Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter egg dash

We have enjoyed meeting Kellie and Dawson at Stan Hywet Hall the last several years for their Easter events. The grounds and gardens are beautiful, any time of year.  We like to arrive early so we can walk around before the egg hunt. This year, the girls were interested in peeking inside the manor house windows.
They had fun exploring some of the gardens together.
Grace let me take a few photos of her.  (I think having Dawson around helped since Dawson didn't seem to mind posing!) 

At lunch, I asked Grace what she liked about our morning and she said "playing with Dawson."  One of my favorite parts of the day was watching them laugh and whisper to each other.  It has been a pleasure watching them grow from little babies to two bright, happy little girls.

The Easter egg "hunt" at Stan Hywet is more of a controlled dash instead of a hunt.  Everyone lines up along the edge of grassy fields to wait for their age group to be called.
Waiting for the 4-6 year olds.
They do a nice job of dividing the children by age and everyone is very polite as they gather their eggs from the field. But the whole thing takes about 3 minutes! I asked Grace if she had a strategy for choosing her eggs.  She said she did but wouldn't share any of the secret details with me.  I find it funny that she doesn't just pick up every egg in her path.

The girls had fun opening their eggs and discovering the "treasures" inside.
Then they did a little shopping for garden treasures - for people and fairies!

We weren't sure how muddy it would be so Grace chose to wear boots.  
She looks ready to work in the garden! 
At least they match the boots on her shirt. 
And they played in the new children's area that had a giant spider web, bird's nest, and bee hive.

It was a fun, sunny pre-Easter tradition that I hope we can continue for a few more years!

1 comment:

Nana said...

Love Love Love seeing the girls growing together and still enjoying tradition! I hope will be volunteers at this event when they think they are too old to hunt! Love the Easter Bunny Photo, too! Happy Easter to you all.