Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt at Church

I am not sure we have ever been home for Easter.  This year we made a point of avoiding travel and staying home to enjoy our church Easter celebration.  Today was the little kids' egg hunt.  The event started with a yummy breakfast inside in anticipation of the eggs that were to come.  
 I was so pleased during our breakfast with 360 other folks that we actually knew many of them!  Our efforts to commit to a Sunday school class this year are paying off.  To have a community of young families to care about and for makes the church feel even more of a home.

 After our meal the children gathered in the front to watch a few quick Easter movies.  There were a lot of kiddos!  How touching this older girl grabbed Connor and held her on her lap.

 The movie-watching was just the start of Connor's independence.  When it was time to line up in the "3 and 4" year old line and parade to the hunt site Connor was off like lightning.  She told the leader and her little friend - "My mom is back there somewhere" - Ha!  Who needs a pregnant mom when there are eggs and candy ahead?!?

 We lined up at the top of the massive hill that fronts our church.  The eggs were dispersed all over the grass in front of them.  Talk about temptation!
 While the younger kids stayed up top to run down the hill the older grades were instructed to cross the lawn and to climb up the hill for the hunt.  The little kids at the top looking down and the older ones below looking up!

 On your mark.  Get set.  Go!!!
 Connor immediately took off at the speed of light down the hill (thank goodness she didn't fall).  She didn't realize the goal was to fill her basket with eggs.  She thought it was some kind of race!

 At the bottom of the hill though she caught on and managed to find 6 eggs!

 This is a rare pregnancy pic I am sharing.  Most of these days I am hiding from any camera lens.  I am 29 weeks along now.  Definitely looking puffy!  Definitely excited to meet our son and welcome him into our family.
Happy Easter!

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