On Saturday we took the kids to an egg hunt at a park near our house. They had a barnyard show before the hunt so the kids checked out some of the baby animals. Claire really liked the baby cow. Matthew was more interested in the pirate ship play structure that was near the egg hunt area. Cate was happy to hang out in her carrier. Finally, it was show time. We lined up around the edges of the egg hunt area and waited, and waited and waited for the whistle to blow. Clearly the people organizing this activity do not have children of their own or they would know to start on time. We were entertained for a minute by an over-zealous 4 year old that ran out and started collecting eggs before the siren went off. His dad chased after him scooped him up and accidentally knocked off one of his kid's shoes. The dad set the kid down to get the shoe and the kid ran from him again. They each fell down a few times and everyone watching received a bit of comic relief. The siren finally blew and the egg hunt lasted approximately 3 point 4 seconds! It was over so fast! Jeremy ran after Matthew who picked up about 6 eggs. They encountered a little boy that didn't get any so they gave him a few of Matthew's. Claire and I stayed near the edge and picked up about 7 eggs that the other kids didn't want because they had stickers instead of candy in them. Good thing Claire seems to like stickers more than she likes candy!
Daddy and the Twins heading for the Egg Hunt
Baby Cate loves the camera
Meeting the Easter bunny
Claire loved the baby cow
Checking out Farmer John's show
Baby Cate wonders why she can't hunt eggs yet...
Waiting for the madness to start!
Claire looking for the best eggs
Matthew got so excited he took a tumble trying to get his first egg.
Daddy was a good basket holder for Matthew
Claire adding to her egg collection
Egg hunting chaos!!!!Later that afternoon our Multiples group held their annual party so we had more Easter egg fun! By now the twins were really getting the hang of the egg hunting game and had figured out that the eggs hold candy and they would get a treat each time they found one. Matthew kept bringing me his egg and saying "more chocolate???" Claire found an egg that looked like a hippo and she loved it! She lost it somewhere along the way and kept saying. "I lost it! I lost it, hippo!" (Luckily the Easter bunny brought her some new things the next day and she forgot about the hippo). They enjoyed playing outside and checking out the bubble machine, too! Although Matthew got a little carried away and almost knocked over the bubble machine.
Claire has the egg hunting technique down!
Matthew was trying to open each egg.
Claire and her hippo!
Matthew inspecting his treasures
Claire wanted to "ride on the dolphin"
Even Cate got in on the golfing action!
Claire playing in the rough (aka my pansies)
Matthew is usually a blur in my photos because he doesn't stop moving!
Matthew mastering putting the golf ball
Easter egg hunt courtesy of Daddy
Golf and Easter eggs, who could ask for more?