Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Preschooler's Easter Egg Hunt

Since I missed Brody's first school Easter egg hunt last year and Daddy went in my absence, I knew I definitely had to go this year.  After the past four years of excessive busyness, I am just trying to soak up all of these days of a little less craziness.  But who am I kidding?  We are still as busy as ever!  Ha!  For anyone who knows me well, you are not surprised that Easter is my favorite holiday.  I love the meaning of Easter, the beautiful season, the pretty flowers, colored eggs, pretty Spring clothes, and, of course, the bunnies!  The Easter egg hunt commenced at 12:00 on Friday at the end of the kids' last school day before Spring break.  I arrived with my camera ready to snap lots of pictures.  Brody and his class came out the door onto the playground with baskets in tow.  Brody acted a little shy and reserved at first and just needed a little encouragement to start finding his eggs.  He had no trouble knowing what to do though, but his slowness did cost him a couple of eggs when other kids ran in front of him to get the egg he was going for.  Ha!  I told him he would learn one day that he had to be faster.

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Brody and his classmate beginning the hunt. 

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Sweet boy.  I was trying to figure out what the marks on his arm were for (tiger scratch maybe?) but was reminded that they also had a trike-a-thon that day.  Apparently, Brody only rode around the little track four times.  He is not much of a bike rider yet and would rather push his trike around.  Ha!

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His first finds. 

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The basket is filling up. 


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He definitely spotted this one in the tunnel all by himself after lots of his classmates had passed right by it while Brody was hunting on the other side of the playground.  This was one of the last eggs found. 

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And a pretty full basket of eggs.  He only got 10 of his 12 eggs, but he was happy with his finds.  I really didn't help him at all except encouraging him. 

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Big proud boy

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Taking a rest break

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They got Popsicles for their treat after the hunt.  It was a gorgeous day for a hunt and plenty warm for Popsicles. 

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Counting his eggs. 

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He definitely wasn't slow crawling through this tunnel. 

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He wanted help to climb on top of the tunnel. 

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Brody and his pal, Liam

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He ran to this tree and posed and said cheese.  He loves having his picture taken!

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Attempting to ride this little broken see-saw. 

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His buddies, Sammy and Liam, quickly joined him. 

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I thought Sammy and Brody were going to hit heads as hard as they were rocking. 

Brody also brought us home some sweet little art treasures he made this month.  I put them on display in the play room and just love them!

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Now, we are getting ready to go on our little Spring break trip to Washington, D.C.  Yay for Spring break!

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5 comments:

  1. Brody looks so handsome in green. What a fun time hunting eggs. You always get such good pictures of your little guy!!! He did a great job on his art. Have fun in DC. I can't wait to hear all about your trip!!!

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  2. This is so cute. Your blog page looks great too.

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  3. So cute! Have fun on your trip! I've always wanted to go to DC. You can book all kinds of things through your Congressman/woman. Be sure to check that out!

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  4. That looks like a lot of fun! Rachel didn't really get the hang of looking for eggs this year either but watch out for next year. I bet they will be some of the faster ones!

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  5. Well, I'm going to be a copycat with everyone else's comments: so, so cute! Brody looks awesome in green. So springy and fresh. And I just love his preschool. They do the best activities with those kids. What a lucky boy!

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