“Bribe” is probably a strong word. But it’s no exaggeration that my little bunnies were some kind of busy on Saturday.
Saturday we had not one, but TWO Easter egg hunts! The girls didn’t attend any official hunts until they were in preschool…but they’ve made up for that with frequency over the past couple of years.
Saturday morning we went to the egg hunt my company hosts. It’s incredibly sweet for me…so many years before I had kiddos, I remember seeing the advertisements for the company egg hunts, thinking how sweet it would one day be to bring my kiddos there. It took a few years…but here we are!!!
I knew there would be an Easter bunny at the party. And to date, I have zero pictures of my girlies with The Bunny. I’ve asked them a few times if they would be up for a picture with the mall bunny, and they’ve vehemently declined.
On Saturday morning I told them, “Mommy doesn’t have any pictures of you with the Easter bunny, and I would really like one. Would you be willing to have your picture made?” I reinforced that it was their decision. At first they said no (although not quite as vehemently as in years past). I told them I would stand beside them, and they didn’t have to touch the bunny. I reiterated that it was their decision. They looked at each other, and finally acquiesced. (Cue internal squeal from Mommy! And I didn’t even resort to a bribe!)
The girls held true to their word and took a picture with the bunny as soon as we got to the party. They even smiled!!!
The girls made two rounds through the obstacle course, played a couple of games, and then it was time for the magic show. This year they again asked me to sit with them. (They don’t seem to be big fans of clowns, either!) I sat for a few minutes, and then told them I’d like to stand behind them. They were OK with that (although they kept turning around to make sure I was still in sight).
Finally it was time to HUNT! The girls were in the Big Kid group this year (ages 7-12). Baby A scored 11 eggs, and B found 7. They were satisfied with their treasures, and we went home soon thereafter. (It was COLD!!!)
After a light lunch and a short rest time, we loaded up for our Mothers of Multiples Easter party. There were two adorable crafts (although there was a little disappointment because B didn’t like how she placed her bunny ears, and A didn’t like how her handprint turned out…both were easily remedied the next day in Mommy’s craft room).
Due to the COLD weather and threat of rain, we held our “hunt” indoors. The girls scored far more treasures, and it was so cute to listen to them ooh and ahh over each egg they opened.
It was a full day for my little bunnies, for sure! But fun memories – and a few heirloom pictures – were made! I call it a great day!!!