Saturday, April 14, 2012

Egg Hunt 2012: Part (Big Kids) Too!

What the 'Big Kids' didn't know on Saturday, was that while Jim and I were hiding eggs for the grandchildren...we also hid some for them.  Jim laughed at me when I told him what I was doing, but as soon as I announced that there were more eggs to be found...they were OFF!
Meagan, Derrick and Kelli headed to the Egg Hunt Forest

No baskets.  No plastic bags. Nothing!  There were only 44 they used whatever they had to gather them.  Their blouses...

...their 'man hands'...

...their dress...
Cowgirl Bri
...their t-shirts and their Polo's.
Derrick and Will

These were not as easy to find as the ones for the grands!
"Look!  I found one!"
Will would have never posed like that for me...but Brian can always convince him some way or another.

It was time for counting.
Brooke and I helped Bri hold on to hers

Meagan and Derrick getting ready to crack them open.

Kelli and Matt investigating the contents of their eggs.

Was it just the sheer fun of hunting eggs that motivated my children to such activity.
Will with his prize!

Maybe...or maybe it was the cold hard cash inside!  Kelli and Matt walked away with the big bucks.  She proclaimed the money to be for Nursery preparations.  Poor Derrick found an "extra" egg that had to have been hidden by the previous land owners -- four years ago -- filled with candy!  Yuck!  That was a surprise to all of us. 

And I think I told them we only had forty eggs out there should be four more waiting on me.  I really need to get down there this weekend and look for them!

After the egg hunts, we spent the rest of the afternoon just hanging out and enjoying one another's company.   Here are a few of my favorites from that afternoon.

Meagan and the butterfly.
This was such a special moment, as butterflies are Meagan's 'Desi Reminders'.  This little guy and his friends were floating around us all afternoon and landing on the table while the grand babies were waiting on their prizes.  After the egg hunts, he decided to land in Meagan's hair.

Derrick, Bri, Kelli, Matt, Meagan, Will and Maddux...just chillin'!

Brian was our official photographer for the day...but I did find this photo of him from later in the day.

The Gun Show...Matt and Will comparing muscles.

Okay, that is it for the Easter pictures from me this year. Thanks for joining us as we try and savor the memories of another holiday spent TOGETHER!


Robin said...

okay...I cried ...but what a sweet moment of butterflies around...looks like Desi joined her family that day

Stacy said...

Sounds like you had a fun day! Very cool! Hope you found the other eggs. And just Derrick's luck - lol - an old egg - too funny!

Brenda said...

Well I just loved this post actually tried to comment a couple of times. The butterfly moments are beautiful...yes I was thinking what Robin wrote.

Anonymous said...

I hope you didn't have time to find the other 4 eggs. Leave them for us to find when we get to town in a few weeks.

I love the butterflies too. But it made me smile not cry. What a perfect ending to a perfect day.