It’s been a beautiful Good Friday, peaceful and sunny and so we decided to take advantage of the timing and have an early visit from the Easter Bunny with a garden egg hunt. My sister and her husband and daughter happened to be passing nearby on their way somewhere, so we invited them over for tea and enjoyed the fact that both girls were together and could enjoy searching together. Pip doesn’t see her cousin very often as we live about 5 hours away, so it was really lovely for us to see our daughters spending some time together.
We opted for a pretty low key hunt, but that really didn’t detract. M and I hid a selection of large eggs which I picked up from M&S alongside some Lindt Easter chicks, rabbits and sheep, making sure that there was an equal amount for each of the girls and that we chose hiding places which were challenging enough for a 4 year old but could also be seen by a 2 year old. Sometimes, hiding in plain sight worked the best – a little chick sat on top of a football proved harder to notice than the eggs in the trees!
By some family quirk, Pip’s cousin was born almost exactly 2 years after Pip, and baby 2 is due almost exactly 2 years after her. They have always enjoyed hanging out together and Pip was delighted to help her cousin, and her cousin delighted to be helped. Despite feeling somewhat grumpy due to late pregnancy hormones, I couldn’t stop myself smiling at their enjoyment at such a small pleasure as running around barefoot and finding chocolate, and it lifted my spirits somewhat.
I bought the little rabbit bag last year from Fritha‘s shop (which she has sadly closed now) and had saved it because it was so sweet. Last year I bought Pip’s other cousin his own version but I couldn’t get hold of anything else at such short notice, but I did have a yellow striped paper bag which worked just as well.
Hope everyone has been having a lovely Bank Holiday. I’m hoping that late pregnancy will bring some more time to sit on the sofa and indulge in writing some more blog posts! Any more ideas for fun but low key Easter games?