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A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Backyard Egg Hunt

Happy Easter, everyone!

We had poor luck with hard boiled eggs this year.  We cooked 2 dozen, but about half of them cracked.

Each of the kids got to dye two eggs.

Eli photobombs when I try to get a picture of Brianna all dressed up.

She made a great rainbow egg.  The picture really doesn't do it justice.

She used a rubber band on her other egg.  When it cracked, the cracks were pink against the violet background.  It looked like lightning.

The cat was not at all sure what we were up to.

140 eggs before they were hidden.

On your marks!  Get Set!

And they're off.

So, funny thing about the back yard.  The kids have been saying we should let the "grass" (okay, so it's weeds) grow to make the hunt more challenging.

Paul was going to weed whack it a few days ago, but the weed whacker broke a few steps in.

So it was a jungle out there.  See Hannah above?  Somehow, that's the ONLY picture I got of her hunting.

Looks like Eli got the ones under the trampoline.

Paul and I enjoy hiding the eggs.  He likes to match the eggs to the color of the plastic they're up against to camouflage them.

Personally, this year, with the "grass" so tall, all I had to do was walk around and drop them, and they vanished instantly.

Poor Sam.  I think Easter must be his least favorite holiday, since we tease him about his, er, difficulty finding eggs.

So with 140 eggs and 7 hunters, each child should have found 20 eggs, right?

Well, most of them did.  Somewhere out there, if we've counted correctly, there are still 3 eggs.  Hannah only found 19, and Sam only found 18.  And that was with all of us helping the last 3 hunters.

Paul says next year we should use a piece of tape on the eggs to keep them from popping open before the kids are ready.

Realized after I posted the Jelly Belly Factory field trip that I'd forgotten to share the girls with the Easter Bunny.

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1 comment:

  1. THere are still four eggs missing in my yard. HA! What a fun hunt. The tall grass made hiding easy ~ wink!
    Blessings, Dawn