easter egg hunt

The big thing to do today was the spring Easter egg hunt. We got there 30 minutes early just to get parking and a good spot on the field.

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The kids are divided by age, so Emma was with the 1 to 3 year olds. It took her a minute to figure out what to do, but once she realized she was collecting candy she was all over it.

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Not only were there eggs, but there were little pieces of candy all over the field. What a mess to clean up all the candy that kids don’t pick up. Apparently that is not a problem because in 5 minutes the field was completely clean… and that was the 1 to 3 year olds. I can only imagine how crazy the other fields were with the older kids.

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beach 

I had no plans for today, so when I asked Emma what she wanted to do she said beach. Yeah, that’s not happening. It is 20 degrees outside and there is snow on the ground. Instead we compromised with the aquarium. It’s kind of like the beach.

A trip to The Mall of America also means a ride on the carousel. She wanted the zebra.

After all that fun I decided our trip wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Easter bunny. There were a couple kids in front of us, so it gave her time to watch all of them. We talked about sitting on his lap and she kept saying “sit lap”.  I was hoping that was a good sign. It all went down hill once it was her turn.

Afterward we got smoothies for the ride home… and because I felt a little bad about traumatizing her.