Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Egg Hunting

Last Saturday, our community held their Easter Egg Hunt.  I didn’t go last year because my dad was in the hospital.  So, although Jeremy and the girls were veterans, I was unfamiliar with the layout.  It was a lot of fun.  They had an area in the grass for the 1-3 year olds to just walk around and spot eggs for their baskets.  The 4-6 year olds had to look a little harder in and around the playground.  Then the 7-10 year olds had to search among the trees.  That way all the kids could hunt at the same time, but the older ones weren’t taking the easy ones from the little kids.  My mom came along for the search, too.  So, she and Ellie hunted, and Jeremy and Madison hunted, and I ran back and forth trying to take a few pictures.  It was a quick event, but there were enough eggs for everyone to get what they could find.  Afterwards, there was even pizza and some chips and drinks.  We had just eaten lunch though, so we went home without indulging.  The Easter Bunny was there, too.  Madison loved it; Ellie wanted nothing to do with it.  In the middle picture, I just want to note that the girl walking with my family is not me although I do know her.

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Today we went to a birthday party for all three kids of friends at church.  Their kids were 3, 6, and 8, but Madison and Ellie had been over to play, and they had so much fun, they included them in the party.  I guess the youngest one kinda fit in with the Madison and Ellie age-wise.  At any rate, they girls were very excited about going.  It was a beautiful day for being outside and playing.  The kids had an Easter egg hunt as their party game.  They both had fun trying to find the eggs hidden in the yard.  Following this, the kids opened their gifts en masse. It was so cute because Sam sat beside Ellie; she was very excited to be beside her “Sam buddy” as she calls him (see top right picture).  We had pizza and veggies for lunch.  Then, everyone played more on the trampoline, the slide, and in the sand.  We ended with an ice cream cake and or dirt pudding.  It was enjoyable.

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