(some instagram photos from last easter.)
As I won't be with the boys for Easter this year, I've been compiling ideas for a nice box to send their way.
I've been sending lots of little things their way, mostly because I worry that they'll forget about me. They are very happy where they are right now, with a big yard, lots of play space, many aunties to love them and give them gobs of attention all the time.
Pan is really wonderful on the phone. When he was littler and pretended to talk on the phone, he would always speak very loudly, saying "Hi! I call you back. Bye!" -- which is basically what he heard Seb and I say to anyone who called us.
Now he asks me lots of questions ("what you doin' mommy?"), and follow-up questions ("what you eatin'?" "what you workin' on?"), and really holds his own.
It's more difficult to connect with Quinn. It's very "hi" and "bye" with him on the phone, and he has no patience for sitting still and staring at a screen on Skype. He's little still, and I'm struggling with how to maintain our bond.
But. Easter ideas. Here's what I'm thinking:
Some of Katie's lovely wool felt eggs. I made several of these last year (you can kind of make them out in that top photo), but they are all packed away somewhere, and you can never have too many Easter eggs, right?
And for filling them: these little wooden yoyos are very sweet; as are these pocket baby buntings. I made jelly bean bracelets last year, and the boys were a bit confused by what to do with them. I think I'll try again this year. Or, maybe some color dipped marshmallows?
I wish I had someone to make a Polish Easter cake for.
These rabbit masks would be easy to print off and send.
The Bobble Sheep Pillow project from Purl Bee popped up in my email this morning, with rather perfect timing. If I can get them knit up in time, I think it would make for a perfect long-distance hug from mama.
All wrapped up in a grass-green playsilk...
Do you have anything special planned?