Sunday, April 01, 2012


It was a good one. It was. If I do say so myself!! :)

Right before bed last night, I poured two bowls of plain Chex cereal, which they really are not fond of AT ALL. But I piled a little sugar on it (which I NEVER do) and dotted it with a couple of fresh strawberries and blackberries.

Lifting their cereal out whole!
I filled it with water, but poured in a tiny bit of milk to add just the right coloring to make it believable enough.

Then I stuck in their spoons and plopped them in the freezer.

This morning, as they sat down for breakfast, I managed to get the bowls to the table without them noticing. What I find most hilarious in the video clip below is that they're most disappointed that they thought they were getting a bowl of plain Chex cereal. :D

Click PLAY below to watch their surprise!

Oh, but, wait, there's more!

Like mother, like daughter, I'm very proud to say. My Saia, evidently, began planning her gotcha late last night.  When I tucked her in, I noticed a small pile of clothes folded neatly beneath her pillow.  Too young for me to panic just yet, I smiled and whispered if it was part of Chago's April Fools. She began to giggle uncontrollably, and, honestly, I don't know how she got any sleep as excited as she was to kick this off.

But she managed to wake up all on her own at 5:30am. She quickly got dressed, made her bed, changed the clock to 8:45, and turned on the lights.

She tapped Chago awake (it took her 4 times, she said), and told him it we were running late and that I needed them to get downstairs for breakfast right away.

He fumbled out of his bed, rubbing the sleep out of his eyes and dragging his stuffed tiger down the stairs.  He'd made it all the way down to the middle landing before she just couldn't take it anymore and burst out into full-blown belly laughs.

I could hear him say, "What's wrong?"

And she yelled, "April Fools!!"

"Huh?" he said.

"April Fools, bubba!! It's only 5:30 in the morning!"

"Oh," he said, and he walked back up stairs and crawled right back into bed.

Later...much much later...he did acknowledge to her that it was a good one and that she officially got him. :)

Chago even got one in on his Mema, too, when he called her to tell her his Mommy had taken him to get his gorgeous locks shaved into a mohawk for this birthday!

How did your April Fools day go???