Pull Up an Egg!

I figured, since we may or may not be busy with family next week, Easter Sunday, I figured I’d get our Easter Egg Hunt out of the way today!

We attended our towns Egg Hunt today. It hailed on us, but the kids had an absolute blast, as you can see. It isn’t really a “hunt”, since the eggs are just scattered across the football field, and divided into age categories, but The Bunny shows up, and the eggs are full of candy and prizes, and its a good 20 minutes of absolute mayhem. The kids are a riot. I love small towns.

So, in addition to our usual “check in and tell us what you’re up to” bit, tell us… what is your family’s Easter Tradition? Do you still hunt for Easter Eggs with the little-bittys? Do you go to Church? Do you have a big ham dinner with family? Or do you do something completely different, or don’t celebrate Easter at all?

And remember, be nice. If you’re not, we reserve the right to mix a few RAW eggs in with your Easter Eggs…. good luck figuring out which is which!

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16 Responses to Pull Up an Egg!

  1. mssc54 says:

    A Spring Sphere hunt! How fun. 🙂

    • Laura says:

      you know, I thought of working that in, but then I decided to be a REBEL and actually say the word… EASTER!!!! EASTER EASTER EASTER!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Joy says:

      Okay, Michael! Do you go to that “other” site too? Where did you here Spring Sphere Hunt?

  2. Phyllis says:

    I didn’t grow up with an Easter egg hunt so I never did it with my daughter. She, however, did it with the kids when they were smaller, and my granddaughter is doing it with her little ones! It really is a fun thing to watch!

    Easter here will be church in the a.m., followed by a later than norm dinner. We always eat around 5:30 or so, and we skip the ham and do an eye of round roast, cauliflower with cheese sauce (my daughter may make green bean casserole to bring), roasted red potatoes with a sprinkling of garlic salt, and an Edward’s ice cream pie for dessert. Either turtle or cookies n cream, I not sure which I’ll get at this point.

    It’s a nice time to spend with the family and we always enjoy the gathering, although my oldest granddaughter, spouse, and the grandbabies won’t be in so there’ll be fewer of us than usual.

  3. Phyllis says:

    Oh, and I’m sorry, if the holiday in question is Easter I do believe it’s an EASTER EGG HUNT!!!! A spring sphere?? Give me a break! If every other religion can celebrate their holy days, Yom Kippur, Passover, and whatever the Muslim traditions are, why aren’t Christians allowed to call Easter just that? If people don’t desire to participate in an Easter egg hunt, no one is forcing them to, just asking that you allow us the same consideration and respect that we show others for their traditions!

  4. SKL says:

    Don’t get me started on “Spring spheres” – a term that proves the ignorance of the person who suggested it – considering that all the eggs I’ve eaten have been oval.

    We celebrate Easter. We emphasize the Christian religious aspects of the day and what led up to it. But we do the festive stuff too. Today the girls decorated Easter cookies after attending Palm Sunday services. Last week they decorated their baskets, and next Saturday we will boil and decorate eggs. Nothing fancy, just fun stuff. Next Saturday night the girls will leave out the baskets and colored eggs and go to sleep, and during the night, the Easter Bunny will fill the baskets with goodies, and hide the baskets and the eggs around the house. In the morning we’ll hunt for the loot, have boiled eggs for breakfast, dress up nicely, and go to church. Then we’ll head to the grandparents’ house, where we’ll see some of the extended family and enjoy a meal, probably ham and potato salad and a few other sides.

    Up until last year, we were invited to my sister-in-law’s house for Easter, because they combined it with the birthday party for her two April grandkids. Sometimes they did an Easter egg hunt outdoors, or the kids just played. They have a nice property on four acres with swings, a few farm animals, a pond, etc., so it’s fun for the kids. This year, they aren’t having the party on Easter. I’m glad though, because I’d frankly rather spend the day a little more leisurely.

    I’ve never been a huge fan of mega egg hunts. We didn’t have them when I was a kid. When my younger siblings were little, the village had an egg hunt, and that was fun for them. Now, I have a few places where I could take the kids for an egg hunt, but it just doesn’t excite me. The weather just isn’t nice enough yet, and those Easter Bunny costumes creep me out. The whole “grab all the loot” tone turns me off, too. Plus, with my crazy schedule, I would have to beg off work if I took the kids to any daytime “event” prior to the actual holiday.

    This year, I may go up to the hospital to visit my sister and wee Miss G on the Saturday before Easter. I’ll have to see whether that works out. My kids are not allowed (nor would I want them there at this point), but Miss G’s dad offered to babysit if I’d come up. As you can imagine, my sister his having a tough time and would like a break from sitting and listening to machines beeping day in and day out. I am also going to try to go see her sometime during a work day, if it’s feasible. Up until Friday, I’d understood riffraff like me were not wanted in the NICU, but now I’m hearing differently.

    Back to the Easter discussion – what is so offensive about it? I mean, we are doing fun stuff, not attacking anyone else’s religion or lack thereof. If the concern is that some people feel “left out,” I say, join in! What’s the harm in coloring an egg, doing springy artwork, and eating bunny-shaped candy? Other religions have fun holidays, and it would not occur to me to be offended by the fact that it isn’t MY holiday. I mean, we teach wee kids to be gracious about other people’s birthdays, so what’s the difference? I am not saying the schools should assign projects involving crosses and empty tombs. But Easter isn’t even purely a Christian holiday. Most religions have Spring holidays, with many similarities. Should we rename Holi because it isn’t OUR holiday? Bah. And then we pretend to value diversity.

    Anyhoo. Tonight I spent hours on my sister’s tax return. I don’t mind it, but I wish she’d prepared a bit more. I have a lot of work to do, and this just adds to my stress. I hate the fact that every minute is at such a premium in my life, but that’s my reality right now.

    Tomorrow I’m supposed to have a dentist appointment. I also have a lot of work stuff I need to do. I got some work done this weekend, but not enough. The usual refrain, right? How am I going to find the energy to do what needs to be done before the morning? I don’t know.

    Well, best wishes for Holy Week if you celebrate it, or if you don’t. Have fun!

  5. Nikki says:

    Growing up, it was just a day to get together with grandma, aunts, uncles and cousins, usually grill. We never had a big ham dinner. We always had an easter egg hunt. I can’t remember how old I was when I stopped joining in on that.

    Now, we almost always go out to Paul & Joy’s. Do the big ham dinner and an easter egg hunt for the kids. Bailey is almost 11 now, so I don’t know how much longer he’ll be interested in things like this. Hopefully a couple more years. He’s all about finding candy and having fun, so he may do it until he’s an adult and has kids of his own! LOL

  6. Nikki says:

    Oh! The weekend…it was a nice long weekend, seemed that way anyways. We got our boat, but it’s too cold to put it on the water. We had a relaxing weekend, watched some TV, girls college softball is on right now. Bailey had a cough/cold all weekend so it was very low key. I hope it warms up SOME this week!! Our baseball starts in 2 weeks, so that doesn’t give them much time to practice!

  7. Jenny says:

    This will actually be the 1st year that we color eggs and do the whole easter basket. Last yr we came back from SC on Easter day. It was nice that Auntie Mel had hidden eggs all over the yard at mom’s house so Hunter could go looking for them. Hunter’s actually excited about finding eggs that the Easter bunny will hide. We will color some and hide them in the house and I will buy some plastic ones to hide outside my mom’s house. We’re having ribs on the grill with yummy sides. Since my mom is exercising and watching what she eats now I found a few good low calorie side dishes I’m gonna make.

    Good luck to Joy & my mom for their meeting/weigh in tonight!!! I think they should’ve done your BMI and went over your calories the 1st meeting. No matter what the scale says, you ladies are doing great so far 🙂

    • Joy says:

      Thanks Jenny. I’m not obsessed in losing but I really want to get off the medication. I’m not writing down and counting every single calorie I eat. It takes way too much time and I’m too old. I know if I’m having a good day or not. I needed to look at what I was eating, change that and get off my lazy ass. Which now I’ve done. I just pray I didn’t gain!! That would be embarrassing. I also lost 3 days of exercising with that dang foot of mine. It feels so much better now. Thank goodness. It still looks pretty ugly but it feels a lot better.

      So you guys will be at your mom’s for Easter? Does Hunter want to come over for our Easter egg hunt and do that with the kids?

      • Jenny says:

        oh Joy, he would LOVE that!!!!!!! What time will you be doing that? Not sure what time we’ll be eating, I don’t really know the details. Thanks for asking and thinking of him. He had so much fun playing with the kids yesterday.

      • Joy says:

        We can figure out the time later. We’ll plan it around everyone. The more kids, the more fun. Last year Keegan was with us too.

  8. Phyllis says:

    Here’s a link for Easter cookies that those with kids might like to try. Warning… they embrace the Resurrection miracle of Easter.

    Easter – The Secret Recipe Forum
    http://www.recipesecrets.net
    EASTER Christians across the world celebrate Easter, to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion, on the

  9. Sue says:

    We only did Easter Egg Hunts a couple of times when I was a kid and I didn’t really enjoy them! I felt like everyone was looking at me and watching me and I don’t like that feeling! This year my relatives from Missouri are coming up for the weekend and I’m very excited! However, if the weather continues to be crappy I don’t think they’ll ever come back up this early in the year. My uncle is making his famous brisket for Easter dinner which will be a welcome treat. Y-U-M! I still need to get the candy for the Easter baskets and get the groceries for the dishes I’ll be making, but it’s still early in the week!

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