Saturday, April 3, 2010

Jelly Bean Boy

Can a season bring on a sense of nostalgia, year after year? Spring always feels so special for me. Perhaps it's the rebirth - green buds on trees, the sound of birds singing, and the crisp smell in the air. It marks the end of dull, dreary, frigid winter, and begins the countdown to summer vacations. When I was a kid, my mom would teach us the names of all of the flowers and trees that were blooming. My sister and I would get all dolled up in our Easter dresses and take pictures amongst the daffodils. We'd pick out patterns and spend all spring sewing bags for our summer adventures - canvas sacks that would hold swimsuits and juice boxes and treasures we'd find in the backyard. Now that Ethan is a toddler, I find myself doing a lot of the same things my mom did with me when I was little. Though I've not yet given him a needle and yarn, we've started doing art projects. I'm reading him some of my favorite childhood books. We're starting our own traditions, heavily influenced by things that I remember and adore from my younger years.

In that spirit, we held our first Easter Egg Hunt this year. Not only was it his first Easter Egg Hunt, it was also the first time he experienced the sweet sugary taste of jelly beans. As you'll see from all of the chewing in the video, he enjoyed searching for his yummy treats!


With summer right around the corner, I'm already planning adventures for us to have. I have no choice about growing older, but having a kid means I never have to grow up!

6 comments:

liz said...

It is crazy that you say that, but I totally relate. I, too, find myself doing the things that my mom did with me.

Emily Q. said...

Precious! :p He's a lucky little boy!

Cotton Yarn Manufacturer said...

Wao what a very good video. thanks for sharing it...

Kristy said...

I don't mean this to sound strange, but seriously, one of the reasons I had a child was to have more fun at holidays. They make holidays come alive!

*Katie* said...

I must say that every time I come here to read, I find myself distracted by the photos. They are completely beautiful. Your little guy is so lucky to have you documenting his life in such a great way!
Sorry I haven't been around more lately....ugh. Life.
Anyway thank you for the pick me up this morning!

alicia said...

I'm stopping over from the SITS tea party. Your blog caught my attention and I'm glad I stopped. Love your write up about spring. I just did a weekly project 365 post entitled, "Spring Has Sprung"- but not half as eloquent as how you put it to words. I also love this season. It is a special one for me as well. Thanks for sharing.