Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The First Egg Hunt of the Year....

I'd mentioned before that Annabelle's been practicing her Easter egg hunting skills, and this weekend was her first attempt at trying them out!

We had the big Whitehurst family egg hunt this weekend at the Lodge.
Devin, Belle & Me (yall can see I cut all my hair off...we're still getting used to it and DW's still talking to me, so I guess I didn't go THAT short! Ha! But it had gotten so long, so right now it feels short!)...
It was such a fun day to catch up with everyone and we were only missing a few of the family. With a crew as big as this is, it's almost impossible to pick a day that works for everyone.
The kids were separated by age group and AB hunted with the pre-school kids. Here's her and Daddy at the "starting line" getting a pre-hunt high-5!

AB went straight toward the fence. She loved looking through it, and spent most of the time "hunting eggs" standing by the fence! Ha... She did pick up a few eggs on her way over, though...




After each group had hunted their eggs, they made their way over to the "Petting Zoo"! One of the aunts went "all-out" and had a petting zoo to come and set up! The kids loved it! The animals were so calm and tame! There were 3 BIG chickens, 3 fluffy bunny rabbits, and some sheep.
Guess who might be scared of some baby chicks, but didn't bat an eye when it came to sheep three times her size?!?!? Ha...
I think she thought this was Rex (my parents' dog)! Or maybe she just loved the sheep's accessories. I mean, really- how harmless could a sheep be who wears a bandanna around it's neck?!?!? Ya'll don't even know how bad I want a field of bandanna-wearing sheep now.
After a few rounds in the petting zoo, we headed out. But, look who wanted back in... and just as I snapped this picture guess who put her mouth on the gate and started licking it?!?!? OH.MERCY. Just shoot me now. My child has licked the same fence as the sheep and who knows what else!!! I can't even think about it without shuddering....Ha...
AB wanted back in with the sheep until she saw the...... PONY!
It was love at first sight, for me (I mean, Annabelle) and the pony. After the pony experience, I have only four words...WE NEED A PONY. Check out that tiny saddle! And guess who loved her?!?!? She sat up on that saddle like the biggest little girl you've ever seen, and while I was getting the scoop on the pony, she was bouncing trying to get her to go! Another couple years and I think we'll be in the market for one of these!!!
After the kids visited the petting zoo, they had their pictures taken with some tulips and bunnies, but I don't have AB's picture on my computer... it was so cute, though!
I think the kids all had fun just running and playing outside together and after a while of that, it was time to eat. I wish I had taken some pictures of the pavilion, because DW's cousin's wife, decorated this year and did such a great job! There were different topiaries on each table, the prettiest giant butterflies hanging from the rafters and fluffy chicks scattered everywhere! It was adorable...
Another fun family day!
~amw~

15 comments:

Kaz and Amy said...

Those pictures are just too sweet! Miss AB looks so adorable in her little outfit! Looks like ya'll had a great time! Hope you have a great Tuesday!

Jana said...

SO PRECIOUS!! AND I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR HAIR!!

Tamara Ann said...

Why do I have no doubt that if Annabelle said she wanted a pony (or horse) in the not too distant future, _somebody_ would make sure she got one!?
Looks like you guys had a great time!

Charon Benton said...

I love your haircut! Very cute! and AB is a DOLL baby!!!!!!

Lyndsay said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. AB looks mighty cute on that pony, I think she needs one too!

Katie said...

SOOOOOOOOOOO precious! Yes, y'all need a pony. And a field full of bandana'd sheep. HAHA! Your hair looks beautiful! I love it!

Carrie said...

What a fun day! I cannot believe Annabelle on that horse! Holy cow, she's a big girl. You know Aunt Carrie thinks AB needs one for Christmas! I love the picture of her and Devin...they are both all business getting ready for "the hunt!"

Julianne Hendrickson said...

so sweet! i can't believe she wasn't scared of that sheep (?)! You hair looks incredible, you are so lucky to have thick pretty hair!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

your hair looks gorgeous! the kind of gorgeous that makes me want to chop off all of mine! this egg hunt looks fantastically fun. such sweet pictures, as always! annabelle is a doll and so beautiful!

Mallory said...

Love your haircut! :) And AB looks so sweet petting the sheep and riding the pony. I think you are right, ya'll need to get her a pony!! :)

kim said...

first, cute haircut :)
and this looks like such a fun day...can't wait until we get to take the kids for their egg hunt!

Stephanie Heintz said...

AB has such curly hair. Its looking so sweet. She is seriously growing up too fast. She is beautiful!

And your hair is awesome. I'm getting my cut this week too. But don't get your hopes up for a dramatic change. You know me. :)

Heather said...

ANNIE, I Love your hair!! It looks so good!! I love that picture of you and AB, where you are looking at her. melt my heart, it's so good! I also love AB's shirt, so precious. What a fun, fun day!! Perfect!

Jenn said...

I love those stages of babyhood! =) She is absolutely adorable!! I love that she loved the fence! My little girl used to be like that... looking at the horses usually! ;)

Lauren said...

I am sad I missed it and dang you had to do a give away when I can't get on the computer hahah!