina, You look so great! Liam is so cute and growing up so fast. I can tell he his such a joy.

Kik said...

Oooh, I LOVE his Easter outfit!!! It is adorable! Very very cute kid! It looks like you guys had a fun day, yippeee!