Monday, April 09, 2012

Hunting Season...

...Egg Hunting, that is. 

First we did a mini-hunt for two mini-munchkins.
 Went to our friends' house to dye eggs on Friday and let Nate and Gianna have a little hunting experience.
 They were so cute.
My favorite comment came after we finished:  "Now, why did we do that?"  Ha. 
Good question, kidlets!

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We were invited to four (count 'em, FOUR) egg hunts on Saturday.  We accepted the first one received which was through my brother.  His friends host a yearly Egg Hunt which apparently has grown into a pretty big deal.

The hosts live on the river which couldn't have been a more beautiful backdrop for the event....
...or more beautiful weather.
It honestly reminded me of the final scene in Steel Magnolias...
  It was pretty impressive.
 They were given rules. "This year there are NO RULES."
And they were OFF!

After this egg she informed us she'd had enough.  "The grass is too wet and stinky." was her reason.
After the hunt the children gathered to choose their prizes out of a HUGE basket.  The ones with the most eggs got to choose first.  Gianna did not understand that concept and had eyed a Sleeping Beauty pez dispenser that she thought was gone forever.
As all the other kids lunged to get their prizes, Gianna was squeezed out of the way.
She was disappointed but didn't feel comfortable enough to push through. 
Thankfully Uncle Vinnie managed to uncovered the coveted Pez Prize and swiped it for G.
And after the kids, the adults had a hunt - for one egg.  Packed with a lucrative treat.  They sneaky rabbit actually hid a camoflauged egg in the landscaping.  It took a while, but a lucky managed managed to find the prize.

Oh, and did I happen to mention that the affair was CATERED?
 I can never get enough pictures of her little munchkin body from behind.
 White tablecloths lined with drawing paper - crayons included.  Brilliant.
We bumped into the sweet lady that we met at Holy Thursday Service who found us a seat and was so sweet to Gianna during the Mass.
 "Conducting" with big stick.
Taking advantage of the scenery.

Thank you Dr. Charlie and Ms. Karen for the wonderful hospitality, food and memories.

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Oh my silly girl!

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If you missed it, the Easter Bunny post is HERE


  1. We've really enjoyed your pictures and your generous comments about the party. The best part of our Easter Party is the guests! It's so much fun for us to enjoy the joy in the children. Looking forward to y'all being back next year!
    Charlie and Karen

  2. Forgot to add that you and actually someone else commented on the hunt reminding them of Steel Magnolias! Amazing, not a coincidence.

  3. Maria, Your daughter was one of the biggest joys of my day! We had so much fun and am looking forward to seeing you and your beautiful angel again. Thank you for sharing your fab pictures of our Easter egg hunt!



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