Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter: The Hunt

We may not have had the whole family involved in the Easter egg dyeing, but everyone was more than willing to hunt. My mom was even there to supervise. After a delicious traditional breakfast of bran muffins and cheesy scrambled eggs it was time to see what the Easter Bunny had been up to. (Usually we're all dressed up in our Easter finery, but with some sickies in the house we stayed home from church. The sickest sickie, Big, even got to stay in his pajamas.)

The kids rushed into the living/music room to find that the Easter Bunny had left each of them a new shirt in their basket. It was funny when my mom and I attempted to get Edith to show us what the Easter Bunny had brought her, trying to get her to notice the clothes (she got a shirt and capris), but she just kept showing us each piece of candy. Clearly the most important part. She is so much like her grandma.

Nice candy, Edith. The other kids didn't have the same problem.

 "Ohhhhh. So that's what I was supposed to do! Ha, ha."

Then, it was on to the egg hunt. Each child was assigned an egg color and each had 6 eggs to find. Once again the Easter Bunny underestimated how good Big is at finding eggs, so next year it's really going to be on!

(only one more to find!)

Ginger was having a really hard time finding her eggs, so she thought a bird's eye view might be helpful. It wasn't.

Luckily Grandma was there to provide some hints and Big was there to tell everyone how much slower they were than him. It's good to be helpful.

None of my kids are quitters, so they kept on looking.

I had a real hard time capturing a photo of Bud because he was moving so quickly the whole time. He photo bombed a bunch, though.

You can do it, Ginger!

I am happy to report that everyone eventually had success! Way to persevere, kids!

And, of course, Success = Candy. That Edith sure is an addict. She begs and begs for more.

Easter afternoon we had deviled eggs for snack (num!) and then went for a drive in the canyon.

On the way home from our drive, we stopped to wish Grandpa a Happy Easter. We miss him.

Then we went home for Easter dinner with Grandma and an after-dinner game of Quirkle. Edith was so happy to be included in the game.

It really was a great Easter despite the sick folks and the missing Grandpa and stuff. Thanks for making it that way, Family! I love you!


jww said...

I love it!!! What a great time. I love the one-color-per-kid idea. So much easier. Looks like such a great time. I'm glad you visited Grandpa, too.

Lisa Marie said...

Ditto to jww. I loved the one-color-per-kid idea too. Everyone gets the same amount AND they are hidden according to difficulty level. Fabulous! I'm stealing that one for next year, I think ;)