Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt 2014, or, How to Eat Too Much Candy

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter, Passover, or just plain old weekend!  We embarked upon our annual Easter Egg hunt, which was developed that Easter morning that we didn't get space in church, I was really pregnant with Hugo, and we went to a local park to kill some time.  There was a group of friends hosting an Easter picnic who had a real live Easter bunny there to deliver candy.  The sweet Easter bunny was kind enough to pay a visit to our family, too, and of course our children have not stopped talking about it since.  This year on the way over to the park Zosia commented, "Remember that Easter bunny we saw?  He looked a lot like someone playing dressup as a bunny."  Hrmph.  I'm glad that the Easter bunny isn't one of those traditions I'm overly attached to, as I have a feeling it is the last year Zosia is buying it.

It was a beautiful morning, and it was wonderful to take a break from Easter prep to spend some time in the fresh air.  Sitting down to look over pictures, I realized that someone is eating candy in each and every one.  We scaled way back on Easter candy this year, as we had an unreasonable amount of leftovers last year which lasted us until last month.  But even so, when we got home, Hugo was gripping his tummy moaning, "My tummy hurts!  Too much candy!"  I spent the better part of the rest of the morning holding him like the sweet little baby he still is in my heart, instead of, you know, preparing dinner for over twenty people, which is what I should have been doing.  In the end, all's well that ends well, Hugo is just fine, and we had one of the most delightful Easter meals I can remember (which I'm sure I'll be sharing more about later in the week!).

And as it so happens, today we are celebrating none other than our sweetest Lily, who turns five!  Oh, we all love her so much.


Margo said...

my kids asked why we didn't have an Easter egg hunt and I told them it's because BOTH sides of their extended family just handed over big baskets of candy to them! But really, I think we should have taken the baskets to the park and hidden everything :) You all look like you're having so much fun with your hunt. Love your little guy's hat!

Lauren Oliver said...

Sorry, meant to leave my happy birthday comment to Lily here!

Adele said...

Margo, I can relate! In truth, I think just hiding empty eggs would be nearly as fun. :-)

Adele said...

Thanks, Lauren! I'll be sure to pass it along.