Sunday, March 31, 2013

Annual Neighborhood Egg Hunt

3 boys + 7 girls + 108 plastic eggs + one jungle-of-a-backyard = a whole lot of running and squealing and egg hunting. It was that time again yesterday: The Hodge Lodge Annual Neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt!  What started out seven years ago with two dozen eggs and two little girls (Amber & neighbor Madi) has vastly grown as new families have moved in to the 'hood. Each year we add a kid or two and another dozen eggs. It's one of the highlights of my Easter weekend, not because of the plastic eggs filled with toys. It is a favorite event of mine because it is one way we reach out to our neighbors, old and new. I smile as I watch the dads and moms chit-chat, some of them barely even knowing each other before the egg hunt. I also love "loving-on" the little kids. Here's some pictures of the fun morning.

The kiddos armed (with baskets) and dangerous!

Lined up in height order!

And the hunt is on!

Back in the house, opening eggs and discovering treasures!

Eric got the last egg...a real one from the chicken coop!

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