How are y'all?!
I took a sabbatical from social media while my daughter and grandkids were visiting so that I could soak up every second with them. Whew....did we have us some fun!! I want to thank each and every one of y'all for all the comments and emails that you have sent this last week that I have not been able to respond to yet! I am hoping to catch up with them SOON.
I appreciate y'all so much.
I promised y'all a post on our egg hunt and here it is in all it's glory!
We don't normally do egg hunts..in fact, I can't even remember the last one we had one with them. I guess it was when their grandma still lived in Tennessee and they were all 7 yrs old and under! Wow. Time flies!
As I was pondering that this would be Lydia's last Easter morning here at our house...I decided to make it a memorable one. I normally do them a basket with candy....(my girls love them some candy now) but this year we are all trying to lose weight for the wedding.
So they got this instead....
I could tell they were a little disappointed but they never said a word about not having a basket full of goodies....little did they know of the surprise that awaited them later!
What you are about to view is proof of why Easter egg hunts are intended for small children.
Their behavior is not becoming....and wow
...did we learn a lot about our future son-n-law!!
Here he is on his way to get an egg he spotted when his bag spilled.
And that's when The Egg Bandit saw his opportunity...
This picture was taken seconds before Blake threw Marcus's flip flop across the yard.
We should have known Marcus was gonna play dirty when this took place 3 seconds after the hunt started...
(I will say in Marcus's defense, he returned the said egg that was stolen....but only because the entire crime was caught on video!)
Right about this time, Nick hollered out some hints on where an egg was hidden right where Lauren was looking and this is what Marcus does....
I don't know if an egg was ever even found during this squabble.
This was one that they missed over and over again.
It was quite entertaining for us spectators.
Here is another egg that was fun to watch them pass up over and over again....even with the "you're getting warm....you're getting hot...you're on fire!" hints, they still had a hard time with this one. hee hee.
The "grand finale"...
This little scuffle was hard to watch.
Lydia dropped an egg and I thought Marcus and Lauren were gonna kill each other to get to it first.
Poor Maw Maw Dianne was scared for her life.
They actually survived the hunt without bodily harm and
here they are checking out to see who the winner was.
And that would be.....
Although... Lauren did find the big bucks in her egg so technically she's a winner too!
All in all, I think they were ok with not getting baskets this year.
Here they are decked out with all their egg loot :)
Now as if that wasn't enough, we actually caught some of the madness on video.
You don't want to miss this
so make sure your speakers are on and sit back and enjoy.
Lauren announced she wanted to make this a new tradition but I don't think we can continue once they all have children. We'd have to hide the kids inside until it was over! lol