Santa's not the only one to check and then double check before the big day! The Easter Bunny's helpers do too - and it's a good thing they do! This year's egg hunt took place at the farm. The night before the chocolate-filled eggs were counted, and then double counted - each time they totaled 51 (which is definitely an adequate number to keep a 4 year old busy for quite awhile!)
After church we hung around talking to people while Grandpa and Granny Easter Bunny hopped home and hid the eggs. When we finally drove up the lane Granny Easter Bunny quickly ran inside before any little boys could get suspicious as to why she was poking around a particular bush!
Finally time came for the big hunt.
So - Alex braved the fierce, bitterly-cold wind and hunted....
... and hunted, and hunted, and hunted...... and finally his basket began to fill up!
While he was busy, the grown-ups had appetizers - yummy chips and guacamole! (Excuse the wind-blown hair ... some of the gusts felt like we were about to be picked up by a twister and leave Kansas!)
After much convincing, Alex finally let Harrison hold one egg. At 13 months, that was enough - he was thrilled!
Finally the basket got too full, and we began to fill coat pockets with even more eggs! After everyone was certain all the eggs were found, we headed inside to investigate the loot that was hiding inside!
And that's when we realized that something was amiss.... 51 eggs were filled with sugary-goodness - 51 eggs were hidden - but only 45 eggs were found! After two more search and rescue party trips, only two more eggs were ever found.
There, to this day, remain FOUR MISSING EASTER EGGS! No one could determine if the dogs found them and hid (or ate!) them, or if the wind blew them away to Neverland, or if the (obviously backslidden-kleptomaniac) real Easter Bunny swiped them.
... And that, my friends is why, from that day forward, whenever the wind blows just right, if you visit the Feitner Family Farm, you will see Easter egg mirages!
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