The Guat Eggstravaganza

21 Apr

It’s the time of year when I usually prepare myself to see the worst.

The trampling, the pushing, the shoving, the crazed eyes, and the intensity.

I witness the ultimate I-can’t-believe-that-just-happened moments out there on the Easter Egg Hunting fields.

And you … the parents. Yeah I’m talking about those khaki wearing, high-heel clacking, sun hat styling parents. You look nice enough, but once that teenager on the bull-horn shouts “go!” … it’s like you forgot you were normal, or maybe that’s just the real you coming out. I don’t know …

Luckily there was only one of you … just one. I couldn’t believe it. Maybe the others woke up late or something. In any case it was good that there weren’t too many of you. Just the one. It made for a more enjoyable egg hunting experience.

But our Easter started way before we hit the grassy fields. It all began with egg shells. At home. My son was already a professional egg artist. However my daughter needed a little more time. Thank God I had so many 12 x 12 Chocolate Challenges, we needed a couple of practice runs before my daughter finally found her inner Rainbow Brite.

 

 

 

One of the most important parts of the weekend was coloring eggs. Once they got the hang of the egg art I was sidelined and their artistic independence busted out.

One of the most important parts of the weekend was coloring eggs. Once they got the hang of the egg art I was sidelined and their artistic independence busted out.

 

After our eggstravaganza we headed to our Easter Family tradition ... thought about my Dad, placed some bets but didn't have Dad's magic touch. I was 0 for 3.

After our eggstravaganza we headed to our Easter Family tradition … thought about my Dad, placed some bets but didn’t have Dad’s magic touch. I was 0 for 3.

 

After watching a few races, it was time for the main event. And after all the running around we do at home and with our adventures they did just fine beating out the crowd.

After watching a few races, it was time for the main event. And after all the running around we do at home and with our adventures they did just fine beating out the crowd.

 

They definitely nailed it ... although once we opened the eggs the chocolate seemed to have melted in the California sun. But that didn't seem to matter to my kids chocolate was chocolate and it was on.

They definitely nailed it … although once we opened the eggs the chocolate seemed to have melted in the California sun. But that didn’t seem to matter to my kids chocolate was chocolate and it was on.

 

After eating about five pounds of chocolate and hosing off, we headed to the play area and made friends with the coolest dude. Seabiscuit made an appearance and I was so glad that we all got a chance to meet him.

After eating about five pounds of chocolate and hosing off, we headed to the play area and made friends with the coolest dude. Seabiscuit made an appearance and I was so glad that we all got a chance to meet him.

 

After all the Easter fun, with no nap and pretty awesome tans, we decided to roll out and get home in time for dinner.

After all the Easter fun, with no nap and pretty awesome tans, we decided to roll out and get home in time for dinner.

 

But once again no Guat holiday is complete unless Snoopy and Charlie Brown are involved. :)

But once again no Guat holiday is complete unless Snoopy and Charlie Brown are involved. 🙂

 

And cake ... you gotta have chocolate cake :)

And cake … you gotta have chocolate cake 🙂

 

 

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8 Responses to “The Guat Eggstravaganza”

  1. Island Traveler April 22, 2014 at 2:36 AM #

    Love every bit of the Easter Eggstragavanza! Looks like your kids and of course the kid’s at heart enjoyed the Easter fun and magic. I prepared some egg shells too for my son to paint but we ended up in Austin and went to an Easter Egg hunt in the park. Would you believe that out of 10 thousand eggs, my son only got 7. Oh, well. better luck next year. Thanks for the great adventure. Blessings of Easter to you and your family.

    • The Guat April 29, 2014 at 1:15 AM #

      Sometimes that happens. We were lucky in that we got to the early egg hunts where there were few kids. The egg hunts in the afternoon were packed and kids were coming out there with about five. 🙂

  2. anotherday2paradise April 22, 2014 at 8:26 AM #

    Looks like you all had a wonderful time, TG. Loved the “hosing off” after the chocolate overload. 🙂 Seabiscuit must have been the star of the show. He’s gorgeous.

    • The Guat April 29, 2014 at 1:13 AM #

      Seeing Seabiscuit was very cool. I super enjoyed that part more than the heat and melting chocolates 🙂

  3. lameadventures April 22, 2014 at 10:48 AM #

    What a great Easter, Guat. The Little Guats seem to have been fully occupied. Daughter Guat looks so focused coloring her eggs and son Guat got to pet Seabiscuit. How cool is that. Is the bunny cake store-bought? When I was a youngster I could never eat my bunny treats. I felt like I was killing a rabbit. It was too traumatic. I drove my chocolate-craving siblings crazy.

    • The Guat April 29, 2014 at 1:11 AM #

      Dude that egg coloring business was some serious stuff. I tried helping her out, but apparently it was toddlers only. That bunny cake was pretty cool. My neighbor brought it over for the kids. Don’t know if she sensed the disaster of my beet cake, but the kids were super happy about it. Although my son was like don’t cut the head off, start from the middle. Bunny face rocked our holiday.

  4. cravesadventure April 23, 2014 at 4:53 PM #

    Love the Bunny Cake – Cute:) I so want to be a kid again and hunt for eggs! Happy Week.

    • The Guat April 29, 2014 at 1:05 AM #

      Ha! Thanks 🙂 One of our neighbors stopped by to give it to the kids. She had no idea of my cake baking skills 🙂 The kids seemed to really enjoy it.

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