Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

After church and a delicious lunch, it was time for the Easter Egg Hunt.  While Ben hid the eggs outside at Grandma and Grandpa's house, we tried to keep the kids away from the windows inside.  The kids could barely contain their excitement over the impending hunt.   

Since Olivia was napping during last year's egg hunt, this was her very first experience with searching for eggs.  We quickly discovered that we should have filled only two eggs for her (one for each hand) and she would have been quite content.  The big kids, on the other hand, couldn't wait to fill their baskets to the brim.

After all the eggs were found, we began to sort the booty outside.  Unfortunately, the chilly wind had us inside to finish sorting through our eggs. 

While Olivia's eggs were filled with stickers, jelly beans, and a few stuffed finger puppets, the big kids found jelly beans and Squinkies in their eggs. What?!  You don't know what a Squinkie is?  Basically, it is an overpriced gumball machine toy that the kids are practically obsessed with.  And, yes, I voluntarily fed the obsession. 

So, that was our egg hunt!  The kids finished the day by eating way too many jelly beans and cookies and I readily admit to having one too many pieces of my mom's homemade Boston Cream Pie (yuummm...I have no will power when it comes to sponge cake, vanilla pudding, and chocolate). 

For some reason I just can't bring myself to take down the Easter decor yet.  So, we're going to enjoy the colorful baskets, eggs, and bunnies for a while longer...at least until we run out of Easter candy...which may be sooner rather than later. 

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