It has become a tradition for us to head down to the Millennium Meadow to meet with other families on Easter weekend. Katya organizes an Easter Egg hunt which gets more challenging every year!
This year, she built lovely Easter bunny “nests” and put the chocolates in them; the nests were then spread around the meadow, near the stream. More nests were put in trees nearby.
Then, the kids were let loose to try to find all the nests – and the chocolates in them.
After all the eggs were found, another game was added this year: orientation. All the kids were given a paper with a set of steps; and a compass. Each step sent them off in a particular direction – using their compasses, the kids zigged and zagged their way around the Meadow until arriving at the last step’s destination.
But what then?
It was time to dig for burried treasure, of course!
Bella was quite sharp and noticed that a bit of the ground had been disturbed and so started digging there.
Sure enough, her shovel hit something solid! She popped the metal tin up to the surface and took off the lid while all the other kids tried to help her (actually, they were helping themselves to the extra batch of chocolates inside the tin!).
By this time, everyone was really wound up with energy – chocolate does do that. So, more running was needed! Races were organized and soon all the kids were darting about the Meadow again. Whew!
Some families said their good-byes and headed for home.
Tolii and Tosha wanted to swing on the Oak Tree and so we set the seat up for them.
Their friends Rachel, Hanna, and Josh hadn’t yet experieced the thrill of oak tree swinging…!
Try as Tosha might, though, he couldn’t convince Josh to have a go. So, Tosha just kept swinging with his sisters instead. That is, until Tolii booted him off and swung with them instead!
While waiting their turn on the swings, the kids dashed off to the pond and pulled out some reeds.Â They then had great fun in waving them about until Grandpa was covered in furry seeds!
Alas, it was time to pack up the things and make our way home.Â Thankfully, Tosha and Tolii weren’t too tire (or were still wound up enough) to ride their bikes back while we carried all the gear.Â Ah, life without a push-chair…
On the way home, we passed by the back garden of a house on The Weir which has been transformed into a set for a movie!