Monday, April 2, 2012

Evolution of An Easter Eggstravaganza

Can I just say before we begin that I love what people are doing with the whole "eggstravaganza" thing? Silly word play just makes me happy.

This Saturday our neighborhood held its annual Easter celebration, and while we missed the fun last year while attending the city's eggstravaganza (there it is again), we were ready to partake in some hunt action closer to home. I'm so glad we did because it was a definite winner! A friend in our women's group organized and executed such a great family day, and I am so thankful for her vision and dedication. This post is picture heavy. Just warning ya!

First things first. The hunt.
The Sheriff was at the cut off line for the first group so he had to practice his patience, and wow, Momma was impressed.

Can you find a blue one? Can you find a pink one? Can you find a white one? (You get the idea. Distract...distract...distract...from the fact that he is indeed currently not allowed to do the one thing his parents promised him we'd do when we got there.)

Momma nervously looks at the "egg-hunt coordinator" for a pity admission.

 Well, we're still here, so let's pose for Daddy. And by let's, I mean one of us.

I'll make silly faces at the camera as you pry my fingers off. Good plan.

But finally...
We're off! 

I'll take this one.

 Check it out Momma. There's something inside.

And that was that. I was pretty impressed that he didn't mind leaving the egg hunt area. I think this little lady helped a bit. Say hello to W's neighborhood bestie:

We can't wait to show them the next one when they are going to prom together. Well, several proms. She's an older woman! 

Either that or they'll end up like brother and sister or a Joey and Dawson.  Regardless, be still my heart!

We made our way to the bounce house and W dared to enter the big kid zone while Ella aborted the idea last minute. He had fun making his way across the thing like this until a big kid got the best of him and he made his exit in the arms of the teenage volunteer manning the air-filled accident waiting to happen to all-too-brave toddlers.

 But in typical Sheriff fashion, he found bubbles. Who cares if I had to sign up for a lifelong paper mess of an investment firm mailing to get my business?

At the end of the day (ok, just the hour) we had a toddler willing to sit next to a blow up bunny long enough for Daddy to snap a few shots of his go-to crinkled forehead face. Cheers!


Mrs. Mama said...

OMG! THAT LOOKS LIKE AN AMMMMAAAZZZZING egg hunt! and sheriff looks like he had an absolute blast!

cant wait to take Elliana.

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

Looks like he had a wonderful time! E went on his first egg hunt this weekend too!

Sugar Mommy said...

Looks like a great day. Sorry we missed but since I go solo on Saturdays, I opted for the smaller one hosted by my multiples group on the same day. I miss the Telfair one though. I haven't been in 2 years since I was on the committee and only had 2 ... no bun in oven. :)

Joeylee said...

How fun, looks like he had a blast & I love that pic of him & the little girl holding hands. So sweet

Sarah @ It's a Vol said...

Such a fun age! I can't believe he braved the bounce house!!!

kc said...

Such a cutie! I miss easter egg hunts! Maybe an adult version where there are mini liquor bottles in the eggs?

Happiness Is... said...

I am newly obsessed with Easter egg hunts / eggstravaganzas! I didn't know how fun they were until this weekend! W is too cute!

Erin said...

The photo of him running towards the eggs is the cutest thing I've seen in a while!! Yay for eggstravaganza!

Natalie said...

I love all the bright colored pics! W looks like he had a great time. Nolan's first one will be this week. We'll see how it goes...LOL!

Nicole said...

What a great day! After spending time alone with him today, I can picture him picking up the eggs even better. Does that make sense?!

D @ Naptime in Suburbia said...

What a great day! I can't wait until next year when Noah will be more interested in holiday activities!

brownbetty said...

We really wanted to go to this since it was so close to home, but Andrew decided to take a nap at the exact time the hunt was taking place. Looks like it was a lot of fun, though. Hope they do it again next year!

Anonymous said...

Aww this looks like so much fun! We completely missed out community egg hunt bec of pressing family get togethers lol but this looks so fun! Aiden was afraid of bounce houses for like ever! Glad you guys had a great time!!