Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lovely weekend

Holidays and celebrations can be trying times around here so I always look forward to these with a bit of trepidation. Tortuga turned 11 on Saturday so we did what every good parents of special needs kids who can't handle the anticipation do. We told him way in advance that we were not celebrating until mid-month, when our friends from Boston will be visiting, then we went out the night before to celebrate! We went out and got him a bike (he has never had one before and didn't know how to ride), took him to his favorite restaurant for dinner, and got his favorite ice cream before he had time to ruin it! It was perfect. On Saturday he wasn't expecting anything so he was pleasantly surprised to wake up to streamers all over the kitchen/breakfast area, balloons, and his favorite breakfast. We spent much of the day doing Easter preparations including finishing up our Easter eggs (cascarones) and then I cooked one of his favorite dinners. My sister and niece came over and we had dinner and ice cream cake plus a few more gifts. All in all he handled it beautifully with only a few minor bumps.



Of course, I was dreading what Sunday would bring since usually too much of a good thing is NOT a good thing. It was a little rocky but with lots of breaks in his room he managed to enjoy most of the time with the family. We had a few neighbors over and did a massive Easter egg hunt. The kids played, ate, played, ate and of course, had too much sugar! Milagro was so tickled that the Easter bunny left her basket in our fireplace that she had to tell the story to anyone and everyone who would listen. Her retelling usually started with "THAT EASTER BUNNY IS SOOOOOO FUNNY!" and ended with "I was SOOOOO SOPIZZZZZED!!!" (surprised) Too funny...

We are slowly making our way back to normalcy although Corazon is still angry at me for leaving so she had declared a moratorium on doing her schoolwork. I am going to have a really clean house if she stays angry too much longer since she insists on being near me at all times and I just keep putting her to work!

11 comments:

GB's Mom said...

That was a super way to help Tortuga enjoy his birthday. I hope Corazon gets over her mad soon- I miss reading her blog. The pictures are great!

Ashley said...

That Easter Bunny sure is tricky, Milagro is right ;) Glad it went well enough for all of you. Hopefully, Corazon's angry mood will settle soon. Great to hear that Tortuga had only minor bumps on his special days!

matryoshka said...

glad your holiday went so well!

J. said...

what a way to crub the wango tango - glad to hear that he amanged it well. We are about to see some payback here too as I go away for a day... myabe my house will get clean too, that would be nice.

Mama Drama Times Two said...

Glad your Easter went well. Love the picture of the cups of dye. It is amazing the subtrefuge and sleight of hand we can create to keep our Radishes on an even keel....we do our own share of it here, too! Happy Birthday to the big guy!

Lee said...

Sounds like great fun and the pictures were so cool!

Lisa said...

Smart mom sneaking that birthday in. :) And that Easter bunny is a sneaky wabbit. Milagro cracks me up.
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Lee said...

I have to ask, how do you get the confetti into the hollow egg? I can't visualize how that part happens but it looks so neat!

BT said...

That sounds like a really wonderful three days! Much of it is very touching. I especially liked seeing a picture of Tortuga letting Corazon put confetti on his head -- his enjoyment of that does not look forced in the photo, and I hope it really wasn't.

marythemom said...

Birthdays and Easter whew! Sooo hard on our kids. My birthday was on Easter this year, Hubby's is today and my oldest (RAD) daughter's birthday is Tuesday. Lucily she's a lot more regulated than last year when she went to the psych hospital on Hubby's b-day and got home the day before hers..

Hope your crew get back to "normal" (or better) soon.

Mary in TX

Hartley said...

Great photos! My boys would be in awe of any activity that had confetti. :)

Glad to hear things went well - and we too often have a much cleaner house when Gabe is angry with me. LOL

Hartley
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