Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Easter Fun

We did quite a few local Easter egg hunts this year. I usually avoid these things like the plague, but we had a good time at the first few, so I thought some other ones would be just as fun. It was definitely hit or miss! I think that the organizations putting them on sometimes don't realize the large level of crowd control you need at these things!

Anthony got to go with us to a few of them. Our first one was at a local church that we go to every year. They do such a great job at making it fun for the kids!

A full basket! Most of the kids filled up their entire basket and didn't have room for more even though there were lots more on the ground.

Immediately after the first one, the city had their egg hunt a few blocks away. We decided to brave it. Have a mentioned how much I hate crowds???

Chatting with a friend from his kindergarten class.

Since James and Rett are in different age groups, I went with Rett and Anthony went with James. Rett had fun, he definitely has gotten the hang of it. Last year he kept trying to open each one right away and see what was inside instead of looking for more eggs.

The next weekend Anthony was working, so I took the boys to two egg hunts we have never tried before. The first one was in a reeeeally fancy neighborhood. I felt kind of out of place in my jeans and t-shirt. All the other moms had fancy clothes and expensive strollers. When I parked the car I noticed that mine was the only car older than 3 years...

Pretending to get eggs so I can get a picture:

Later in the afternoon we decided to try going to an egg hunt where a helicopter comes and drops the eggs! The boys were so excited to see the helicopter! We got there about 30 minutes early because I hate being late and missing the eggs. Once we got there, they told us that it didn't really start for another hour! The boys were pretty restless waiting. They had a stage with an MC with a microphone playing games with the audience to pass the time. A lot of people were just standing by the eggs waiting (they had a lot on the ground in addition to the ones coming by helicopter), but we couldn't hear very well that far away from the stage. As they were playing the game, the MC yelled, "1, 2, 3, go!!!" All of the people on the far side of the field thought it meant time to get the eggs and stormed the field!! They grabbed up all the eggs in a couple of minutes before any of the people in charge knew what was happening. They tried to get everyone to clear the field so that the helicopter could drop more eggs, but no one was listening.

When the helicopter came, it couldn't drop the eggs because of all the people on the field so they dropped it at a different field way far away from everyone. We tried to go over there and get some, but all the big kids got there first and cleared it out. James and Rett didn't end up with any eggs at all, but at least two bigger kids offered to share their eggs with them. It was so sweet! They collected so many eggs earlier, I tried to remind them that it didn't matter. And they got to see a helicopter!

Easter morning the boys were excited so check out what the Easter bunny brought them. James told me a few days earlier, that he didn't want any candy at all, just toys. He said that he doesn't like candy. Who is this alien child?

My mom couldn't be here this year, so she sent the boys personalized "snuggle bunnies". They loved them!

More nerf guns!

After church we got to visit with the cousins and Mimi and Papa. The baby quail chicks were a big hit! Dallas and Nevada even got to take one home with them.

Dyeing eggs:


We decided to grill hamburgers and hot dogs outside, so instead of going back and forth we brought the kitchen table outside! Once Anthony builds me my new kitchen table, we will probably leave this one outside for good.

For dessert we roasted marshmallows. They were a little bit sandy, but still good :)

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