This year, we went to several - this is starting to rival the Halloween festivities!
Egg Hunt #1
Action Zone, organized by City of Abilene
Egg Hunt #2
New Hope Church
This one was down by the mall, with a bunch of activities outside. The egg hunt was held indoors, after a short program on Easter for the kiddos.
There were hordes of people, waiting for the start of the egg hunt, which was held in the auditorium.
So much so, that they had to call people in by batches, based on the colors ( and numbers written ) on wrist bands they put on you at "registration". We arrived a little late and so, very thick-skinnedly, went in with the first batch they called, without er, registering.
After handing off the eggs to Daddy, who dutifully brought the basket back to the car, we were off to the next phase of fun. BOUNCY CASTLES and OTHER MASSIVE INFLATABLES!
The little boy took a little train ride around the parking lot
and saw some animals at a make-shift petting zoo.
Egg Hunt #3
Southern Hill Church of Christ
We were lucky enough to have Allan and Anastasia with us when we went last year, and this year it was just the little boy and us.
We had to take a photo with the Easter Bunny, of course. I do NOT like clowns, and for some reason, this costume was up there in the creepiness factor for me.
It looked like it isn't long before the little boy wouldn't be able to be on one. *BLEH*
I even got in on the action by jumping into one of the train cars with the little boy :)
Hillcrest Church @ Abilene Christian Schools aka Grandad's Playground
The egg hunt was in conjunction with a church-wide picnic, which for that day, had to be indoors because of rainy weather.
The little boy is always excited when there are activities which involve people HIS size - though, according to his latest doctor's visit, even though he just turned 6, he's the size of an average 8 year old.
It wasn't exactly craziness galore, but it was a fun change from the other egg hunts where the eggs were just scattered on the ground in plain view.
This time, there were some in trees, up in the playground equipment and whatnot.
He doesn't usually ask for candy, but he wanted to dig into some of that loot right away too :)
Egg Hunt #5 ( last but not least )
I scattered some eggs around the yard, up in trees, in nooks and crannies, in flower beds and flower pots, just so the boy could actually HUNT for some eggs.
Even the Wuss wanted to get in on the action
Afterwards, we made and decorated some Easter motif cookies. The little boy and I decorated Easter Eggs, but that can be found over at the boy's blog :)