Sunday, March 23, 2008

Neighborhood Eater Egg Hunt



Yesterday out neighborhood held a HUGE Easter Egg Hunt complete with a bounce house, music, candy, something like 1000 kids, and 2000 eager parents!!! It was CRAZY to say the least when we pulled up and saw all of the people! We had a really fun time though and I think Jillian FINALLY got the concept I have been trying to teach her. I bought some eggs the other day and have tried hiding them for her to find. I thought it would be a fun game we could play. Well, it really just made her mad. She wanted all of the eggs immediately and did NOT want me hiding them anywhere. So, today...once she had a little competition on her hands, she was in full egg hunt mode! It took her about 2 seconds to realize that it was every man for himself and she was blowing and going to get as many eggs as she could get! She racked up on lots of bubbles, eggs, and candy...mostly SweetTarts...which are her favorite! Here are pictures of her first successful Easter Egg Hunt!

Disclaimer: I am sure that most of these look the same, but I just added lots of pictures. Also...they are 99% of the top of Jillian's head. It was harder than usual to get her to look up at me. She didn't want to take her eyes off the prize here people!







Here is Jillian doing a little egg hunt practicing before the whistle was blown.

Jillian sampling her treats despite the fact that the Hunt had not officially begun.

We ran into Jillian's new friend Violet and her family at the Hunt. Violet's mommy dressed her in a jacket since it was a little chilly! I guess Jillian had to sacrifice for fashion! Easter = Spring and we just had to bust into the Spring Wardrobe for the day!!!

And Their Off...

Daddy giving J a few pointers...

Daddy still helping J get the most eggs!

Jillian wanting to stop and evaluate her treasure.

Still Hunting




You can see in her basket that she has already opened up her eggs to find what was inside.





Looking around to make sure no one gets to close...



Found another one...




And another one...



Counting her collection of Bunny Bubbles


There is that face we love...


Ahhhh, the Hunt is over and we can all finally relax. We had to pull Jillian to the side and let her go through her basket. She carried this thing around with her for the rest of the day!


What a sweet girl. I am sure next year it will really be on and J will be ALL ABOUT the big Easter Egg Hunt!

5 comments:

Mindy said...

Jilli's outfit is sooo cute! Way cuter than any other kids I could see in the background! haha! ANd I think you are right, next year she will be all about getting more eggs, but this year its about whats inside!!! Looks like yall had a great family day!

Kimberly said...

Absolutley precious! She is such a little doll and looks like she was pretty serious about getting some eggs! Love her dress and so jealous of your wonderful neighborhood easter egg hunt! How fun!

Carolyn said...

Her outfit is so adorable, let the kid freeze....its FASHION PEOPLE! Love it, she is such a big girl lately!

aWare said...

How precious is she and that adorable dress! i love Seth helping her find eggs!

Mittig family said...

Jillian is adorable as always-doesn't that make you excited for all the fun summery outfits? Your commentary is hilarious!