Sunday, April 20, 2014

Ready, Set, Go!

Whew! Today was fun and tiring...but the sun was shining and all was great. We hid something over 200 eggs...and the kids found almost all of them. Most were plastic except for 3 dozen or so...and we only "lost" one of those eggs. We're sure to find it after the summer sun gets it good and hot...and we'll step on it! Whew, what a smell that will be! Mom has a huge back yard that is great for hiding eggs.

For those that left comments yesterday...yes, a large family is a lot of fun. As the oldest of the seven kids...I have three younger sisters and 3 younger brothers. We all have kids, step kids, grand kids, and even some great-nieces and nephews.
The little kids (3 and under) hunt near the house...and the older ones hunt everywhere else in the backyard. We hide eggs that will get you a prize, and others that have candy or loose change well as dyed hard-boiled eggs...also sometimes worthy of a prize.

 Lil Brady found a few eggs...with lot's of help because he of course didn't "get it" at his age. But, he enjoyed walking, and walking, and walking all around the yard. Such freedom!
 Little Ely is old enough to look and pick up a lot on her own. And when we stopped hunting and were counting eggs so we could determine if they had all been found...she helped out. She took the first egg from her basket and placed it on the ground...while announcing loudly "Two!" we were sure that she had the most by the time she finished her counting...ha!
 Here's my sweet Aidan counting out hers...37 found...
 Hard to get faces when I'm shooting down...but Clay had quiet a few as well...
 When all were counted, we still were missing seven...and off they went to hunt for those...
 Then we sat in the shade and all the kids could empty out their eggs of candy and change...
Fun was certainly had by all today!
Now, it's time for a NAP!
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