Saturday, April 26, 2014

Kicking Off Easter Weekend

Easter is one of my favorite holidays!  I love everything about it...the egg hunts, dyeing Easter eggs, wearing our Easter best, Easter service at church, Easter dinner, and spending time with family and friends.

We had a wonderful Easter this year!  All the fun began on Saturday afternoon.  We met our friends at our local park for an egg hunt.  The weather was warm and sunny, so it was the perfect day for it!

It was a great event for the kids, but all the age groups had their hunts at the same time.  Unfortunately, our kids were at 3 different fields.  I stayed with Lily, Grant stayed with Lexie and a family friend's daughter, and Dylan stayed with a classmate and his mom.  I quickly ran from field to field and snapped a picture of each child before the egg hunts began.

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Lily's egg hunt was intense.  It was for ages 1-5, and the older kids snagged all the eggs.  It was over within 45 seconds. Lily only got 6 eggs, but she didn't seem to mind!

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We walked over to Lexie's field, and watched as she hunted for eggs. There were only 10 kids in her age group and only 5 in Dylan's age group, so their baskets were filled!

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After they finished, they all sat down to look in their eggs.  This was a candy free egg hunt, which I loved!  They got tiny action figures and animals, stickers, tattoos, and even ear buds!!! Lexie happily shared some of her loot with Lily and Charlie.

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The kids went down to the pavilion to get their goody bags.  They were filled with crackers, juice bags, and some candy, so they sat down for a quick snack.

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We don't usually see the Easter Bunny, but he was greeting the kids, so a sleeping Liam got to meet him.  Lily got to meet him for the first time, too.  She was very intrigued!

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The younger kids ran off to play, but Dylan declared that he was just too old for the playground (WHAT?!?), so we took Liam to a shady spot to play.

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Liam even joined the older kids on the playground!  I had to get creative...

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The girls played, the boys hiked through the woods with the dads, and the moms talked.  We ended up staying for about an hour after the egg hunt ended.  We attempted a group picture before we all left.  I love our group of kids so much!

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After the egg hunt, we visited with Grant's family for a few hours.  Some of his relatives were in town, and his cousin and his family stopped by, too.  It was a nice afternoon!

We dropped Grant, Dylan, and Lily off at home, and Lexie, Liam, and I went shopping and picked up dinner. That evening, our friends came over, and we dyed eggs together.

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The boys quickly abandoned the girls.  Audrey, Lexie, and Lily dyed 4 dozen eggs on their own. We love Audrey so much!  She is a beautiful young girl and is so good with the little kids!

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Liam watched the entire process and made sure everything ran smoothly.

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Our newest little "bunny" made the egg dyeing cleanup tolerable!

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We had a great day with our family and friends!

Dylan, Lexie, Lily, and Liam's baskets were placed on the table, and they headed to bed, excited for the arrival of Easter!

10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! How cute are they!!

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  2. Charlie and Lily dancing in the group pics then Logan's pout face is cracking me up!

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  3. What excellent pictures! Egg hunts are so fun but man, some of those kids can be brutal!

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    1. Thank you! They really can. Lily's egg hunt was over in 45 seconds. Crazy!

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  4. Your kids are adorable!!! That little bunny suit is too cute. the tail on the butt, cute cute!

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    1. Thank you so much! My oldest wore it for his first Easter. It was nice to pass it down!

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  5. Liam looks so adorable in that bunny suit! It sounds like the perfect 'kick-off' to Easter. (Since weather has been cold around our house, we've saved our Easter Egg hunt for this weekend--we'll see what happens!)

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  6. So fun, what a great time and it looks like you guys are having some pretty good weather. It's already starting to get a little too hot down here, but I guess I shouldn't complain.

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