The Big Announcement

I found out from Kierran’s preschool teacher that the Easter bunny visited all the kids in Kierrans class except him. Very bluntly Kierran said to his peers “…because he isn’t real.” There was an uproar in Miss Kristen’s classroom as the kids argued over Kierrans statement. 8 against 1, Kierran was the minority. 

Crap. My kid is THAT kid. The one I dread come Christmas because I do Santa but not the bunny.

I go all out for almost every holiday. It’s fun and I enjoy all the spoils that come with a holiday and a kids imagination but Easter is one we’ve never been big on. When Scott’s grandfather was alive we did egg hunts up at his grandparents house but that was more than 4 years ago and typically Scott will dye eggs with the boys and we might attend an egg hunt in town but other than a family meal we haven’t been all crazy for the bunny and eggs thing. 

To us Easter isn’t something to mask or make pretend. It’s too powerful and too important for my kids to be confused with how a bunny delivers eggs of candy and how that has anything thing to do with Christ rising from the grave. So when Kierran asked where the Easter bunny was I told him the truth. (Now don’t think I was a total Scrooge. I did get the boys a box of peeps to share.) He looked confused so we talked about it for a bit and I covered a lot but totally neglected to mention to him that we need to keep this between us since other kids believe. Oops!

Miss Kristen handled the situation with grace and was able to cease the lynch mob. Kierran settled on the fact that the bunny didn’t come because he wasn’t good. Ugh! I looked at him and said, “I told you why the Easter bunny didn’t come and it wasn’t because of your behavior. What did I say?” 

“He isn’t real.”

“Yes and let’s keep that info between us.”

Better late then never. Sorry New Hope class of 2017. I’ll take the blame.

University Science Day

Scott came back into town Friday so we got to attend Science Day up at the University Alaska Fairbanks as a family. We have lots of fun despit the large crowds. The best part is exposing the boys to things I wouldn’t even think to educate them about or be able to. My favorite center was the rock cutting and polishing. I’ve got a couple chunks of beautiful white marble ready to install in my bathroom 😉 

I didn’t let Kierran cut his own rock. After taking two pictures I lost my nerve and asked the guy to do it.

And Barrett, my cautious child let the guy cut his rock but was comfortable polishing it.

Merrick and his buddy from school posing with a T-Rex skull.

The boys two favorite stations were the gum drop structures and the marshmallow vacuum. I’m sure it had everything to do with the end product.

Brains!!! They were really interested in the brains. One kid walked in and started gagging.

The touch tanks are always a hit. 

We were there for over two hours and didn’t get to see everything and there was so much I didn’t get pictures of. We had a great time this afternoon. A big thanks to UAF and thanks to you for keeping up with our family!