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Monday, April 25, 2011

The Highs and Lows of Hunting

We, with a bit of trepidation, made our way to our city's annual Easter egg (mostly candy) hunt.   So did everyone else.  My husband went off with my older girls.  I helped Mase and Dax.

The toddler area was at least five people deep, around a small square of candy filled grass.  We were in the middle of the crowd when the sirens went off.  The people in front thought it would be an excellent idea to pick up candy exactly where the were standing.  It's possible I might have unintentionally injured someone as the masses pushed forward.   Luckily, no ambulances were called.

 It was all worth it in the end--Dax was in lollipop bliss! 
After the hunt, my kids wanted to see the Easter Bunny, but he was swarmed and a little scary looking.  Instead, we settled for a visit to a lonely Easter dragon.   I thought he was adorable!  My children were also thrilled, as you can see. 
Our family hunt was much less crowded, just us.  After my previous chocolate overload and my children's Saturday sugar rush I went a healthier route and filled the plastic eggs with cereal and graham cracker bunnies.  And, I was very proud of my budget conscious self.  I recycled some of last year's Easter themed gifts.  I didn't think anyone would notice.

Dani: "Hey, we got the same wind-up bunny last year."
Me: "Really?  The Easter Bunny must really like those."
Dani: "It's not working.  The wind-up bunny we got last year didn't work either."
Me: "Whoa.  What are the chances of that?"

I think they're on to me.

Grateful Mom Goal of the Day: Counting my kid-filled blessings.

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20 Comments:

At April 25, 2011 at 7:14 AM , Blogger Kathy said...

You are too funny! Thank you for the laugh! I can see the look of pure amazment and joy your kids had over seening the Easter dragon! Too funny! I always enjoy my visits to your site! Glad you survived the holiday!

 
At April 25, 2011 at 7:21 AM , Blogger Julie said...

Thanks for the smile this morning!

 
At April 25, 2011 at 7:22 AM , Blogger heather said...

I love it! Your kids crack me up. I love the Easter Dragon expressions & the fact that they actually remembered last year's Easter basket! I mean, who would have thought!?

 
At April 25, 2011 at 7:57 AM , Blogger m&msmommy said...

Hilarious! From the pics with the Easter dragon to the repeat bunny wind-up toy! SO funny! :) And that picture of Dax...OH MY GOSH! Adorable! :)

 
At April 25, 2011 at 8:07 AM , Blogger Kerri said...

Love this! So fun! And ditto re: Dax!!!!!!! What a cutie!

 
At April 25, 2011 at 8:22 AM , Blogger Diane said...

Love the Easter Dragon picture.
My oldest two kids got the younnger 6 stuffed bunnies for 50 cents each at the thrift store. We are budget concious too

 
At April 25, 2011 at 8:48 AM , Blogger Laura@livingabigstory said...

The Dax picture is priceless! Who ever heard of an Easter dragon -- it actually makes more sense than a giant bunny, I guess.

 
At April 25, 2011 at 8:56 AM , OpenID coolestfamilyontheblock.com said...

LOL, Easter Dragon :) Yes, they looked thrilled!

 
At April 25, 2011 at 9:53 AM , Blogger sarajo said...

That is the cutest picture of Dax and his candy!
Hit the Easter clearance this year for next year to save some money? It could work!

 
At April 25, 2011 at 10:02 AM , Blogger claudia b said...

omg the pic of Dax and the lollipop is so sweet!!! the Easter dragon pic is hilarious, I have the same expression on my youngest with Santa, he was all "I'm not buying it!" :D

 
At April 25, 2011 at 10:50 AM , Blogger Trisha said...

LOL! Love that you recycled some last years stuff! To bad you got busted!
My kids won't go near the "bunny" or any other character for a photo :) Oh well.
That photo of Dax & that lollipop is adorable!! :)

 
At April 25, 2011 at 10:51 AM , Blogger LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

Too funny! :) An Easter Dragon!?! That is so funny. I am glad you had a great Easter.

Blessings this week!

 
At April 25, 2011 at 10:54 AM , Blogger An Irish Italian Blessing said...

This was perfect!! I LOVE the picture with the "Easter Dragon" your kids look thrilled : )

 
At April 25, 2011 at 10:58 AM , Blogger 1HecticMommy said...

too cute!! Love the look on your kids faces with the Easter Dragon. That is really funny that they actually remembered about the Easter treats, kids have a memory I wish I had.

1HecticMommy

 
At April 25, 2011 at 9:37 PM , Blogger Charlotte said...

I like the way you think. Recycling the crappy toys that are such a waste and forgotten 3 seconds later. Genius.

 
At April 25, 2011 at 11:42 PM , Blogger Jessica said...

They did not look happy at all to be with the Easter dragon. I recycled stuff from last Easter too. Saves money and time.

 
At April 26, 2011 at 1:09 PM , Blogger Utah Mom said...

I love the picture of your baby with a sucker. So so cute.

 
At April 26, 2011 at 5:15 PM , Blogger Shauna said...

Love the pics! Hope you are having an amazing day! Shauna from http://www.trying2staycalm.com/

 
At April 26, 2011 at 5:31 PM , Blogger Shelley said...

This whole post cracked me up!! I love the little one with the lollipop, cutest face ever. The look on the kids faces with the "Easter Dragon" priceless!! Love the re-gifting of last years Easter trinkets. Too funny. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

 
At April 26, 2011 at 8:21 PM , Blogger Erin said...

That picture of Dax is ADORABLE. Isn't Easter fun? (Except, my 6 year old hugged both me and my husband and told us, "Thank you, Easter Bunny." Maybe he's on to us too??

 

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