I want to do a brief and very quick post about some pre-Easter stuff before the real Easter festivities this weekend
This kids and I made carrot footprints one afternoon this week.
This was the inspiration:
And our finished products. They look nothing like carrots, but, whatever.
This morning I took the kids to Mesa for an Easter egg hunt. About 7 million people showed up for it and the whole thing was out of control. We'll never do it again.
We got there at about 10:50 for an 11:00 start time. There were thousands of eggs scattered all over the grass and basically at 11:00 every kid standing there picked up a few eggs and it was done in 10 seconds.
After that part of the not-an-egg-hunt-because-nothing-was hidden, there was a map to follow to go to all of the stores and restaurants in the area that were passing out eggs. The problem is that with 7 million people participating you had to stand in line for 5 to 10 minutes to get one egg. We went to 3 stores before we decided it was STUPID and we were leaving.
We did stop by the Easter Bunny to get some free pictures on our way back to the car.
I'm pretty sure these are police officers and I'm pretty sure they photo bombed us.
Official for 2015
There was a big long line of people behind us and it was hot so I didn't even bother trying to get individual pictures of each kid. Each year my motivation to do such things dies a little,
I did get some without the Easter Bunny though.
And a selfie where nobody is actually looking at the camera.
Since we were very disappointed by the egg hunt we decided to go out for lunch. Mimi's Cafe was close by so we went there. I had a delightful omelet. It was the best part of the day.