Hopping Down the Bunny Trail

Last weekend felt like a whirlwind.  We started off by participating in our friend’s wedding, then we had our usual weekend errands followed by a birthday party, and Easter Sunday rounded it off.  In the midst of loading and unloading, one of the kids apparently switched an interior light on in the van.  Unbeknownst to us, it stayed on all night long.  After dressing everyone in Easter attire for dinner at Nisey and Poppa’s house our van battery flat lined.  Since the van is our sole family vehicle, either we’d go in the van or be marooned at home.  Naturally, the van was parked safely in the garage rendering the battery inaccessible for a jump.  Loading four toddlers into car seats isn’t an easy task so we had no intention of unloading until we arrived at our destination.  With all four kids loaded in the van, George pushed it down the driveway onto our street for a jump.  Though it was a bit of an ordeal, it did the trick and we were on our way.  The kids were good sports about it and sang the alphabet repeatedly while waiting.

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Easter 2015

Easter 2015

Almost immediately after arriving at Nisey and Poppa’s house the quads set out on an Easter egg hunt.  Thanks to the previous week’s practice, they knew exactly what to do.

Easter 2015

Rylin

Harper

Sydney

Mason

Even though he was capable of finding and collecting eggs independently, Harper asked GiGi to hold his hand, and she didn’t mind obliging him.

Easter 2015

Unlike last year when Rylin and Mason found the lion’s share, everyone collected a fair amount of eggs.

Egg hunt 2015

Easter 2015

Easter was the ideal opportunity for the boys to re wear their wedding threads, and the girls donned their wedding “back up dresses”.

Easter 2015

How did your family celebrate Easter?

Amber

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On the Hunt

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.

After the egg hunt, the kids exchanged empty eggs for prizes.

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.

Easter Egg Hunt 2015

Easter Egg Hunt 2015

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.

Easter Egg Hunt 2015

Easter Egg Hunt 2015

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.

Easter Egg Hunt 2015

Easter Egg Hunt 2015

Easter Egg Hunt 2015

After the hunt, Harper wasn’t too happy as his allergies flared up from all that time on the lawn.

Easter Egg Hunt 2015

Of course, snack time brightened everyone’s day.  The crew enjoyed packages of Annie’s bunny crackers and applesauce pouches poolside.

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LCMOM egg hunt 2015

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.

hugs!

Amber