It took us a while to get out of the house but we got there just in time. However, the hunt area was on a bit of a hill and a huge crowd was lined up at the bottom of the hill. We saw some people lined up further up on the hill, so we headed there to get a bird's eye view. It just seemed like everyone was waiting, so we stayed there, tried to listen to someone on a megaphone giving a few instructions, and waited for the signal.
|Ready to go!|
When the horn blew, it took a couple extra prods to get Jacob out on the hunt...but because of our place, he got a head start on a the mass of kids at the bottom of the hill. I felt a little bad about that, but that's just how it worked out. In the end the whole thing was over in less than two minutes, I think!
|Right at the beginning...he's right in the middle|
|Now you can see the mass of kids heading up the hill from the left...|
Before we headed out, we went to get a picture with the Easter Bunny. Jacob, by the way, knows that these kinds of bunnies are just like mascots--costumes with people inside. Feels a little sad that there isn't more mystery, but he still does believe in the "real" Easter Bunny, so that's cool.
|He was surprisingly cooperative smiling for this picture!|
Of course, when we got to the car and Jacob opened his eggs, I didn't feel as bad. He ended up with a few googly eye stickers, one jelly bracelet, a little top, one random piece of candy and three Now and Laters. Those little kids could not have eaten those Now and Laters anyway, so they weren't missing much with those. Jacob was a little disappointed with the haul, even though it was all gluten-free, which had been our initial worry.
Still, he seemed to have fun and I'm glad we gave it a shot. It was a nice excuse to enjoy some pleasant weather, anyway. At least we know better in case we ever go back!
Tomorrow we're going to try to go to the SEAster Egg Hunt at the Niagara Falls Aquarium, where we're members (for the next month or so, thanks to a Groupon from last year). Apparently the eggs are in the exhibits and you have to mark them off. They're doing prizes and stuff, so I'm not entirely sure how it's all going to work, but it sounds like it might be fun and it's a good excuse to use our membership (which was mostly purchased for the reciprocal with our zoo). It's just one more activity in the midst of a busy week, but we might as well cram them in while we can! Sports start up again this week and all the fun will be over, so to speak.
I probably won't get a chance to post before Sunday, so best wishes for a Happy Easter! Hopefully I'll have a few cute pictures to share soon!