egg hunting at citrus state park

April 1, 2013


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It’s a massive orange grove, so we limited our eggs to one row and within 4 trees on each side of that row. Ben did a good job hiding the eggs and if we left some, then someone will get a surprise one day when they find it. The girls were totally into it, especially that little Glow. She watched what her big sisters were doing and she immediately knew what to do! It took us a bit of time to get situated after the girls ran around, Ben laying the eggs out, then doing the egg hunt, that we didn’t get to actually have our picnic. The park close time was earlier than we thought, so we had to skedaddle out of there. Instead, we drove down the road a bit, pulled over on the side of the road right next to the orange groves and had the picnic in our car. With 4 kids, you’ve gotta try and stay flexible when things don’t go as planned. I don’t always flex so easily, but this day, we all just rolled with it. Thankfully.

It’s a place not too far from us, so we’d love to go exploring more when we’re able to. Next time, we will be sure to allow for ample picnic time in the orange grove. Despite our picnic getting cut short, I think it’s obvious from these pictures that the girls still had the most lovely time. Wouldn’t you agree?!

13 comments on “egg hunting at citrus state park”

  • Tanya says:

    I always think it’s amazing when I see citrus just growing like that, because I’ve never lived in a place warm enough for that. It’s like citrus just appears at the store for us! 🙂 Looks like a fun day, and at least you made it out there at all. My kids are older and I still have a hard time getting out of the house with them.

  • Julie says:

    Love it that Glow just started going for the oranges at the end. Love watching this family of yours grow!

  • what a wonderful place to hide your eggs! lovely and i’m sure the girls will remember this easter hunt…

  • Adela says:

    I know all about flexibility I have 3 under the age of 7 ……..those cupakes scream spring picnic! Did you make them if so
    can I have the recipe?

  • Christine says:

    looks like a really memorable day for the kiddos. I have to ask are Soul’s shoes on the wrong feet? my son sometimes refuses to let me switch his shoes and he wears them wrong lol

    • mycakies says:

      they probably are! at this point, i don’t fight her too much about it. it’s not a battle i want to pick.

  • Helen says:

    This looks like a fantastic place for hide and seek, I too am amazed by the sight of oranges growing abundantly can you pick and eat them?
    Happy Easter

  • Meg says:

    oh, how lovely these pictures are! i grew up in Southern California and am now on the opposite coast in boston and one of the major things i miss is the verdant beauty and intoxicating smell of the orange groves. looking at your pictures, brought back those beautiful memories as it is thundering outside my window. thanks for making my day a bit brighter! happy belated easter and a very happy spring, too!

  • giulia says:

    i’m sure you had the best time anyways. and i’m also sure the girls loooved a picnic in the car, it sounds more adventurous than a regular park picnic!

  • I love the big wire basket!

  • Anna says:

    How beautiful! your girls are getting so big. I love following your blog and seeing all the adventures you go on.

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