Today was the 6th annual Sloan Creek Estates Easter Egg Hunt!
Mind you, I use the term “Hunt” loosely.Â It’s more like an Easter Egg “Scramble” as Matt calls it.Â Because 600 eggs + no landscapingÂ + REALLY BIG yard = running out of “hiding” places very quickly.
We couldnâ€™t have asked for better weather this year: sunny and warm and â€“ true to form â€“ incredibly windy.Â I think God sends the wind on purpose, to keep me humble as I have to learn to â€œlet goâ€ of my standards of perfection.Â I broke down this year and bought a new sign for the fence/photo op area, one that actually had the â€œtâ€ in Easter:
Donâ€™t worry, though.Â Our â€œHappy Easerâ€ sign still made it into the decorating scheme, this time on the garage door for the third bay.Â And we had the opportunity to introduce a few more neighbors to this very special Sloan Creek signage.
We began by having the littlest ones hunt first, which is always so much fun.
We allowed each child an initial limit of 15 eggs, but most of those first hunters were satisfied with far less.Â In fact, for one of our hunters, one egg was all she needed and she was happy as a clam.
Then the bigger kids got to hunt.
And once everyone had been given an opportunity to collect their 15 eggs, the scramble to clean up the yard began.Â I am pleased to say that as far as we can tell, there are NO eggs left in our yard.Â If there are, Iâ€™m sure the mowers or rabbits or raccoons will find them for us throughout the summer.
After the hunt was over, the neighbors met to socialize and visit.Â There were lots of new faces and new connections, and of course, lots of good food.
People sat in the sun, or went across the street and explored at the pond, while kids played in the back yard or hid their eggs in the â€œspooky forestâ€.Â Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and commented on how much fun it was.
And now that all the eggs are cleaned up and the decorations are taken down and stored for another year, Iâ€™m already looking forward to the next one.Â It was truly and â€œeggs-traâ€ special day!