Sunday, April 24, 2011


It is no secret: I LOVE Easter. Always have, always will. So when we put in our fence last year I was already plotting our future Easter egg hunts. Stella spent the week helping Mommy get ready for the hunt. She helped pick out candy and eggs. She then helped me fill the eggs (while occasionally testing the candy to make sure it was good enough for the hunt). Then on the morning of the hunt she helped hide all of the 240 eggs we had filled.

She would ask: "Mommy, are kids coming to my house for eggs? Oh, I so excited!"

Our yard is kind of boring, without a lot of hiding places for plastic eggs. However, the morning we put out the eggs, Brent got very creative and started hiding them high up in our blossoming tree. I, on the other hand, spent most of the time strategically placing eggs in the grass for the smaller kids.

After we had all of the eggs out, I took Stella outside for a mock hunt so I could take some pictures.

I was surprised how many of my friends were able to make it to our little party. We had 12 of the most well behaved and fun kids you could ever imagine, and I give a lot of credit for this to my friends for being such awesome parents. The older kids were super nice to the little ones, and that made it lots of fun for everyone.

If I had to choose a winner of the hunt it would probably be my Ava. At the beginning, most of my focus was of course on Stella. But then I starting watching Ava, and I was seriously impressed by the speed with which she gathered all of the eggs. It was like she didn't even stop to pick them up, but just grabbed them as she dashed by without a moment's pause. It was pretty awesome. Pretty soon I had to tell her she had enough eggs because her basket was overflowing. She didn't agree though. It was hilarious.

Everything happened so fast that I couldn't get that many great pictures of all the action. You will just have to trust me that it was fun.


Christy said...

How fun! I love Stella's ponytail... super cute!

mistieleigh said...

so sad i had to miss it. what a fun idea. and i love you are passionate about Easter!

angelicindy said...

what a great idea to invite all your friends over for an easter egg hunt! Looks like both kids and parents had a ball :)

Nicole said...

I'm glad you guys had fun, I hope we can make it next year.

Lori said...

I wish we could have come. Cohen's soccer game was a complete blow-out. I stopped counting goals when they hit 20... that is when the other team hit 20. Cohen's poor team was defeated! They didn't score once. I wanted to play that Charlie Brown song as they all walked with slumped shoulders. Next year.

Brandy said...

This was fan-fregging-tanstic!! Do you happen to have any additional pictures of my kids worth sharing with me, on the side?
I totally loved this day. Thank you! Mason had such a wonderful time, especially since he didn't fall on his face!