Tuesday, April 14, 2009

James' First Easter Hunt

On Saturday, we were invited to a large egg hunt hosted by some members of the local Presbyterian church. This was their 10th annual hunt and they knew what they were doing! There was tons of food being prepared (burgers and hotdogs) and there were three different hunting locations to accommodate the various ages of children there. After the hunt, the Easter story was explained to all of the children. James lasted for about 2.5 minutes during the story, but we'll work on that!
Considering it was his first egg hunt, he did fantastic! We just showed him what to look for and where to put his eggs. He handled the rest! It was so cute watching him hunt and look around for the eggs! Even after the hunt was over, he was still on the lookout!
It was such a nice day and a nice event, but also bittersweet. The more holidays that pass by, the more I miss having our family around to share these memories with. Of course, taking tons of pictures and posting them here does help a little, but it doesn't compare to the real thing. For years, I was totally content it being "just the two of us" but then James came along and now, all of a sudden, I want my family and Will's family closer to us. Am I crazy or what?
Anyway, enjoy the rest of the pics!

I can't look at the camera mom! Too busy looking for eggs!

If I pose real quick, will you let me focus????

Daddy and James counting his eggs!

Which came first? The chicken or the egg?

James loves having his friend John around. He actually grabbed John's hand! So sweet! Either that, or he wanted to get closer to his basket!

1 comment:

  1. How cute! And what a cool basket for James! You look great, by the way - just the same as in college!