|Lori and I will make a diet "eggception" |
this one day
|Our Grace as the Easter Bunny|
and her support group.
|Ted stuffs the eggs with tickets|
to redeem prizes.
Saturday's weather cooperated for us after several days of rain. The morning was actually fun as neighbors and friends came to the house for last minute setting up and hiding eggs in the woods behind our home. Neighborhood kids mulled around the yard scopeing out the golden eggs that Ted stuffs with prize tickets.
The hunt was on followed by several kid's games and activities and a fantastic pot luck lunch, (man, our friends can cook). But my favorite activity year after year continues to be the last game of the party, the egg toss. You have to be an adult to play (usually the prize involves a nice bottle of wine), and surprisingly almost every adult joins in. The kids line up the sides of the driveway to cheer on their parents and we give every couple one egg (who doesn't want to throw an egg at their spouse once a year? After each egg toss to your spouse, those with eggs intact increase their distance. At about ten feet we are usually down to five or six couples with good throws and softly gloved hands. It's hilarious watching every one competitively trying to catch a raw egg and the antics that typically ensue. The best part, for once we are not watching our kids; they are watching (and enjoying) our less then grown up behavior.