Friday, April 27, 2012

A to Z Honesty - X is for xtra xcellent eggs

Easter Sunday, chocolate and boys,
two of my very favouritest things.

Taller this year, tall enough to see things never seen before.
Next year a dimpled smile will rise above the numbers
and my heart will sadden just a titch
as childhood strays a little farther out of my panicked reach.

Magenta pearl in a pussywillow crook, waits.

Pine needles, new grass, rustling leaves.
My baby's shining face glows in morning light.

Who has more chocolate? Who has more laughter? More joy? More love?
No one more than me.

42 comments:

  1. So Awesome!

    next year I am doing the glow in the dark egg hunt the night before. A friend of mine did it this year and said her boys went crazy for it.

    I still can't believe you'd hide chocolate without the plastic egg covering. Who'd have all the chocolate here? The squirrels.

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    1. Pssst: secret tip. We snuck outside while the boys were still sleeping. Otherwise, yeah, the squirrels would all have chocolate-smelling poo with tinfoil.

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    1. Yup. And they had sugar-highs for three straight days!

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  3. Brings back memories of the egg hunts of my youth! The last one was when I was in 8th grade, and my cousin (in 9th) slugged me when I got to a baggie before she did and she was wicked mad at me. So she hit me. And I hit her back. And a fight ensued. And the grown ups came outside and told us we'd ruined it and that was the last one they'd have for us. lol

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    1. HAHAHAHAHAHA! Hilarious!!!!!! Laughing out loud here, JoJo!!!!

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  4. Chocolate eggs are the best kind and that's no yolk.

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  5. You have a great family and a beautiful blog!
    Lead on...I am following!

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  6. Ah, so great! This brings back the days my boys were little. Nothing beats an Easter Egg hunt!

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  7. Got to love it when fun shines through bright, wide smiles. And you, the one unseen in the photos, having the most fun of all.

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    1. (heheheh) Thanks Angela!!! *smiling here, reading your comment*

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  8. Delightful! You DO have a way with words.

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  9. Hmmm - another 'tradition' that we don't seem to do so much on this side of the pond! (or maybe it's just that my kids are too grown up to go fishing about in the bushes for chocolate!)

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    1. Hey, you're NEVER too old for looking for chocolate!!!!! Have them plant the treats and YOU go looking for it!

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  10. Aww. Kids are great. And photogenic. And better than chocolate! Thanks for the hunt.

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    1. Sometimes they're better than chocolate... sometimes, erm, not so much....

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  11. Lovely post! Both the pics and your captions for them make it X-tra special.

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  12. Aw that's great. Yall are some serious egg hunters going after such tiny eggs! But oh so much yummier than the eggier version!

    Anna@Herding Cats & Burning Soup

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    1. We'll do pretty much anything for chocolate... no matter how tiny. Heck, we go nuts for chocolate chips!

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  13. Loved the pictures. What fun the kids had. And Mom and Dad, too? Took me back to the years when my kids were young and we had this kind of fun together.

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    1. Awwwww, thanks Maryann! The good old days, for sure. :)

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  14. Oh, sweet. My twelve year old has decided he is too old for the easter egg hunting, but he is still a child in so many ways...he hates facebook and has none of it...and has plastic army men battles all over the kitchen. He is our youngest, our 'late dividend' who will have old parents...just as I had old parents! Children are so wonderful but they don't last forever (sigh)

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    1. Hey, I'm an old parent, too. I always get asked if I'm Sam's grandmother. Sheesh... (really? they still make plastic army men? cool!!!!)

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  15. Your last comment warmed my heart. It's refreshing to read from someone who appreciates their life.

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  16. Thanks for the comment on my blog for 'P'. I have been away but back now and going through all my comments and visiting new blogs. Love the idea of hiding Easter Eggs for kids to find. I don't have any but can't wait to do this!

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    1. Dina, it's one of the BEST thing about kids, all the little rituals we have that makes life special. I hope you get a chance to experience your own, soon! ;)

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  17. Looks like great fun was had by all. Just how long did the Easter chocolate last?

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    1. Erm, about a minute and a half? OK, so maybe two days...

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