Thursday, April 8, 2010

Easter egg hunt, take one!

This year we are going for a grand total of three Easter egg hunts. I can see us in the years to come making a game of it and seeing how many we can actually participate in. But for now, three is enough for me. You know the deal... cute clothes for ALL of us, get out the Easter baskets, keep them under control (a relative term) until it is time to "release the hounds," sort through the candy with them to make sure they don't choke on anything, and finally be the bad guy telling them they can only have so much all the while trying to take cute pictures. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention keeping an eye on well intentioned older kids that keep giving your kids more candy to eat:)

Our first Easter egg hunt was at our Church. Last year it was inside due to weather but this year we got to have it outside! There were enough eggs for each kid to get 12 eggs. That sounded good to me, less candy:) After getting the eggs we headed back in to survey our loot and sort out the choke-able candy and gum.

A little while later the Easter Bunny came in and the trauma began. One pre-teen was holding a friend's eight month old and wanted to introduce him to the Easter bunny. But for some reason an Easter bunny that is over six feet tall seems to scare the, well, the mess out of many kids, including eight month olds. William on the other hand went right up to him, waited for him to turn around and promptly "bonked" him on the bottom. We talked about that a minute later:)

Now for the pics.....

Addison is not a big fan of a six foot tall bunny:)



The Triplets are ready for the hunt!



Who is the genius that put the Easter eggs on the business side of the AC units? :)



Raking it in baby!



Whatcha been eating?



Want some fun? Just tie a balloon to a kid and let him run!



Only the shallow know themselves.
Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), Phrases and Philosophies for the Use of the Young, 1882

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the fine line between sanity and madness gotten finer?
George Price

Al

1 comment:

tripsdad said...

Great pictures. Love the "Bad Hare Day" shirt, that's too cute.