Easter is usually a non-event for us, though it often coincides with a visit to or from family. This year it was spent with our China family – many of the SSIS staff that have kids (and some that didn’t) gathered at the lake for a fabulous Easter hunt, organised by the even more fabulous Donita – don’t know where we’d be without her!
The kids had fun, the adults had fun, the Easter Bunny wasn’t too scary, and we were a big enough spectacle to entertain most visitors to Jinji Lake on Sunday.
But first, the Easter Bunny visited our house. He’d have dumped eggs all over the backyard, as he’s done previously, but neighbours above us have been dumping shards or glass, chunks of concrete, drops of paint, masses of paper and cardboard, and miscellaneous other rubbish, as they renovate their apartment upstairs. So outside is now, and forevermore (just 9 more weeks, just 9 more weeks….) a no-go area for the kids. Anyway, the Easter Bunny dumped eggs all over the lounge room – which is almost as messy as outside.
It didn’t take Arlo too long to discover all EB’s hiding places (he’s pretty bad at hiding eggs, but that’s just as well when the one-year-old would love to taste chocolate egg foil) and soon she was counting and sampling the loot.
Then the afternoon fun…
The Easter Bunny wasn’t so scary…But Arlo wasn’t so quick to agree!Donita, giving clues for the next part of the hunt.
There are a few more photos of the day over on Flickr!
We had so much fun. It’s gatherings like this, with these people, that I’ll really miss when we leave.
In nine weeks.