March 30, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

Mom got me involved in a play group soon after we moved to Minnesota to help meet people and give us a chance to get out and get to know the community better. I look forward to play dates and always have fun.

This year, a small Easter egg hunt was put together by some of the moms in the group.

When the hunt started, us 2 to 3-year-olds got to go out first to look for the easier to find eggs. 

Then we played while the older kids looked for their eggs.

After everyone collected all their eggs, they of course had to go through them and see what treats were inside.

I was content to keep swinging rather than check out what I got. Actually, I didn't even know until later that there was even anything inside the eggs.

It was really fun, especially for being my first Easter egg hunt. 

March 25, 2012

Maple Syrup and a Haircut

Yesterday morning I went to Lake Maria State Park with Mom and Dad for a demonstration on how to tap for maple syrup. I also got to taste some real maple syrup.

We were shown how they cook the maple syrup at the park.

And we were shown how a maple tree is tapped for its sap. 

Although there were taps in a couple trees and buckets under the taps, because spring came so early this year, the season for collecting sap is already over, and no sap was dripping from the trees for the demonstration. 

The guy giving the talk said it was the first time in the thirty years he's been working for the park that there was no sap dripping for the maple syrup event. It was still fun to go and we got to visit a park we hadn't been to before. 

We did a short hike in the park after the demonstration, then we headed back towards home. Dad decided he needed a haircut. A kid haircut place was conveniently located next to the salon Dad goes to, so Mom took me to get my hair cut, too. She's been wanting to do it for a little while now.

I looked so cute with my new hair that Mom and Dad chose to take a detour to Elm Creek Park and take some pictures of me. By the time we got there the sun was out and the air was almost like summer.

I love walking in the park.

Dad spotted a bug on the path. I wanted to hold the bug in my hand, so Mom picked it up for me. He crawled over my hand and onto my arm...

...then up on my shoulder, where he finally flew away.

We spent the rest of our walk looking for more bugs and listening to frogs in the water and birds in the trees. I'm loving this spring!

March 24, 2012

Spring is in the Air

In less than a month we've gone from snowy winter to full-on spring. Our willow trees are green, leaf buds are popping out on every other tree, and we've even seen some blossoms. We've had the most beautiful, perfect weather. It's very odd for March (a year ago yesterday we got six inches of snow, and it wasn't until the end of April that Mom was able to get out and take pictures of leaves budding), but we're enjoying it. 

Yesterday evening I went out with Mom and Dad to Lake Camelot for a sunset walk. It was warm out and the light was very pretty.

March 22, 2012

Breakfast Conversation

A conversation between Mom and me this morning while she was getting my breakfast ready, which included grapes:

Mom: Hey Evie, guess what?

Me: Huh?

Mom: I love you.

Me: I love grapes.

March 10, 2012

Como Park Zoo

Today was sunny and warm, and my grandpa (my mom's dad) was in town, so we decided to visit the Como Park Zoo and Conservatory today.