Friday, April 9, 2010
Base Easter Celebration
The day before Easter both the CDC (Child Development Center) and MWR (Moral Welfare Recreation)teamed up to help make Easter magical for the children of NSA Bahrain!
The egg hunt
Tanner hunting for eggs
The celebration started with an Egg Hunt at Liberty Pavilion where the hunt was set up in age groups. To add an extra element of fun, there were a few "Golden Eggs" hidden in each age bracket. The lucky children who found one of the Golden Eggs won a Dove chocolate Easter Bunny. Our Tanner found one of the Golden Eggs in the sand pit and he couldn't have been prouder! ;)
Golden Egg Winners
Tanner with his Dove Chocolate Bunny
This was Gavin's first egg hunt and he thought the plastic eggs were very interesting. He liked that the eggs made noise when he shook them. Gavin enjoyed watching the other children about his size run to the eggs and was very excited to see what they were doing.
Gavin's first egg hunt
Gavin levitating eggs
The Easter Bunny and his friend Alibaba (only in the Middle East right?) made guest appearances entertaining the children and posing for photographs.
Action shot of Tanner with Alibaba
Alibaba was a hit, the children enjoyed the balloon animals, hats and swords that he made especially for them. Both my boys got in on the fun with blue swords, you know, nothing says "Jesus Has Risen" like a 14 month kid swinging a sword given to him by Alibaba at his Dad and brother (laugh).
Tanner and Gavin with their balloon swords
Gavin defending base against the "Daddy Dragon" ;)
Many of the Navy's finest volunteered to help MWR serve the families hot dogs, chips and other goodies. All in all I can say with certainty that this was the best base Easter celebration we have witnessed in our almost 10 years of service. Big thanks go out to CDC & MWR for making the day special for so many kids!
Gavin's pooped out from a long afternoon of fun... nap time!!