Right up until the dog woke us up at 6:15 this morning (gotta love waking up to the sound of a dog getting sick on your living room carpet... I don't understand why he won't do that on the tile!!), we had big plans to go to Bellingrath Gardens today for their annual Easter Egg Hunt on the Great Lawn.
What we realized at 6:15, though, was that it was raining out. A lot. So we went back to bed for a while and hoped that it would stop sooner than later so it would dry out a little before the hunt started at 9:30. When we woke up at 7, we started to realize that wasn't going to happen. We got moving anyway, just in case, but it wasn't looking good.
Finally, sometime before the kid got up, and while we listened to thunder and watched sheets of rain come down, we decided not to try at all. Instead, we quickly stuffed some plastic eggs (re-using the candy Michaela had already gotten from the Coast Guard Easter party... now that's thinkin'!) and broke out the eggs we colored yesterday and hid them all around the living room, dining room, and kitchen.
When Michaela got up, she seemed to have forgotten about going to Bellingrath, but she was MORE than happy to look for eggs around the house. She totally got into it, squealing whenever she found another egg, and loved all the candy!
So we managed to avoid the disappointment of the missed hunt and the "princesses" (Azalea Trail Maids), and I think we may have even done better here at home!