I was so excited about this Easter. I had been looking forward to it since last Easter knowing that this year Mac would be walking and able to hunt eggs. But we were not going to just any thrown together egg hunt. No. We were going to Pearl's Easter Egg Hunt. See, what makes this hunt so very special is that Pearl used to baby sit me when I was a toddler. Pearl and JC are long time family friends and just as close to being grandparents to me and my brother as you can get without actually being blood related.
I remember so many of Pearl's egg hunts and I would not have missed this years hunt for anything. It meant to much to me for Mac to hunt in that same front yard that I had played in so many days of my life and to hunt eggs in the same spots that I had hunted in years ago.
This was going to be Mac's first attempt at hunting eggs so in order to prepare him we had a practice run in the living room when we got to my parents house on Good Friday. My Dad helped him with locating the eggs, putting them in the basket and showed him how to open them to check for candy!
First you have to "hide" the eggs.
Then you find them, pick them up and put them in the basket. And Repeat!
Of course at some point you have to check out your haul.
Of course, at some point during egg hunt training you have to take a break to play with your mom's old toy mop...
Practice went well. I think we may have a future professional on our hands! He has already progressed to hunting with two baskets!
To Be Continued...
6 months ago