The Bunny Came!
And God showed up, too!
It was a happy day at the Leong house.
Come on in....
The boys came down this morning to Easter baskets filled with toys and books.
Gavin received a cool toy that has a light up show when he presses a bar on the bottom.
And the Easter Bunny knew how much he LOVES the Fisher Price "Laugh and Learn" lady's voice and songs - and gave him a cell phone and a rolling puppy! He was in Heaven.
Brian was more than happy to help his brother crack open his eggs. Inside were coins for Gavin's piggy bank!! The three of us raced up to Gavin's room to put the money in his bank.
Brian was excited with the toys in his basket...a helicopter, a telescope, Spider Man stickers and a sticker book. But he was even MORE excited with the eggs in his basket that contained a few M&M's and Lifesavers!
Gavin wasn't interested in the scavenger hunt so Brian, being the great big brother he is, collected all the eggs in the playroom for both of them.
Inside each of the 20 eggs was one coin! Brian was over the Easter Moon.
Yesterday, the boys got Easter gifts from Miss Sara and her parents that were - as usual - amazing and creative. Brian got a pop up castle which has replaced our fort in the "book nook!"
And Gavin got the most adorable book called "Tickle Monster" that comes with furry monster hands to use to tickle him!! As you can see, it was a hit...
A few days before Easter, a box arrived from our friend "Miss Barb" who often sends the boys books for their library. A few of the books that she passed along I actually slipped into the boys Easter Basket stash. One of which was called "Where Does God Live?" by Holly Bea.
Once I read through this book alone, I knew it had a special place in Brian's basket. All morning the three of us read books together - and Brian asked for this book twice. We often casually talk about God and Heaven and angels together - especially at night. Each night at bedtime he asks, "Want to lay on my bed for a little bit and look up at my stars, Mommy?" And we do. We lay on our backs...hold hands...and look up at the glowing stars on his ceiling. He tells me where everyone lives as he points up to the sky. "Pop lives in that star... and Darcy is in that star..."
After reading the book one final time, I brought the boys upstairs for a short nap. As I tucked Brian in he said, "Mama - is God dead like Pop?" I quizzically replied, "Why do you ask that, Brian?" He answered, "In the book it said that God lives in Heaven and you go to Heaven when you're dead."
What a perfect day to explain to my son how very alive his God is. And how he lives everywhere... and in everything... and in everyone.
p.s.... if you entered the Mattel "Save The Bunny" drawing, check this list to see if you're a winner! I assume they would contact you - they didn't even tell me the winners were announced. I have no idea who the winners are on the Chasing Rainbows Facebook Page giveaway - I haven't been told yet. It was a rather anti-climactic ending... oh well.