Saturday, March 15, 2008

Where's Spring?

Stupid groundhog. I hate that he saw his shadow last month. Spring definitely does not seem close by, so I can only blame that on Punxsutawney Phil! And another weird thing, is that St. Patty's Day and Easter are so close this year - just doesn't seem right! Way too early in the season to be celebrating the Easter holiday....

But, today was our annual neighborhood Easter egg hunt. Around these parts, March is a cold and gloomy month - much like November. Needless to say we are all very much begging for Spring to arrive sometime soon. With the holiday being so early this year, the grass wasn't greened up yet, no spring blooms popping through the soil, and definitely no sunshine for The Hunt! But we managed, with winter coats, hats, gloves and children with enough energy to keep us all warm - it was as big a hit as it usually is!

One snag we hit this year though, is our usual location in the neighborhood was too saturated from all the melted snow and rain, so we moved The Hunt - to our house, in our back yard! Everything worked out great, got the hunt in before the sprinkles started up again, and all the kids seemed happy with their loot! We ended up with about 45 children participating this year.

Here's an example of the "Spring Feeling" we had last year during the egg hunt when spring actually arrived on time... look at the lush grass, the flowers... short sleeved shirts! See what a couple more weeks of nice weather and sunshine can do?

And here's some photos I snapped at this year's hunt today.... Enjoy!


John said...

Hair! I see hair on Olivia's head. She certainly can't be your daughter. You did not have hair at this age. What's going on here.

Looks like you had a good time.

Of course it's time to bring out my bunny joke. . . What's invisible and smells like carrots?

Andrea said...

Answer: Bunny Farts!

...And the only reason I know that answer is because I have had to listen to your stooopid Bunny Joke my entire life. :) Time for Carter to have to suffer through it now! hee-hee!