Egg hunt of massive proportions.

I took the kids to an egg hunt today.  It was at a local church that friends attend (organize the hunt actually) and we’ve gone every year.  This year was a bigger deal than years past, so we were expecting a bigger crowd.

You know you’re in trouble when you can’t even see the church and people are parking along the side of the road.  There were people.  A LOT of people.

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The reason it was so popular this year?  Eggs dropped from a helicoptor:

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I’d never heard of that before, but Chris says people do it a lot (in other, more refined places than WV). I’ll admit….it was pretty fabulous. Before the drop they had games for the kids. Including bounce houses, so Celia was in heaven.

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After the egg hunt, they had a very nice show, door prizes (so even if you didn’t find an egg…you could win) and games. I lost sight of Jordan before the first helicopter drop…and even knowing he was with his buddy, I was nervous. We finally found him about halfway though the show. He was all the way in front of the stage in a mob of kids, just were I figured he’d be.

There were three different age groups for hunts. He, being the big kid….was on his own. I hung on to Celia hoping there wouldn’t be a stampede. She was happy because there was mud.

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She didn’t end up getting any eggs in her basket. That didn’t matter in the least, because she still got candy. Jordan got a basket full, not sure how that happened. I think mostly because all the little ones had parents to ‘assist’ them but pushing and grabbing eggs. You know how any free community event is. Celia and I weren’t going to be a part of that.

Here’s some video of the actual drop. Yes, the helicopter was right over our heads. I totally prayed that the bag wouldn’t get caught in the rotors and send the whole thing crashing down on us (yes, these are the kind of thoughts I have at egg hunts).

The bunny already made a stop at our house with fun baskets and 60 eggs hidden in our backyard for the kids. It’s going to be an early morning.

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4 thoughts on “Egg hunt of massive proportions.

  1. That was just scary….never heard of it before.

  2. We have attended egg hunts in a lot of places; from the backwoods of Mississippi to the parks for Chicago. I have never seen, or heard of, them being dropped from a helicopter.

    That was awesome! I would love to go to one like that; how fun!

  3. That has got to be the coolest thing EVER! I love it. Do they tape the eggs shut?

  4. Tempest Mom on said:

    Holy cow!!! That was FREAKY!!! That was your church that put that on??

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