Monday, March 24, 2008

Seller's Park Massacre

This Saturday we were off to one of our local parks for the community Easter egg hunt. Since I'm pushing back our family Easter celebrations I thought I had better take the kids to get a few eggs full of candy to hold them over until our trip to Arizona. Kate was at her friend Vivian's birthday party so it was just the big kids and I off to gather some loot.

They had the kids divided up into age groups. So we dropped Chase off at his location and I took Emily to her hunt spot. Immediately she started noticing tree frogs all over the grass. She would find one, put it over in the wild brush to save it from the oncoming stampede and then two seconds later have another. She was so busy collecting frogs that I told her she was going to miss her hunt. You come in as a late commer to one of these and you're out of luck. My little nature lover just couldn't stand the idea of all those cute frogs being squashed. She redoubled her efforts to save the frogs. Resulting in her finding only three eggs. I guess I let her watch too much Chimp Eden and Orangutan Island. It did make me cringe a little to think about all the little guys that didn't get saved all squashed there in the grass.

The massacre continued, though this time taking a human toll as we went over to watch Chase's hunt begin. Who's bright idea was it to hide all the eggs for this older group in the blackberry bramble on the side of the hill. Kids were hollering as they got poked and stuck in blackberry bramble. One poor child really got ensnared.

All for the love of candy...

3 comments:

Lisa said...

What a character, that Emily!

Daniel said...

Save the frogs! I LOVE frogs. My frog finally died after eight years. I'm glad Emily has a place in her heart for amphibians...most people, I have found, don't!

Fisher Family said...

Fun post. We didn't make it to the Dupont Egg hunt this year we were saying goodbye to some friends that were moving. Look at the ward standing behind Emily..what a great showing we had. That is so cute about saving the frogs...Cora would've been doing the same thing.