This morning one of the parks around the corner from my house was having a huge Easter Egg Hunt. The park was divided into different sections by age group and each area had tons of candy filled eggs scattered on the ground. I expected there to be quite a few kids there but I had no idea it was going to be as packed as it was. Between this location and another park in our city there were 52,000 eggs! It’s a good thing because there must have been hundreds of people at this one park alone. Not only did they offer a free egg hunt for the community but there was also an appearance by the Easter Bunny, balloon animals, bounce houses, and face painting.
When it was actually time to run around and collect the eggs, Toodie totally went blank. The only thing I can compare it to is the “deer in headlights” look. I think she was fascinated by how many children were around her and she was trying to take everything in at once! This is where mommy had to come to the rescue. I started collecting the eggs for her and she soon got the hang of it. She picked up her first egg and tossed it in quickly before searching for more. The egg hunt was over in minutes and she came out with a full basket! She was one happy girl.
Since we’ve been home she has made me re-hide the eggs around the house over a dozen times. From her bedroom to the living room she just cannot get enough of egg hunting! I think now that she has actually been to her first egg hunt with other children, the whole concept is exciting to her. I can’t wait for tomorrow morning when she ventures through the backyard on a search for the eggs the Easter Bunny has hid for her. As she is getting older the holidays are really becoming more enjoyable. Three years down and many, many, many more to go!