Gosh, has March already gone? The girls just turned 5 and I’m still getting used to the fact that they’ll soon be elementary schoolgirls…not my little preschool veterans. But another holiday rolls around and I get to enjoy the fact that they’re still just kids…like Easter! Oh, OK, so Easter is officially next week but the town of Los Gatos puts on their Easter Egg Hunt the week prior…which we’re happy about because Pappa and I won’t be able to observe the holiday with them this year. They will be vacationing with Lolo and Lola next week while we head off to St. Barts & St. Martin for our weeklong getaway.
This was the 3rd year in a row that we’ve participated in this event. It seems to be imprinted in our girls’ brains because every time we pass Los Gatos High School, they must point out the fact that this was/is the site of the egg hunt each year. So you can imagine how excited they were yesterday when they got to do it all again.
This time, I made sure I got them deeper baskets to use – to minimize the number of treats that fell out as they hunted around the grounds. Somehow, every time they showed us what they collected, a few pieces here and there would fall out. Afterwards, they got a big kick out of the fair games and prizes.
Hard to believe that last year was rainy, cold and generally miserable weather to be out and about hunting eggs in the slick grass. This year, the day’s sun, blue skies and cool breeze easily made us forget about last year’s winter-like conditions. It was the kind of day you feel guilty for every moment you spent inside.
This year, they expanded the hunting grounds by 3x! And a good thing it was. It seemed cramped last year and when the parents entered the grounds (even though they weren’t supposed to), it was easy to lose sight of our girls. No, the larger area did not deter parents from being in the middle of the hunt and yes, it was hard to see the girls but since it was less crowded with everyone spread out more, we had a better chance of catching sight of our little hunters every few moments.
We didn’t do the pony rides this year since there was plenty else to keep us busy. The girls love playing all the little games – bowling, mini golf, duck pond, ring toss and the like – as much as they like getting the prizes.
We ended the day with a visit to the last booth open at the end – the wild hair booth. This included spraying wild colors throughout the, a little glitter and a crown with long tail to top it all off. The girls were quite proud of their ‘dos…as you’ll see in the photos below.
All in all, a great start to the Spring weather. Happy Easter, everyone!
An original It’s Never Easy But It’s Always Fun blog post.