Monday, April 13, 2009

Egg Hunt

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We were so pleased to, once again, be invited to share Easter with our CA VM Family. This is such a lovely day, we just drive home sighing happy sighs. The fun begins around 4:00, so we all are able to do our own dinner (Dave rotisserie grilled a marinated turkey-- yum, yum, yum!) and get naps in. The day consists of afternoon tea, dessert, walks through the cows, fellowship, a giant egg hunt then a ham bun supper. This year was breezy and beautiful so we also got out the kites and watched the kids whack around the wiffle ball. Ella even got two good hits!
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The highlight is most definitely the eggs, though. With waaaay more eggs to find than kids to find them, the hunters go home with shopping bags loaded with loot. The eggs contain everything from candy to loose change to peanuts. Since our host had a massive, field-like backyard we just scattered most of the eggs in the grass. To see this through Delia's eyes was hilarious. She wandered around a bit confused, picking up the eggs we pointed out to her. She would shake it and excitedly exclaim, "Nummies!" She then sat down, opened it and ate what was inside. Her haul was not as abundant for this time wasting strategy, but what heaven that must have been for her!
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While Ella was looking forward to getting her Easter basket, wearing her new dress to church and hunting for eggs with her friends, she impressed us by always reserving the most excitement for "Jesus rose from the grave! He was dead on Friday and now he is alive!" I loved how she not only understood the meaning of Easter, but was genuinely happy about it.
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All in all, it was another perfect Easter to remember and file away with all the other perfect Easters we've had in our country home.

1 comment:

The Gilmores said...

This egg hunt sounds fantabulous! The privilege of being a VM...