An Easter egg hunt, yard work and COVID vaccine made for a rejuvenating family long weekend.
It was a Good Friday after I took Ma for her first vaccine. I felt thankful for how organized the site was; we were in and out in 30 minutes.
Our province is facing an intense third wave, so knowing Ma and many others are vaccinated makes me feel more hopeful.
On Sunday, T woke up early knowing the Easter Bunny had visited. He wasted no time finding the eggs and the basket of goodies left for him.
He then made me hide the eggs again – and in their original hiding spots, he insisted – so he could find them again.
Easter is a symbol for resurrection – and Spring is a season when the decay of autumn and the death of winter give way for renewal.
Spring was very evident as our family spent a satisfying Sunday afternoon doing yard work.
While the hubby took T to the playground, I raked up the dried leaves that coated the perimeter of our backyard.
I made three huge piles, which T took no time to jump into after they came back from the park.
The magical glow of the late afternoon sun bathed our backyard as the hubby, T and I worked together to bag away the leaves.
T alternated between playing in the pile of leaves and helping the hubby and I.
I watched with amusement and pride as he raked up the piles of leaves and gathered giant piles of leaves and dropped them into the bag.
It is my hope T develops a strong work ethic as he gets older and we try to encourage him to do chores around the house.
But we also don’t want him to grow up too fast. And it’s ok if he just wants to goof off.
It was a t-shirt kind of day and there was a warm gentle breeze. The signs of new life and rebirth were everywhere and it felt reinvigorating.