Tuesday, May 24, 2011

JDRF Egg Hunt

Well, this will give a great big clue on how behind I am in posting pictures!  LOL

Our local JDRF group sponsors an egg hunt each year - a sugar-free egg hunt!  (The eggs include things like playdoh, chalk eggs, small toys, bubbles and jewelry.)  It was a beautiful day and lots of fun was had!  Little Miss Independent was ready to go even before it was time!

 There were things to keep the children entertained before the hunt - face painting, decorating bags, chalk and bubbles.  My crew always enjoys the big bubble wands!

 I'm thankful for this group and their efforts on behalf of our kids.  This egg hunt is a small thing in a lot of ways, but for a child with diabetes, these "candy event's can be a challenge.  It can be just one more thing that is hard.  It is really a nice alternative and also a fun time to connect with some other families.  We enjoyed seeing some friends there.
 So many kids were afraid of the Easter Bunny.  Eliana took a little time to warm up to him, but soon was giving him high fives.  
 She even shared her eggs with him.

Trying to get a good group shot.  Smiles are clearly optional.

 The balloon swords are always a hit with my boys.  Always ready for a sword fight!

It's nice for them to be able to enjoy this event and not have to worry about the sugar causing spikes.  They even had some low carb juice boxes!

Thanks JDRF for a fun afternoon!