4.19.2014

{spring fun} the big egg hunt

 
M had the day off yesterday so we decided to hop on the train and go to NYC to check out The Big Egg Hunt exhibit at Rockefeller Center. The exhibit, sponsored by Faberge, consists of more than 200 egg sculptures individually created by leading artists and designers, from Carolina Herrera to Zaha Hadid. The sculptures were first placed across the five boroughs of New York City so people can hunt them down to enter a special sweepstakes. Now all the eggs are in their final location at Rockefeller Center for Easter weekend. At the end of exhibit {April 25th} there will be an auction to benefit Studio in a School, an organization that brings arts programs to public schools, and to Elephant Family, an organization working to save the Asian elephant.
 {someone was excited to get on the "twain"}
 {humpty dumpty sat on a wall}
Although it was crowded we managed to see, not all, but most of the eggs. I tried to snap a picture of each one but I think I missed a few. The sculptures were so creative, original and fun. Definitely a very interesting project. Hope they repeat it next year.
{G wanted to pose with the "elefantes" one}
 {one of my favorites}
 {despite what this picture may suggest, the placed was crowded!}
{they liked watching people ice-skating...in Spring!}
 {we left our names on one!}
We had planned to go to Top of the Rock after lunch but the waiting line was 2 hours long and a little someone was getting cranky because we made him skip his sacred nap. So we had to head home earlier than planned but not without first making a stop to get some Baked by Melissa mini cupcakes. The boys' favorites.  Although the day was a bit chilly and windy, we had a fun adventure in the city. Already planning many more. 

 Happy Easter!

4.15.2014

{spring fun} little easter egg hunt & a winner!

Last year I didn't have a chance to organize an Easter Egg hunt for G and his little friends. M took him to our town's annual Easter Egg Hunt, and even though he was little at the time, he had such a great time I promised this year I'd host a little Easter play date. I even stocked on tons of plastic eggs when they went on sale after Easter.

Fast forward a year and with the one and million things going on right now I couldn't get myself organized enough to throw the Eater play date I envisioned. Luckily after a few texts back and forth with my friend M we were able to come up with an impromptu, small Easter Egg hunt at her house. The kids had so much fun. We only wish we had hidden many, many more eggs because they were so entertained looking for them and picking them up. And then discover their goodies inside.
{ready, set, go!}
{My friend was so thoughtful and made these little goodie bags. Cute!}
{they also did some "gardening"}
{and after that it was turn to play trucks...end eggs}
{G loading his truck}
The little ones had an active, fun day hunting for eggs, running around and just playing in the dirt {they tired themselves out and they both had good naps later that day}. After a yummy lunch we headed back home with our tummies and hearts filled. It was a beautiful way to start the warmer season.  

The winner of the GooseWaddle Giveaway is Danielle K. Danielle please check your email and get back to me with your info so you can get your blanket set as soon as possible! Congrats and enjoy!