Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Easter Egg Hunt of the Century

I just need to say from the start that Kristen Freeman throws an amazing party. She makes it look easy when I know she works her tush off for days to spread such cheer.  We were invited to the Easter party at the Freeman house this year.  Last year we were out of town, so we missed the magic.  This year we got lucky.

When we arrived, the Easter Bunny was hopping around handing out prizes. 
Kenly was so excited that I needed to remind her every ten minutes to give the bunny some space.
All the kids gathered around to hear the story of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.  Every child wanted to help with the Resurrection Eggs.  They were hanging on every word.  I was happy to see the story of God's amazing love told.   
Everyone lined up for a group picture of sorts and then it was off to the races.  There were eggs as far as the eye could see. 

See what I mean?  Kenly's basket was full.  She worked hard to find eggs, but she's not a speed demon.  Every kid felt like a winner.
Then the real fun began.  Kristen instructed us all to sit and open the eggs.  Inside every egg was candy or a slip of paper with a prize written on it.

When the dust settled, every child was able to visit the prize table.  Kristen's prize table made the set up at Chuck E. Cheese look bad.

When Kenly walked away from the prize table her basket was overflowing with goodies.  Kites, pencils, bubbles, lip gloss, cups.  Let's just say that the Easter Bunny didn't need to come to our house.
But the fun didn't end there.  The children were able to hold real chicks. 
Kenly was able to snuggle a real bunny.  I don't know if I should thank Kristen or not.  Kenly is smitten.  I see a bunny in our future.  Kenly loves bunnies.  Her comfort object is a bunny...all "velveteen" in nature from years of love.
Lip gloss is cool.
Really cool.

I think she's plotting how to take the bunny home with her in this picture.
Kenly and Emory were in the same dance class last year.  Kenly really enjoyed seeing her friend again.
Kenly got behind the camera for this shot.  We had a wonderful Mommy-Daughter date.
And the icing on the cake was, well, CAKE!

We had a wonderful time celebrating with our friends.  Kenly loved every minute of the party.  She still talk about the fun we had. 

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