On to more interesting things:
Kaia came home from school the other day claiming she saw the Easter Bilby during class.
I was sure I didn't hear her right so I just said "You saw the Easter Bunny at school? Oh that's good because I talked to him the other day to make sure he knows we moved to Australia and he promised me that he knew our new address and he'll be here on Easter..." -- etc. etc...
Kaia looked at me like I had three heads and said "Mom, I didn't say Bunny I said BILBY."
So Kaia gave me the lo-down. The bilby is a native Australian marsupial who has long ears. The species is endangered and there are currently only about 600 bilbies in existence today. Because they are endangered there is a national effort to promote "bilby awareness" and Australians have introduced the Easter bilby. People can now purchase chocolate Easter bilbies at the grocery store during Easter and the proceeds will go toward restoring the bilby species.
So next year in addition to our chocolate eggs and treats, I'll be putting a couple of bilbies in the baskets...
Happy Easter to friends and family in the States and beyond!