The Thankful Mama

Easter Egg Hunt II

We had a great Easter, spending time with family and friends, delicious food and another Easter egg hunt for the kids. I have to say, though, that I found just as much fun in it as they did.
We spent the day at my sister’s house, where she had lunch and an egg hunt for the kids planned. We were joined by our good friend, her son and her boyfriend. Since we had two kids who’s ages are 2 (almost) and 8 it was decided that we should have two egg hunts with corresponding difficulty levels. The baby’s eggs got dumped out on the lawn…there that’ll do. 🙂 The big boy’s eggs my sis and I carefully and craftily hid all through her backyard. I thought the use of shoes and patio umbrellas was quite clever.
When the hunt commenced, it was pretty enjoyable to watch the difference between the innocence of the baby and the determination of the older boy. The baby went from egg to egg and immediately handed them over to mom to “abu” or open. The older boy was on fire looking for the eggs and shouted victoriously every time he located one. It was all so entertaining to watch, I had a hard time deciding where to point my camera.

My nephew egg hunting...or rather candy hunting

Aka Tom Sawyer

Aka Tom Sawyer

After all that excitement, we were treated to a fantastic lunch of chicken Caesar salad, fruit and chocolate dipped strawberries!

We also shared a few gifts with each other. I made hand knitted Easter eggs to add to a basket of goodies for my parents, sister and friend. They were easy and quick to make and a great way to use up leftover cotton yarn. I really enjoyed making these little gifts! Thank you  Emmy Knits for making this great pattern available!

Our baby also received a first Easter basket, even though she’s still a bun in the oven! 🙂

My sister generously put together a little basket full of baby goodies for the little one to come. It was so sweet and thoughtful and Hubby and I were quite touched!

Knitted Easter eggs artfully tucked in basket

Easter was a wonderfully relaxing day spent with family and friends and to top it all off, that afternoon we were surprised by an earthquake! Easter, Southern California style I suppose!

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Easter Egg Hunt I

Today we attended our city’s Easter egg hunt for kids. What a nice event the city managed, it was great for all! We went to watch my two year old nephew “scramble” for eggs…(insert laugh here.)

We arrived early and found the sports park already packed with eager kids and parents ready for the hunt. I think the Baby even enjoyed the loud music and kids because there was a lot of kicking going on! It was great to see so many families having fun with their children!
The lots were separated by age group to make it fair for the kids. The 1-2 year old area was loaded with goodies for the grabbing!

1-2 Year Old Egg Hunt Field

My nephew was a little hesitant at first, not very sure what all of the excitement was about. All we had to do, though, was point out the candies to him and he was ready. He wanted to just get in there and start, but he had to wait for the official “go.” Seems unfair, I know! 🙂
The announcer finally said it was ok to race out there and start hunting and my nephew was an instant pro. He had a full basket of goodies before I knew it!

It was a great event to attend and I’m thankful we live in such a nice community where families can go and spend a Saturday morning having fun at the local park with their kids.

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