Sunday, March 23, 2008


Friday was the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at McVay Park. This year Lily, Forrest, Amy and I were joined by Kevin. I was very happy because I never seem to be with my boys on Easter. So this was an extra blessing to me. We all meet and greet for about an hour while the little ones, big ones too, play on the playground. The Easter bunny always comes and is greeted by hugs, smiles, and cheers by some, while others scream very loudly. Lily has always loved the bunny. She sits in his lap, happy and excited. He always has candy and passes it out freely. You just give in knowing sugar highs are coming soon. She of course get a head start on Forrest, since he just ignores him and goes on playing. Now if the bunny drove a tractor or dump truck, he would be all over him. Before any egg hunting can begin, we take the annual picture memory with the Easter bunny. We started out sitting around a picnic table, but have grown in the years and now we are sprawled all over the playground whatsamacallit on two levels and kids and grandmaws are everywhere. I am always with my grandchildren for the pic and this year I got tickled looking at all the Moms taking pics looking back at us with the cameras. Usually before everyone has snapped the perfect picture, all the babies are screaming, the toddlers are squirming every which way, and the smile on my face has turned into a "get this over with fast" twitch. Next, comes the Big Hunt. The word GO signals all the big kids running and the toddlers looking all puzzled holding their baskets and almost being windswept by the others. Eventually they get the idea and then cry when they have reached their limit of a dozen. However, it ain't over until they find the Golden Egg. After quite awhile Lily found one Golden Egg while everyone else was trying to find the second Golden Egg, which was lost in a tree trunk. So, she lucked out and got a five dollar bill. You know what that meant??? She got to treat us to lunch. Not really, but we did go to Chili's for lunch before we went on a wonderful hike. More about that later, my fingers have cramps now.
I had a wonderful time. I love being with my family. Watching Kevin helping Forrest hunt eggs warmed my heart and I will cherish all my memories forever...
I missed Max, but he did call me tonight to thank me for the basket, and the Snoopy, and the Pokeman. Talking with him was wonderful. It made my day. Thanks Max.


Cape Cod Kitty said...

That is just so nice Beverly and I gather you were having some lovely warm weather in which to enjoy your hike!

JeanMac said...

Good memories of Easter.

Wahokia said...

Hey Beverly,

Who knows. Maybe this is where your family came from. After all, Virginia is where the country began. The Goochland County line is about two miles west of our house.

There Virginia state library is a great place to check things out if you ever get the itch. Sherianne and I found the plot of land our ancestors settled in 1641 through it.