Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The Great Easter Egg Hunt of 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011.....


This past Sunday was Easter and tradition in our family is to have an Easter egg hunt. Granted, my 24 year old nephew is the youngest participant, but sometimes traditions should have no age limits.

The weather was something we worried about. It had been raining for several days and the weatherman predicted rain showers on-and-off for the day so we were a little leery if it was actually going to happen. I'm glad it turned out to be sunny because there was a fair amount of smack talk going down on the phone, twitter and facebook. My family has a hardcore competitive spirit (we also like to pull pranks on one another)and to gloat for one entire year is priceless.

My nephew arrived and showed me his bruised and bashed up ankle. It looked bad, but found it funny it was the first thing he showed me as he came through the door. It's nice to know he gets in the spirit of the hunt and knows we're pretty serious here in LMBville on Easter day.

We did mix it up a bit. In addition to hiding small chocolate eggs, we hid 4 Cadbury eggs. One Cadbury egg counted as 5 eggs and out of the 4 hidden eggs, I found 2 of them.

Was there shoving? Yes. Was there people jumping on others once a patch of eggs were found (my dad hides the eggs in bunches, so 12 eggs could be in one area? Yes. However, I don't think that's the question you want answered.

You want to know if I won....Well, I believe in creative liberties as I am the author of this blog, so my response is YES.....However, it's just wrong to lie on a holy holiday and have to tell you YogaGirl won and got to wear a tiara for the remainder of the day (this is something new I added into the mix). Like the Masters' blazer, YogaGirl gets possession of the tiara for one year and passes it along to the next winner. My husband has already announced he won't wear the tiara next year and wants a crown. However, I don't think I have to worry about finding him a crown because YogaGirl is going down next year.

9 comments:

Brian Miller said...

what?!? you let her win?

(hangs head in shame)

smiles.

blueviolet said...

Why that little.....how dare she take the top prize???

Mandy_Fish said...

Well her name is "YogaGirl" so she's practically an athlete.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Brian - I know. I can't believe I did that.

BV - she's like that.

Mandy - LOL....although, I shouldn't laugh, she is one of my relay partners in my sprint triathlon this August.

DB said...

I am enjoying my 120 chocolate eggs from this hunt, my tiara on loan for a year, and the satisfaction that comes from WINNING!

YogaGirl

btw the athlete comment makes me chuckle although it's not like I'm completely inept or something

ME said...

Competitive Easter egg hunting. I bet we could turn that into an Xtreme sport here in CT.

Lyn

ME said...

Competitive Easter egg hunting. I bet we could turn that into an Xtreme sport here in CT.

Lyn

J.J. in L.A. said...

If your nephew wins next year, I want pictures of him in the tiara.

maria.palermo said...

LMB, forgive me for saying this, but I don't think you like to lose...sounds like sour grapes! LOL