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An Easter Egg Hunt and an Easter Friday Lunch (2016-03-25) Photo Gallery 20 APR 2016

This year we had our Easter Egg hunt a little early, setting the girls loose in the garden on Friday the 25th instead of the normal Easter Sunday. This was not intentional mind you – both Chantelle and I had completely forgotten when Easter Egg hunts are actually meant to take place! (No wonder no one else on Facebook were talking about Easter Eggs on the day!)

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Nevertheless, the girls thoroughly enjoyed their early morning hunt in the garden, which is just as well as we had gone to great lengths not to actually HIDE the Easter Eggs. Little girls are TERRIBLE at finding things – even if said thing is literally lying out in the open!

(Also, we decided not to go big on the number of Easter Eggs handed out this year. A change of tactic which instantly yielded results as for a change, no one actually suffered a chocolate overdose over the Easter period!)

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We followed up the morning’s egg hunt with a trip through to my folks’ place in Oakglen, Bellville, where we joined Mom, Dad and Ryan for a delicious traditional Easter Friday lunch of homemade pickled fish.

IMG_20160325_114839 ronnie and ryan lotter on the roundabout with emily and jessica at the park in Oakglen, Bellville

And because there was plenty of free time before lunch, Dad and Ryan took Jessica and Emily to the big park for some playtime, whilst I hobbled on behind! (At this point I was still walking with a fair bit of difficulty, so I eventually just parked myself down on a bench and let the rest of them play!)

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Easter Egg Hunt (2015-04-05) Photo Gallery 26 APR 2015

I don’t think I ever got around to mentioning it here on these pages, but Easter Weekend 2015 was a pretty nice little break from work.

Although we didn’t go away for the long weekend (Chantelle was working on the Friday and Monday if I remember correctly), we got up to quite a bit, including visits to the markets, play time at Bossa, visits with the folks and friends, and even a stint in the Waterfront at the Scratch Patch as one of the highlights.

But undoubtedly my favourite moment of the whole Easter weekend was Sunday morning when we organised a little surprise backyard Easter Egg Hunt for Jessica. Needless to say, this was one of the rare occasions that she didn’t actually mind being rudely awoken by her parents!

In the blink of an eye, pajamas and all, she was armed with her blue handbag and out the door, searching for the eggs that the Easter bunny had left for her! :)

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Of course, given Jessica’s complete inability to actually look for things, the Easter Bunny had to be very selective in placing his eggs – in other words, they pretty much all had to be lying out in the open (and even then Jessica still managed to overlook some of them!).

Jessica literally lit up with each and every find, and it was an absolute blast to hear her excited (read shrill) shrieks of delight – though I suspect our neighbours might have thought otherwise!

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Seriously though, I can’t wait for next year’s big Easter Egg treasure hunt! :)