Written on April 17, 2006 by Kevin.
Rylan's first Easter turned out great. We began the day off by going to Rylan's great uncle's house for a family get together. The family had not seen Rylan for about 5 months now so they were surprised on how much he had grown. He was a big hit and he cooperated nicely.
Rylan is the first baby in my side of the family in quite a few years so everyone is excited. He was a bit overwhelmed by all of the people wanting to hold him. We had a chance to see that Rylan definitely knows who his parents are and slowly begins to cry when others would hold him. Its a funny yet sad face to watch.
The rest of the day was mainly left to relaxing. Relaxing as much as you can with a child. We have a new play area up for Rylan that he really seems to enjoy. It is a gated area with foam padding and a bunch of toys. Now that he is able to sit up for an extended period of time, he is able to keep himself occupied for quite some time and play with the toys that he wants too.
As for Easter gifts, Rylan received 3 baskets this year. One each from his grandparents and another from us. He really seemed to enjoy each of them and loved chewing at his new books that we gave him. His Pooh Bear dressed up as a bunny rabbit was a big hit as well.
The day ended with a bit of kite flying. The wind was perfect and not so terribly hot outside that we decided to take a stab at it. I have not attempted to fly a kit in years but it worked out great. I am not sure if Rylan could see the kite 150ft up into the air but he sure seemed to like holding it. Of course, the handle went straight to his mouth. It was a nice change and I'm anxious to try these types of things with Rylan when he gets older.
That is our Easter in a nutshell. We definitely look forward to Rylan running around this time next year looking for eggs.