Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Bunny Intervals

When you consider the lengths that IronHubs and I go through to spoil our kids on their birthdays (we built a maze in the backyard!) and other holidays, you’d think we were neglected as kids.  We weren’t.  We’re just crazy.  Case in point:  today’s Easter egg hunt involved a bike ride to various locations within about a mile’s radius of our house and required Big Boy and Little Boy to solve riddles, read maps and think strategically.  And just how did all those eggs get hidden?  Oh, yes, the Easter Bunny got to go for a really early morning run.

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 002Hydration pack full of eggs.

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 003It was 5 am, so I was full of reflecty-ness.

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 004I was really worried somebody else would find the eggs hidden at the bus stop!  Strangely, no one else was out this early on Easter morning.

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 005The clue leading to this one said, “I am white.  I am at the end of your street.  Dogs like me.”

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 006Four sweaty miles later, I’m ready to go pick ‘em all back up!

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 008I told the boys they had to empty the dishwasher before they could hunt for eggs – I’m so mean!

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 011The first clue was found at a park.

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 017Working together to solve a word problem.

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 019The Easter Bunny is a nut.

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 024Some of the eggs were more hidden than others.

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 028And where were the baskets?  Back at home in their bedrooms!!

Easter Egg Hunt 2011 036The Easter Bunny went CRAZY at the Buy-One-Get-One Lego sale.

I hope you’re all having a HOPPY EASTER as well!!

21 comments:

tri like mary said...

What a cool Easter egg hunt! Your kids must have loved that!

Aimee said...

That is the COOLEST Easter Egg hunt idea I've ever heard about! I am totally doing that with my boys next year!
Wow..that's some Easter basket! :)

ratherthecouch said...

OMGP!!! (That's my new acronym) That is the COOLEST Easter egg hunt ever! You have a few lucky boys!

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

That egg hunt is AWESOME! WHat a fantastic and fun idea!!!!

Jogging with Fiction said...

This is amazing and genius!! I hope your kids appreciate how awesome their parents are!

ajh said...

I want to be your kid. This sounds like so much fun! You are certainly building wonderful memories for them. And a maze on their birthdays? I did scavenger hunts (not nearly as cool as yours) but never a maze. You are surely in the top running for parents of the year.

Matthew Smith said...

That looks like a lot of fun. Way to go, mom!

Michael said...

What a cool egg hunt, and the kids and you got exercise to boot! What a GREAT, fun idea!!

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

Okay...that is such a fantastic idea! I love it and hope I don't forget for when my kids are a bit older!!! Awesome mom award...I may post a link on my blog...so cool!

Alma said...

You and IronHubs are the most kick-assest mom & dad ever! What a cool way to do an egg hunt! Definitely writing this one down to save for later :)
And you are one cute bunny :)
Happy easter P!

The Green Girl said...

Okay, you guys seriously seriously rock. That is the coolest Easter egg hunt ever.

Michelle said...

What a great and creative idea!!

Christi said...

That was a great easter egg hunt! I should have done that for my nephews!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Thats just awesome about the easter egg hunt

canyoncairns said...

So cute! You're a wonderful parent for putting in the time and effort to make this adventure happen for them. :)

Laurie said...

If you ever feel the need for your family to expand you can adopt me... and my 4 kids and my husband too... you're family is just so neat, you do the coolest things! And without a doubt you are the cutest Easter bunny, where are your ears though? :)

Teamarcia said...

Super fun hunt! You are the best kind of nut! My kids would be wild for a hunt. Like that. Awesome!

Small Town Runner said...

You have got to be the coolest mom ever!!

The dishwasher is pretty funny! lol that is something i would make my kids do ...if I had been clever enough to deliver eggs all over the roads around here ;)

You always amaze me with your creativity, P.

Lancer!! said...

Awesome, P. Looks like your kids had a great time and came away with a great haul. I kinda' miss Legos. B-)

-L.

Johann said...

That is really super! We can also go a bit crazy with the spoiling thing for those special days…after all, I’ve got one child only.

Colleen said...

What an awesome idea! :)