Monday, April 5, 2010

bunnies, peeps, eggs and....peacocks?

~having a little conversation with his bunny friend

This was Kaden's first easter that I felt we could really DO something...last year I dressed him up in the quintesential bunny ears and had a ridiculous photo shoot. This year, he wasn't having it. So instead, we packed his easter basket full of some of his little favorites, packed the eggs chock full of yogurt melts, bunny crackers and cheerios, and did a little easter egg hunt for him!

I feel horrible that we didn't take more pictures easter morning, we were so wrapped up in the video, that we completely forgot about the camera!

These videos came out SO dark, in part because they were taken at 5am and we are all slow waker uppers, so we only had limited lighting on. Oh, that, and the fact that Chad has already packed almost all of the lighting in the living room. I swear he and I are on opposite ends of the spectrum when it comes to preparing for moves. He is prepared WAY in advance (our salt and pepper shakes are also packed), and I like to save everything till the very last minute!

We did a little easter egg hunt for Kaden, and as you can see, some of them were a little easier than others!

Like many holidays in the restaurant world, Chad was forced to work on Easter Sunday. Kaden and I got to spend the day with one of his favorite girlfriends, Stacey! Since we are counting down the weeks until I am no longer a Californian, I have suddenly turned into a crazy tourist! I feel there is so much that I haven't tasted in this incredible city, and I want to attempt to squish in as much as possible in the time we have left. We decided to check out the Los Angeles Arboretum and we had a perfect day! It is an incredible widlife sanctuary and botanical garden and home to a gang of gorgeous peacocks! They were incredible to see so close up, I now have a total crush on this beautiful bird.

here are some of the highlights..

~kaden being a curious little monkey

~this one had the most incredible train!

~kaden seemed annoyed that this peacock was cleaning up his spilled crackers

Mamaw came on her very last visit to LA last week (or at least while we are living here!), and got to do some quality bonding with the little man while we took some of our favorite souls from our LA life on a farewell camping trip in Malibu! Chad and I have always loved this spot, and it was so much fun to share it with people we love. Good times were had by all, and I only shed minimal tears!I meant to post about it last week...but better late than never! Big thanks to Mamaw for watching Kaden so that we could have a grown up night!

~kaden and mamaw playing on the swings

~saying goodbye to our favorite camping spot with our amazing friends

~my amazing mandybobandyhead and jeff made the trip down from San Fran, with their car overheating and leaking antifreeze the whole way. so grateful they made it!

~boys from battle flask!

~chair that was sacrificed in the fire

~stacey and vicky chatting on the man made love seat in the rocks

~ jeff and tim whipping up the most amazing french toast and eggs the next morning....BLISS!

~a perfect way to say goodbye to lala land

1 comment:

  1. oh my god... of course i love it all (eep! his expressions are priceless!! and peacocks are so awesome!), but i mostly love the camping spot! my goodness do i miss camping!!!!!!!! how fun - perfect way to say goodbye, indeed! you will still be able to do lots of that in colorado, miss!! sans pacific ocean but hey... you will be gaining the rocky mountains!! ;o)