Sunday, April 8, 2007

Easter Eggs Falling From the Sky!

The girls were fortunate this year to be invited to 2 Easter egg hunts. The first was at the YMCA. They really go all out for the children in the community. There were moonwalks, horse rides, face painting, hot dogs, cotton candy and popcorn-all free! Of course the best part was the egg hunting. I had never seen it done this was before. They had a small plane (down here we call them crop dusters) to fly over an open field and drop lots of plastic eggs filled with candy. The girls had a blast picking them up.

Saturday we went to an Easter party at the home of a family we went to church with when the girls were small. They go all out with this party. There's music and tons of food, wooden eggs to paint and a jelly bean guessing jar. They divide their yard up for the different age groups to hunt eggs. In Emma's section they have tons of candy filled eggs, large stuffed animals, toys, etc laying all over the grass. There's so much that the children don't have to rush and fight because everyone gets plenty. It's so incredibly generous of this family to do this every year, but especially this year. They just found out about a week ago that their 5 year old son has leukemia. The mom is at the hospital with him, but she wanted this party to go on. The dad, with the help of several church members and friends, carried on without them. That says so much about how giving this family is to their friends and community. Let's all pray for a quick recovery for their little boy.

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