Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter egg "dash"

The weather forecast was "iffy" this morning after another night of rain and high winds. But when we woke up this morning it was noticeably warmer and all that was left of the April showers were puddles on our deck. So, after Grace tested out her new rainboots we gathered our Easter bunny basket to meet Kellie and Dawson for a new adventure.

I can't really call what we did an Easter egg hunt since the eggs were spread out on the lawn in front of the manor house at Stan Hywet Hall. When the whistle blew, the kids dashed out to gather as many eggs as possible. There was no "hunting" going on! The event was wonderfully organized with the children divided into age groups, costumed nursery rhyme characters walking around handing out small trinkets, the Easter Bunny available for pictures, snacks, and outdoor games (jump rope, frisbee, hula hoop, etc.). There were a lot of people, but we never felt crowded or rushed.
Grace and Dawson telling Little Miss Muffet
that she had a spider on her hat!
Align Center
Practicing her jump rope skills.
Sitting on a bench to open their treasures.
While walking the grounds, we discovered a huge lawn chess set. Grace and Dawson had so much fun lifting and moving the pieces. Their giggles were just delightful!
Teamwork!Come on, girls! Let's get some lunch!


Phyllis said...

My Goodness, where did you ever get those pretty boots? Do you think they make them in my size? I would love a pair just like those. Those chess pieces were bigger than you and Dawson. No wonder it took the both of you to carry them. I am so happy that you were able to go play and that the rain stopped. Happy Easter to you, Mommy and Kyle.

cathybcareers said...

Great day! I see the sun came out. Everyone in NYC has rainboots in all different colors.I see the tons of eggs on the lawn. You girls look like you had lots of funny. Where is Mama and Kellie? Need some Big girl shots too. Happy Easter.