Okay, so I forgot to take photos or pictures of Bree and Mason opening the actual Easter cards from their Grandma and Papa Wallace. They do love getting their own mail. But let's be honest, they really love the cash inside! (Maybe when they're old enough to read they'll pay more attention to the actual card.) Mason is completely trained, and when he saw the money, he grabbed it and said, "Piggy." Bree kept asking if she could open her bank and count her money, and my curiosity got the better of me too. $175! A pretty impressive stash for a 4-year-old!
And speaking of cash, this evening as we were all walking to Safeway, I spotted a dollar bill next to the sidewalk. I pointed it out to Bree, and she claimed it as a lucky birthday gift. We told her she could buy anything a dollar could buy at the store. We then had to persuade her from wasting it in the quarter machines, which boasted only gum and cheap choke-hazard toys. We steered her to the candy aisle, and I pointed to the different candy bars, describing each of them. When I told her what a Hershey bar was, she said, "Just like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!" Bree and Mason adore that movie (both versions). They frequently sing the Oompa Loompa song from the old film, and Mason often quotes Mike TV from the new film: "Die, die, die!" So anyway, Bree bought the Hershey bar, and after offering squares to Chad and me a few times (we politely refused but thanked her for being so generous), and giving one square to Mason, she ate the whole thing.