Tuesday, April 26, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 8

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The thrill of an Easter Egg hunt.

One aspect that I love about motherhood
is watching my children experience
things that I loved as a child.

Some things stay constant in this ever changing world
and that is how the hunt unfolds.
It makes me happy that I can count on the fact that
it still happens the same way, every single time.

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The children line up with baskets in hand.
The little girls wear bright
pastel dresses and Mary Jane shoes.

Everyone looks so sweet and fancy
as the tension builds.

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Someone shouts
"Ready, Set, Go!"
and it's unbridled chaos.
Children dart in every direction
and there is squealing and laughter.
Sometimes people get an elbow to the gut,
it's all part of the hunt.

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When all the eggs are found,
they are lined up and sorted.
Then the real fun begins...
hogging out on chocolate bunnies and jellybeans.

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I just love Easter
and watching my children enjoy celebrating
the holiday with rosy cheeks and a head full of sugary delights!

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30 comments:

R Montalban said...

I love it too, painting eggs and racing them down hill and watching them smash, love it, love it, love it (and so does Dexter :-))

Sara said...

Oh I love the hunt of Easter eggs! It's so fun to watch the kid's excitement.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I love watching the kids at Easter egg hunts too. Congrats on being a part of BlogHer too.

singedwingangel said...

Our town had one scheduled for Saturday that got rained out but we had one here at home...

patty said...

love the motion in your 3rd shot...
and yes, there's something about kids, and bunnies, and chocolate. yes, the chocolate! ;)

www.findingserendipity.com

Courtney said...

So cute! You got some great shots!

Kristy said...

Looks like a great Easter! I've got to get on blogger network too!

Heather H said...

Very cute! I love a good Easter egg hunt too!

Jenn said...

Great shots... looks like a fun Easter.

Jessica said...

My babies are to "old" to decorate egggs. :-( Oh well, love your shots!!!

Dixie Mom said...

I love that too! And now that my kids are grown up its so sad...no hunts...

Sarah said...

Love the pictures. I think the best part of my Easter was having Keira wake up the next day and ask if we could do it again.

From Tracie said...

So much fun!! Beneath all those cute pastels....lurk egg hunting maniacs. =) And it is great every year.

deb duty said...

These are such fun hunt pictures! I really love that first one before the chaos!

Mary said...

Gorgeous photos! I also love watching the kids hunt for their Easter eggs. We make it a tad more difficult, but not to hard because they are still little. :D

MommyLovesStilettos said...

:) Love the pictures.

Egg hunts are my favorite :) My kids are very competitive so it's usually pretty funny :)

Queen Scarlett said...

Love the anticipation too! So glad you're tweeting! Cheers & Congrats!!!

Marla said...

Wonderful shots. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Sue said...

Great pictures! And those are some pretty neat Easter baskets, too.

=)

CoffeeLovinMom said...

I always love your photos!

Daffy said...

Easter this year was so amazing with Lil Duck. I have such awesome pictures and such wonderful memories. I love your egg hunting photos! As always you've captured such beautiful moments!

Kelly Lund and Kids said...

Oh what fun!!! Happy times :)

Linda D. said...

Love that "Little kids" hunt eggs that are just laying around a mown field! No having to look under bushes for them. The fun is just in getting eggs in their baskets! Nice if all of life unfolded in such a charming way!

AJ said...

Love the easter egg hunt and your processing is just beautiful!

Katherine said...

That looks like so much fun. I've never participated in a large Easter egg hunt, just small ones in our backyard.

Chasity @ The Intertwined Life said...

The Egg Hunt looks like pure joy!

Tiffany said...

Great shots...congrats on Blogher:)

Tiffany

Elise Ann Wormuth said...

Great Easter shots -- and congrats!

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

I LOVED all of these pictures: the colors, the energy in the shots, the lining up of the eggs (too cute!). I find that i am living my childhood again through my children. Not sure if that is healthy (Ha!) but we are having fun with it!
Great post, Leigh.

from mel said...

what FUN!!!!!! i love this new look and all your fun ideas (and that you're on twitter :)