My big girl will hunt eggs on Sunday afternoon all by herself. She won’t really know the difference, as long as the eggs she finds are stuffed with candy, but as far as her Momma is concerned, there’s no comparison to hunting eggs with a big ole group of kids. Which is the reason I was so excited to host our moms group’s Easter Egg hunt at our house!
The Moms Group we’re in, is something new that my cousin-in-law (and good friend), Stephanie started. This was our third play group party and it was such a fun morning with friends.
The kids played for the first hour in the back yard. They stayed busy blowing bubbles (or trying to drink them..the bubbles in a cup idea from Pinterest had some of them confused…ha), swinging, playing in the playhouse, and in the corn bin. The corn bin is ALWAYS a hit. (Uncle Adam saved the day when he had a bag leftover from deer season…since I forgot to buy a bag!)
While the kids played and the mommas visited, the Grandmother crew (which was made up of Grammy (my Mom), Nie-Nie (my MIL) and Aunt Kay (my aunt) got things ready in the front yard and worked inside getting lunch together.
Of course we had to try for a group picture first…which is always mass chaos. Ha.
We had so much fun hosting a little party for the group and we were glad so many friends got to come.
A couple of the girls asked how I found the time to set up and decorate for the party, and I was quick to tell them NOTHING I do is on my own! I had lots of help getting everything ready.
My Aunt Kay has been visiting from Georgia, and if ANYONE loves a party and knows how to throw one, its her. :) I read on one of my blog friends’ blog where she described her mom as being “Pinterest before Pinterest even existed.” That pretty much sums up Aunt Kay, too. She has made countless parties, holidays and weddings so special for our family for years. She knows just what to do to make things extra sweet and fun. I was so excited that she’d be here this week to help get ready for the party! She always has the best ideas and can do anything!
Grammy & Aunt Kay with the Girls after the party
Then there’s my Momma, My MIL, Kellee and my SIL, Kelsey. No gathering I ever put together doesn’t in some way involve them. If I sign up for something, it’s just a given they’re in it, too. :) They’re either loaning me their stuff, keeping the kids while I get things together, tying garland until 10:00 at night, loading tables, mixing dip, or holding babies. They’re pretty much a do-anything trio and I am so thankful for them.
Nie-Nie & Kels with the girls
After we finished cleaning up, Kelsey went to leave, and said, “we sure make a good team.” I couldn’t put it better myself. All the planning and prepping for a party is half the fun and I’m sure glad I always have all of them to do it with.
I can also say the same for myself. :)