my mom organizes it every year at a park and we have a fabulous time seeing siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, 2nd cousins and even 3rd cousins. there was a smaller than usual turn out with only 130 people. but it was super delightful as always.
my kids looked like this.
after a potluck lunch we have a candy scramble (those that read this blog year after year know all about it already).
instead of an egg hunt, we just scatter candy in the field at the park. it's as scientific and strategically placed as opening bags and flinging candy all over, throwing it, dropping it as they walk .
this year the grass was mown down and it just felt dirty. there was a bunch of weed seeds that stuck to everyone that touched them. Patriots jeans were covered in them.
before the candy scramble, we line them up in age order and let them go out in heats. to make it fair for the little kids and give them a minute to get some before the bigger faster kids grab all the candy. (i wish everyone did this with all egg hunts).
This was the baby's first year participating. they always get a couple and then want to sit and eat their lollipop or whatever they find. we have to coax them to keep going. (see him crying when Liberty was helping him?!)
He might think he's too cool for mom to take pictures, but he's not too cool to race for candy on the ground.
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