Today was a crazy day, we went in a bit earlier than usual and tired to get the kids and the mom out of the house, Loyola was having a spring carnival with an easter egg hunt for the kids and we thought it would be a great idea to take them out of the house and enjoy the nice weather.
When we got there the mom was not feeling well, she has been sick for a few weeks now, and so she didnt want to come but the kids, and their 3 friends couldn’t wait. One of the little girls that was over even made Shal go over to her house with her so Shal could ask her mom if she could come with us. Anyway, we packed 7 people in my tiny two door car (good thing they are so itty bitty) and we headed to school. They were so excited that they could come out , they were running out of the car and just couldnt contain their excitement!
Once we walked into the room where all the games and activities were going the kids just took their coats off gave them to us and began to rotate amongst the many activity stations. They decorated paper bags to put their eggs in, they painted small flower pots and got seeds to plant in them, they also got their face painted and played the cupcake game and won tons of them, they didnt eat them however, they didnt like them! They also tried pretzels for the very first time and it was not one of their favorites. It is so funny to think that something we eat all the time and love so much here, just doesnt taste well to them.
When it was time for the Egg Hunt the kids were excited and a bit confused, since it was their first experience with this strange ritual of ours. We explained to them what they had to do and they were ready to go. Once they got the Okay to collect their eggs, the little girl just ran and would grab anything she could get her hands on, she collected the most eggs of all the kids there and she was just so excited she came running back to us to show us how many eggs she had collected.
All in all it was a great day! They were so excited and happy to do something so simple. It was a grounding experience, to remember that the small things in live really do make a difference to some people. The best, most rewarding thing of the day, was on our way back to their house, one of the little girls in the back seat smiled so big and said ” I am just so lucky, so lucky today”
I couldn’t have asked for a better day. =]