For the first time in a very long time, we didn't have any kids to hide Easter eggs for this year. Colin and his parents are in Vietnam visiting Diem's family and Charles has outgrown egg hunting. So this year we had a grown-up egg hunt. I told everyone that I would hide one egg. Whoever wanted to participate in the egg hunt would put $10 in a pot. The person who found the egg could keep all of the money.
Yesterday I looked around my backyard searching for a challenging hiding place.
I decided to try and hide the egg inside of a tangerine. I carefully cut one from it's branch, leaving behind a cap.
The tangerines on the tree are pretty much all dried up, so it was easy to scoop out the insides and stick the golden egg into the remaining shell.
I first tried gluing the cap back on but it didn't look like it was gonna hold, so I used packing tape to tape it together. I tried to snip off as much of the tape as I could so that it wasn't too noticable.
Today, before everyone came, I cut some of this golden-colored card stock . . .
and hid them around the yard . . . just to add some excitement to the hunt.
And just in case the hunters had a hard time finding the egg, I had a clue ready to give them . . . "tangerine" scrambled.
Here are the hunters.
And here is the prize.
The hunt is on! I was having so much fun watching them.
Pretty much right away Didi said, "Look at all those tangerines!"
And Teren said, "You know, you could actually hide an egg in one of um." !!!!!!!!!!!! I thought, "No way . . . it's gonna end already?" But then guess what happened . . . Teren walked away!!!!!
And so the search goes on.
After awhile I gave my first clue, and told everyone that the egg was hidden on the right side of this fence.
My sisters eventually focused on the tangerine tree.
They were looking all around the tree but focusing on the leaves, branches and roots!
It was sooooo funny, I started cracking up!
Landon, who knew where the egg was hidden, started cracking up too.
Then Didi said, "Should we pick the tangerines?" Geri then squeezed the very tangerine that the egg was hidden in and said, "Nah, they're soft." !!!!!!!!!! Heeeeelarious!!
After awhile, it was time to give them my scrambled clue. It didn't take long before Geri shouted, "TANGERINE!!!"
And they made a mad dash for the tree.
Teren found the winning fruit. He said that he saw the tape. I thought it was so appropriate that he found it, because after all, he's the very one who said . . .
"You know, you could actually hide an egg in one of um."
The food theme today was a kinda Make-Your-Own-Mexican where you could take whatever fillings you wanted and make your own tacos, nachos, or whatever. I'll post those pictures next time.
Another Anti-Ant Attempt - We were jubilant that we found the solution to keeping the ants off of the Satsuma tangerine tree with Tree Tanglefoot at its base. Unfortunately.... arrrg...
3 hours ago