Running from the Law: Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt

So, I'm a few days behind on posting photos from our neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt.  I actually had them all uploaded and edited by Sunday night, but life got in the way of me actually getting them posted here so I'm not as on top of my game as I thought I was.  #momfail  By now, I'm sure you're all sick to death of seeing a million photos of kids you don't know hunting for stupid plastic eggs.  I'm here to post a million more, so feel free to skip this one if you're totally OVER it. 

Early Sunday morning, the troops gathered in the circle of our cul-de-sac for the group photo before heading out for the hunt.  Mac refused to cooperate for the photo, which of course didn't surprise me one bit.  It was 8:30 a.m. and he'd already had 3 meltdowns that morning over not getting to eat chocolate eggs for breakfast, not being able to hit the dogs with a baseball bat and having to wear shoes, so we knew it was going to be "one of those days."  
Once the hunt began he got in a slightly better mood.  He grabbed the first egg he saw, opened it, started eating the candy out of it and refused to move on to the next one until every bite was eaten.  He didn't quite get the concept of collecting the eggs, but he was a big fan of eating all the candy.  
The rest of the kids had a great time running up and down the street collecting as many eggs as they could find.  For such a little street, we have a lot of really adorable kiddos. 
Mac gave up egg hunting relatively early and traded it in for worm digging, bike riding and fence climbing. 
Ryan showed Mac how to hit a baseball off the tee, while Mim and I took photos and snuck bites of  Mac's candy stash.  She really liked the lemon Starburst (my usual least favorite flavor).  This child's love of lemons is getting ridiculous.  
All in all, it was a blast.  It was such a gorgeous day and it was so nice just being outside and in the sunshine.
By 9:30 the whole thing was over and Ryan and I were asking each other if it was naptime yet.  Mac was pretty cranky and gnawing hard on his fingers (I hate teething), but I NEEDED one shot of the kids in their bunny ears.  Just one.  Even if it was a bad one.  So I grabbed the bunny ears, a bag of dog treats, Sage's bumper and my husband and prayed.  Even on rapid fire shooting, I only got about 4 photos before the dogs ran away and the toddler threw the ears on the ground in protest.  I quickly looked at the screen and shouted HALLELUJAH!   

I don't know what Ryan did behind me to get Mac to smile this big, but this is a winner!  Mac is adorable, Sage looks like her usual sweet (albeit dirty) self and even Mally managed to not give me a look of death.  I need to recruit Ryan's help with photo shoots more often.  Look how cute they are!  If you remember last year's photo (HERE), we had 0 of 3 looking at the camera, so this was a huge success.  It made my whole day!  

Right after this we went to Home Depot to pick up a few items and Mac proceeded to run around the store like a freaking lunatic on fire, screaming and giggling and knocking shit off the shelves.  Next year we will not be putting any candy in the eggs at all.  Lesson learned.  :)


Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend.

Anyone else deal with sugar-induced toddler madness?

20 comments:

  1. How adorable is that last photo?! Frame that bad boy!

    Thanks for sharing - I thought I was totally over the Easter egg hunt photos, but yours were pretty stinkin cute.

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  2. That photo of Mac with Sage and Mally is soooooo cute! I think it deserves a frame! :)

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  3. Eating the candy out of the eggs right away? Sounds like a successful hunt to me - even if only a few eggs were collected. :)
    Holy ADORABLE shot of your kids! That's a framer, for sure!

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  4. I would love a neighborhood with that many kids. How fun. I have to laugh a bit at your son's three meltdown moments in the morning.....life is tough, man!! haha.

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  5. Don't worry, I'm still hardcore posting Easter stuff. You got such a great photo of the dogs and Mac! Such a fun neighborhood with lots of kids. Love your dress, too!

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  6. I love that your whole little street does an egg hunt! Very fun idea!

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  7. Hahaha, sugar-induced madness at Home Depot....oh, Mac.

    PS Your bump looks adorable!

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  8. Looks like so much fun. Great photos as always. :-)

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  9. What an awesome neighborhood for Mac (and Mim) to grow up in, so many kids!

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  10. That picture of the dogs and Mac is the best!! I'm still amazed that you were able to capture that. And the rest are great too...looks like a fun Easter to me! :)

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  11. I love your photos! All the kids are super cute (especially Mac), but the flower pictures you took are gorgeous! The weather looked fabulous too - happy spring!

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  12. That last photo is pretty much the best picture of all time! So so so cute :) Can't wait to see it next year with you little girl added to the mix!

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  13. The lost photo...LOVE!!! Such a cutie!

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  14. So much fun! My nephew didn't really get the whole finding eggs thing last weekend but he was cute wandering around the yard. Maybe because it was only him looking and not a bunch of kids? Hopefully next year we can find a bigger hunt for him to enjoy.

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  15. So fun that you guys have so many kids on your street! And such a cute picture of Mac and the dogs with those ears!!

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  16. Happy Easter! Glad to know that I'm not the only that was looking for nap time at 9:30am on Easter Sunday!

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  17. that group sibling photo is PERFECTION! i love it when I look at the back of the camera and have all smiles, no blurry hands, and just pure joy!

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  18. What a fun neighborhood you live in! And Mac is adorable - sugar high and all. The last picture is completely priceless!

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  19. By now, I'm sure you're all sick to death of seeing a million photos of kids you don't know hunting for stupid plastic eggs. - haha.
    Love that (I'm guessing) confused look on Mac's face in a couple of the pictures. Love the bunny ears. Best shot ever. I want to do that next year with my pups and Aria!
    Raisins, mama, raisins - fill the eggs with those!

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  20. I love that all kids from the street get together for an egg hunt!! Omg and the last picture is a winner! I can not get one dog looking at the camera ;)

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