We had a great Easter that we spent with my family. We went to church on Sunday morning (very early by the way, because Cory and I were both in the choir), had lunch at my parents house (with some out of town extended family) and then had the crazy egg hunt.
We had a total of 11 kids hunting. So, we decided to split the hunt into older (5-9 years old) and younger (baby - 4).
Here are the little kids running out to hunt
A couple of years ago, I decided to start writing the initials of my kids on "their" eggs. When they go hunting, they can only pick up the eggs that belong to them.
There were 2 reasons for this:
1) This eliminates the problem of 1 kid with 30 eggs and another with 2.
2) I like to do more trinket toys (trash) than candy. If I know who is going to pick up the egg, I can be more specific about what I put in it.
This system has worked really well over the years. Now, we just have to write the full names though because we had 4 J's and 2 A's.
The kids have gotten very good about not spoiling the surprise for someone else if they find theirs. This year, daddy made some kids really have to work for their eggs. He hid Morgan's in particular in very odd and hard to find spots.
Do you see that egg clipped to the leaf?I know it seems like all we did for Easter is eggs and hunt's, but we did talk about the true celebration for the day as well. It's just not as fun to take pictures of that. Don't worry, they know why we are celebrating :)