Saturday, April 11, 2009

The Third Easter Egg Hunt

I took Hailey to her third Easter Egg Hunt of the season today. She's becoming a pro!

My friend Brandy and her son Evan (Evan and Hailey are in a playgroup together) invited us to go to an egg hunt put on by the church they attend.
This wasn't your average egg hunt! Instead of hiding the eggs, a helicopter flew over and dropped thousands of eggs into an empty field. And as soon as the helicopter finished spreading the eggs around, all of the kids rushed into the field and "found" the eggs.

I would have thought that thousands of eggs would have gone a long way, but I was wrong. People came out in droves for this event!

Unfortunately we weren't quick enough getting on the field. Evan and Hailey didn't find any actual whole eggs, but they did have fun picking up the halves of the eggs that broke open from the fall out of the helicopter. Later a nice volunteer lady walked around and gave eggs to the kids who didn't get any.

The biggest challenge of the day was getting in and out of the parking lot. Nata-Leigh was also supposed to come, but the traffic coming into the complex was so backed up she didn't make it in time. The helicopter was already dropping the eggs while she was still waiting to get in.
After the egg hunt, we waited about 50 minutes for all of the cars to exit before our turn came. It's days like today I'm thankful for our DVD player in the car. I don't think Hailey would have made it that long in the car at a standstill without an Elmo fix!


Nata-Leigh (Lubbock's Mom) said...

Photos of the egg drop from our perspective coming soon! It looked like a great time.

Melisa said...

I was totally wondering how that was going to work. I guess in my head I was thinking hard boiled eggs, which sounded like a disaster. haha!

Kareer Woman said...

I'll bet the parking was a mess, but a helicopter dropping eggs, never heard of that before, what a blast!!
Cute pics :)