The annual Teschow-Rogerson Easter egg hunt/picnic is a long-standing tradition between our two families.
Originally organized by my mother and her best friend, Jeanette Rogerson, the hunt includes lots of good food and of course, plenty of chocolate, coupled with time outside (yes, even when the weather is miserable, as it sometimes is apt to be in early spring), and a supply of hot tea or coffee in thermoses. In recent years, it has grown to include many new friends. This year, we were blessed with sunny – albiet extremely windy – weather, so we truly enjoyed several hours outdoors.
The delicious potluck smorgasboard, which included some Polish-inspired beets to complement the annual German potato salad and various assorted cheeses, etc., was followed by the Easter egg hunt ritual. Chocolate eggs were "hidden" (strewn liberally across the hill nearby) by two "responsible" adults, and then hunted by the children of all ages in our party. There were lots of kids this year; along with Alex and Simon, we had the Rogerson grandchildren (so cuuuute!!!) and a little friend, and also our realtor’s 12-year-old daughter.
Once all the eggs had been found and dumped onto a big blanket, the “adult chocolates” were sorted out, and everyone got to choose a few favourites from the communal pile.
The nice weather meant that several subgroups took walks around the park, or went to see the swans, to visited the Lake and throw rocks into the water. A friend from church also happened by with her two dogs, and we took an impromptu “family photo”!
(Want more? Here are some pics of Easter Sunday morning at our place… the boys followed the clues left by the Easter bunny to find a basket of goodies. Click on the first photo to enlarge.)