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Church Easter Egg Hunt

April 28th, 2013 by Mommy


Our church Easter egg hunt was an indoor hunt because of a wet morning. This would not dampen the fun though. The kids all wanted to help with the sign coloring. It was very colorful and amazingly still within the lines.


Julia was still hunting in the younger group and Emily was hunting for the second year in the older group. They gave the youngest of the older group a few minute head start so they didn’t get trampled on the steps.


Emily found her allotment upstairs. She enjoyed the hunt.


Who doesn’t love opening and finding all the fun stuff inside of the eggs. Even little Carson got in on this photo. He was not as interested in his first Easter egg hunt.


From the prize table Julia picked out this cute flower-top.


There is always an estimation table to guess at. Mama asked Emily which of the things she wanted to estimate on and she picked a huge container of cheese puffs. She and Mama counted and made our estimate. When it was time to hand out the winners, we had guessed it to the exact puff. Who knew we were such good estimators. Emily was delighted to win her puffs.


Our friends with the girls showing off their matching skirts. Mama made the skirts from left over blanket material. They liked being matching girls.


After all the fun was over Mr. Kenny offered to take Emily, Julia, and Aiden for an afternoon of fun. They went out and visited some horses and swung on a tire swing. A good way to end the afternoon.

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It was a Happy Easter

April 27th, 2011 by Mommy

We had a wonderful Easter day. The girls looked beautiful in their dresses and loved twirling in them. Emily’s Sunday School class marched into the church service playing percussion instruments and she loved it. After church, we took some photos and then went to Grammy and Granddaddy’s house for lunch and an egg hunt.

The girls helped Grammy and Granddaddy hide the eggs for the big kid hunt. To qualify for the big kid hunt you can’t be a grandparent nor under 10.  The next hunt was for the girls. Emily asked Grammy to hide the eggs in the grass where it would be easier to find. They did well looking and finding the eggs. After finding a few, Julia was very happy pulling the eggs out of her basket and eating what she found inside.

Lots of fun photos! Enjoy!


The morning Easter Basket – The girls came running in to tell their parents about their basket. We got them to spend about 10 minutes running back and forth to look at the basket and then come back to report on what they found.


Every year the little ones just get bigger and bigger.


When we arrived at Grammy and Granddaddy’s house, the girls had woken up from a nap in the car and there were people there the girls didn’t know. Julia was her usual shy self around new people and I gave her a choice of places to go while we carried things in from the car. She happily chose Granddaddy’s lap for a place of safety.


I think this is a photo of our future. Emily found the funny pages from the paper and was fascinated by them. She also had been looking at Robby’s phone and was fond of holding on to it. I can remember spending a lot of Sunday’s at my Grandparent’s house reading the funny pages to fill the afternoon.


The girls at the beginning of their egg hunt.


Emily on the hunt!


Little Girl on the loose, watch out candy!


Mama with her girls

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Church Easter Egg Hunt

April 23rd, 2011 by Mommy

We had our second Annual Easter Egg Hunt today. The day was beautiful and it was so nice to be out in it. The girls loved their new BIG baskets. They are so big we should have used them as props and taken photos of babies in them. Julia was a little unsure of the new location and the large group of people, but as she hung with her Daddy she got into the fun of picking up eggs. Emily was very selective of the eggs she chose. We are not sure why though. Maybe it was the discussion about being the biggest kid in the little kid hunt. We didn’t want Emily to run over the babies in her quest for eggs. Not a problem, she didn’t even collect her quota of eggs. After the hunt both girls enjoyed hanging with their friends and eating their picnic lunch. Just a smattering of photos from the day and some of the little people who we spent it with.


Julia had to get used to the idea of the egg hunt before she could get down and hunt her own eggs. Daddy is a great place to get a towering view over the area and feel safe.


Rose was the mascot Easter Bunny for the day. So sweet!


Emily was checking out her basket and the small collection of eggs she had gathered.


Aiden checking out his spoils. He had just informed us that one of the eggs had sparkles.


Where to go next?


Elena loves McKenzie. She was making sure that McKenzie was getting all of her eggs opened and inspected.



What is in there?


Julia found another one to gather


Maeve in her adorable Bunny dress. She decided to share a smile with me after all.


Julia had to decide which one to open next.


Natalie and her Easter pail



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Happy Easter

March 24th, 2008 by Mommy


Emily enjoyed her first Easter egg hunt! At first she was uncertian about walking on the grass to get the eggs. Then when she had an egg in each hand she wasn’t sure what to do next. She offered eggs to Grammy to hold for her until she discovered the usefulness of the basket. She filled the basket and then she promptly dumped the basket back on the ground. Other than the day being cold it was a perfect way to spend Easter!

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