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Easter Egg Hunt

04/08/2015

Belle

Our trip was a success and Sabine enjoyed all of her little car goodies! The best toy was a tie between the slinky and reusable stickers. The least favorite toy was the coloring book, which was a big surprise because typically Sabine loves to color. The favorite snack were the Annie’s organic bunny crackers and the least favorite were the goldfish. Stay tuned for our next big trip – a two day drive to Alabama and back during Christmas (God help us all).

As for the weekend, we had an amazing visit with my extended family. I don’t get to see my family very often so it is always a treat. We stayed with my aunt at her new house in VERY rural PA. Like, so rural I had no cell reception or internet for the entire time, which was a delightful surprise as I am working to disconnect from technology a little. I have to be honest, though, by the time we were headed home I was getting a little twitchy. WHAT IF SOMETHING HAPPENED ON FACEBOOK??? Newsflash, nothing happened except a lot of people wasting a lot of time!

We woke up Saturday morning to snow on the ground, which was a bit of a downer since everyone in the northeast is totally sick of snow at this point. Despite the snow, we layered up and went out for a hike and were delighted to learn that we had found complete and utter solitude. The only other life we saw was one deer, a few birds and some moss making a mighty attempt to thrive despite the never ending winter.

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That’s the Professor up there with our little monkey on his back. Notice there is no one else. For miles. This is something you really learn to appreciate after living in NYC!

Keep trying moss!

Keep trying moss!

That afternoon my cousin and her daughter took Sabine and I to Kraynak’s to visit Easter Bunny Lane, which evidently is a western PA tradition. It was… interesting. The Easter Bunny Lane was the same as when my cousin, who is going on 40, was a kid and the Easter Bunny at the end was both dirty and creepy and potentially the same one as when she was a kid. But we had fun and got a hilarious photo of Sabine and bunny to add to our growing collection of kid torture photos.

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Original sign. Potentially original bunny.

Cousins waiting to enter the lane.

Cousins waiting to enter the lane. Sabine is already unimpressed. Please don’t judge my outfit. Clearly I got dressed in the dark. Or I was drunk. Or maybe both.

These few photos do not really do the Lane justice. It was display after display of tacky and climaxed with a CRAZY Jesus display.

These few photos do not do the Lane justice. It was display after display of tacky and climaxed with a CRAZY Jesus scene that I failed to photograph because I was too stunned by it’s weirdness.

Me in my bright red shit kicker boots (there was lots of mud in PA) and Sabine protesting the bunny. Classic.

Me in my bright red shit kicker boots (there was lots of mud in PA) and Sabine protesting the bunny. Classic.

We survived!

We survived!

The next day was Easter. My aunt went out of her way to get the family together so all the cousins could meet Sabine and have an egg hunt. Sabine LOVED all the attention and took her egg hunt extremely seriously.

Hunting. The bag is nearly as big as she is.

Hunting. The bag is nearly as big as she is.

Egg hunts are awesome!

Egg hunts are awesome!

Sorting all her loot.

Sorting all her loot.

It turns out my child is too sensitive to eat her Easter bunnies and Peeps. Instead she spent the afternoon kissing and rocking them. Later she made a house for the Peeps out of a crate and lined them all up inside and said “night night.” Everyone got a huge kick out of this.

We love our chocolate bunny so much that we will not eat it.

Hugs and kisses for chocolate bunny.

This might be my favorite photo from the entire weekend. Sabine loves her big cousins!

This might be my favorite photo from the entire weekend. Sabine loves her big cousins!

A whole pile of second cousins!

A whole pile of second cousins!

And now, if you made it to the end of this very long and rather boring post, I will reward you with a 30 second video that sums up my family – each kid got a tub of fart putty in their Easter basket. Because nothing says religious holiday quite like a bunch of farts!

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  1. April 8, 2015

    Loving on the chocolate bunnies and peeps–too cute! Glad you had a good trip and that everyone survived the car ride!

  2. APE #
    April 9, 2015

    Plus, fart putty is hilarious. Love all your photos and stories!

  3. April 10, 2015

    Your photos are just so beautiful and Sabine looks wonderfully happy! Glad you had a great time

  4. jak #
    April 13, 2015

    sounds like the bean had a blast!!!! serious egg-hunting skills, too.

  5. April 13, 2015

    Natalie wouldn’t eat her peeps either!! She cried when I took them away.

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