Since the kids were about 16 months old, I’ve been a member of our local mothers of multiples club. I’ve enjoyed getting to know some of the families with multiples that live within our community via an online group, play dates, and events. The family events are a really nice way to enjoy toddler friendly entertainment nearby while also mingling with the group. This weekend with the help of my friend, Jen, we went to the group’s annual Easter egg hunt.
In the week leading up to the event, we talked about the egg hunt each day. In fact, we got our Easter baskets out of the attic and did a little egg hunting practice at home. We also had fun creating Easter themed crafts (please visit my post on Twiniversity for our craft tutorials). All of this pre-hunt chatter had the kids stoked for the big day. The weather was stunning with sunshine and moderate temperatures.
The event coordinators did a great job organizing everything. They cordoned off parts of the lawn by age group and spread out over 600 eggs! Instead of filling these all the eggs, they set up a prize station where the kids could exchange the eggs for prizes. As we waited for the egg hunt to begin, the kids were entertained with a craft station where they decorated bunnies and eggs.
It was rather impressive how so many little ones stood behind the line awaiting the countdown for the egg hunt to begin. Countdowns can be confusing…Sydney with her newly acquired counting skills counted up from one to ten.
Yes, your eyes are correct, Sydney has a huge bruise on her cheek and a Cinderella tat on her bicep….She looks like a scrapper, I know. Honestly, I don’t know where the bruise came from and the tattoo was a reward for using the potty.
After counting down from ten, it was a mad dash to collect the eggs. The only problem is that my children seemed to think they should only grab their assigned colors, and therefore were off to a slow start. They eventually got into the groove and found plenty.
After the hunt, Harper wasn’t too happy as his allergies flared up from all that time on the lawn.
Of course, snack time brightened everyone’s day. The crew enjoyed packages of Annie’s bunny crackers and applesauce pouches poolside.
If I were left to my own devices, there would have been no pictures of this day. Thankfully, several of the moms at the event and Jen snapped these.
With all of this practice, the quads will be professional egg hunters by Easter Sunday at Nisey’s house.