Friday, April 5, 2013

Easter egg hunt

i have already shared much of my Easter traditions already, but seeing as this is "e" day, i thought you might like to hear a little about our actual Easter egg hunts-

first, you will take note, i said hunts----

the kids hunt first--followed by the kids hiding them for the "big kids"--then everyone hides them for frank---also known as dad or pop pop----

this year we had another kid, defect from the kids group to the "big kids" group----he is my youngest grandson, he will be 11 in june----so he felt he was way too old for the kids group----i wasn't about to disagree!

each year, they become more creative with their hiding skills-----trees, gas tanks--which is no longer allowed---light fixtures---neighbors yards--

i can't tell you how many eggs i have found days and weeks after the egg hunts----

this year's egg hunt being indoors, made for some interesting places as well-----what i can't believe is the fact that so far, i haven't discovered anything broken---although two of the kids crashed into my grandmother's china cabinet----i still haven't investigated too well into that--

this year unlike other years, we had prizes for the different groups---

problem was, it was a big egg, that if you found it, you were the winner

so the egg hunt winner, was not declared by the number of eggs----this was very upsetting to a couple of kids in the "big kids" group---my son colin---who almost always wins and my daughter robyn---

colin had eagerly declared his retrieval of the winning egg and thus stopped hunting-----when robyn made the declaration that she had many more eggs than colin and was still not the winner----well it was a big deal---we finally calmed her down when we told her, that her nephew would have beaten her anyway--

my brother, was part of frank's egg hunt this year----colin tried to give him a couple of eggs to start with, since he was kinda new to this----frank would have none of this and quickly took away bland's starter eggs---frank won-------

i still wish i had done what i was thinking for frank's hunt----but if i don't let him read this, i can do it next year---have him hunt-- non-existent eggs-








42 comments:

  1. What great pictures! Looks like a lot of fun. Love the idea of having Frank hunt eggs that aren't even there. Too funny!

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    1. haha i am glad you appreciate that evil thought ---now if i can only make sure frank does not see this one--he usually doesn't read my blog unless i remind him to hehehehe--thanks for the encouragement dana ;)

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  2. This sounds like so much fun...I'm kind of competitive (Ha!) so I'd probably feel the need to point out that I had more eggs than the 'winner' too. : )

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    1. haha, then you would fit right in with the gang---love it, that you are competitive joyce!:)

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  3. Sounds like a lot of fun. Aww Frank look out.

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    1. haha--one thing for sure, i will only be able to pull it off once, teresa ;)

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  4. I'd a good laugh over that egg under the shirt! That is so funny. I too was tempted to put up the Easter egg hunt, that we had two years ago, with our American family friend, will get to that soon though under different letter ;)

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    1. yeah that was when she was about to pop! i hope you get to do one next year :)

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  5. It looks like you really go ALL OUT! What a blast!

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  6. Great pics, looks like a lot of fun and such a big, happy family!

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    1. sometimes the family is bigger than other years haha--thanks :)

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  7. What fun! Love the egg under the shirt- too cute!

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    1. haha yeah "dil" was ready to pop her own egg--thanks!

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  8. Lynn, I thought I left a comment, but maybe I went into spam. I have a habbit of doing that. Looks like you had a great hunt or should I say hunts!! Love the egg hiding under someones shirt.

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    1. haha, well i am glad you tried again! yeah she was ready to pop--thanks :)

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  9. My children never experienced an Easter egg hunt. I wonder if they feel they missed something? We had eggs, but they were all indoors in baskets.

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    1. it's never too late--i think my adult children like it as much or more than the grand-kids---thanks denise :)

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  10. "....and a good time was had by all!" Very creative hiding spots! Nice post, Lynn.

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  11. Wow such a great activity! Looks like everyone had such a great time! Great story, Lynn1

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    1. thanks betty, it does usually prove to be one of our best times together :)

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  12. every family gathering we have a little cheshire cat that we hide someplace in the house and the first person to notice where it is wins bragging rights...which in our place is significant!

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  13. Up in a tree? The wreath over the porch? Oh, you all are crazy creative! What fun!

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    1. haha, some of them are creative and some just crazy, susan ;)

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  14. The one in the belly made me laugh.

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  15. what a beautiful family and sweet easter :) Happy Friday! xo

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  16. That's so much fun! Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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    1. thanks christine, you do the same :)

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  17. Waiting for our kids to come home for a hunt...or nieces and nephews - all grown, but who cares? They still want to do it, and I love to do it. Even hid Easter eggs for the staff in a motel when we lived there for a year! Loved your pictures- looks like you all had lots of fun!

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    1. that's the spirit donna--gotta love a egg hunt--thanks :)

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  18. My kids were so disappointed we didn't have our hunt this year. They have so many great memories of them.

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    1. awwww you can do it any time-----i remember when the kids were younger with spring break being right about Easter--they would get me to hide the eggs over and over, susan ;)

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  19. Everyone looks like they had a great time! Beautiful photos too!

    Julie

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  20. you guys seem to having real fun hunting easter eggs :)

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  21. This looks like So Much Family Fun! What a terrific gift - and treasure memory - you give them.
    Love & Love.
    -g-

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    1. awww thanks maggid, it is a great gift to me, to have them together :)

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