Yesterday I took my boy for an Easter egg hunt in the woods. Having been looking religiously on weather sites to see what the weather would be like over Easter, it isn't looking as though the sun is going to be shining at all in the week up to Easter and on the day itself, so I decided to have an impromptu Easter egg hunt with my little one in the woods by my parents house.
I used to always go to these woods for a walk when I was a child and a teenager. There is something so peaceful about them and hardly anyone goes there, bar a few people who walk there dogs there. When Tyler Lee and I were there no one else was to be seen. It was lovely having the whole place to ourselves, it was peaceful, idyllic and the perfect place to take some Easter themed pictures and have a little Easter egg hunt.
Now that Tyler Lee is old enough to participate in things fully I thought it would be lovely to have a little Easter egg hunt with him. I was going to have it in our back garden but the photographer in me just wasn't feeling the backdrop for the pictures I wanted to take, it was then that I decided that the woods would be the perfect setting, it's safe there, quiet and there were lots of trees for us to hang our Easter decorations off.
I just hung some homemade bunting between the trees, put eggs on stakes in the ground and decorated the branches of trees with Easter eggs, my boy was a very willing helper with all of this. I then dotted some chocolate eggs and bunnies around the trees and gave him a basket to place his chocolate treasure in as he found them. Our little Easter egg hunt is proof that you don't need to spend a lot of money to make your child happy and give them great fun and memories that last.
When he found them all he begun to take everything out of the basket and back into the place where he found them - he's so funny. After he decided enough was enough and he couldn't resist the chocolate anymore he peeled open his Cadbury's Buttons egg and took a huge bite - he was so happy!
I love these little adventures and moments we have together, something so simple as a trip to the woods, some cheap decorations and some chocolate really made my boys day, he was so happy and really cute kissing his bunny and giving me lots of kisses and cuddles too.
I absolutely love the pictures I got during our woodland Easter egg hug. They kind of have an Alice in Wonderland-esque feel to them I think, Alistair in Wonderland in boys case though!
We'll have to do this every year at Easter, it was the perfect little adventure and escape from the house for some fresh air.