Wilbur is a spring pig so every year, on the Spring Equinox I start to read E.B. White's Charlotte's Web to Chi Chi. I always get super excited about it and this year the excitement really rubbed off on her so we decided about a month in advance to invite a couple with their 2 kids over after school for a Templeton-style smorgasbord and Charlotte's Web themed play. They agreed and we set the date!
The kids played, we enjoyed our meals which were really yummy, and we chatted about our upcoming plans for the warmer seasons forthcoming!
After her friends left and she finished her bath, I started the first chapter of the book. Chi found her baby bottle and started feeding her new plush Wilbur in bed while I read. She insisted on sleeping with him and the bottle in case he woke up hungry in the night and she needed to feed him again!
It was a perfect way to ring in the new season! Funny and ironic note: since we live in NJ and it doesn't start to feel like spring until May-ish, we actually got a snow day the following day to sleep in and relax! Couldn't have been better!