Easter Egg Hunt/Mexican Pascua Peso-Toy Scramble

We had a small Easter Egg Hunt to celebrate this morning.  This was a last-minute, what can we do?  kind of thing, as there weren’t any community events to go to.  I checked out the dollar store here in Sayulita and it had absolutely nothing in the way of plastic eggs, baskets, chocolate bunnies, peeps or candy.   I thought about the 1 peso gum ball machines that dispense little toys  in a clear plastic bauble.    Trent is always finding these machines (and then asking for money to use in them.)  They worked perfectly as “eggs” with a prize inside, wrapped in colored paper and strewn throughout the yard.  The hard part was getting enough 1 peso coins–with 4 kids I needed at least 50.   But there is no bank in town, and no store would let me “buy” 1 peso coins.  The bus drivers let me buy them, but only 10 per driver, so I spent a half hour at the bus stop waiting for more busses to come.

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Niko’s mom, Paulina, took these pictures and then tricked them out with Photoshop.  Darren, Paulina and Niko moved into the house next door about a month ago.  Couldn’t ask for nicer neighbors!  Although they go to different schools, Trent and Niko are the same age and play together everyday. 

 

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4 Comments

  1. KAT said,

    April 5, 2010 at 7:05 am

    Looks like fun was had by all 🙂 Way to go mommies!

  2. Sandy said,

    April 5, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Very resourceful, Miss Colleen!! The photos are great!!

  3. Kristen said,

    April 5, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    Great job! Looks like a blast! I want pictures of the peso purchases at the bus stop!

    • April 5, 2010 at 4:53 pm

      Picture a buzzcut lesbish grandma gringa, loitering annoyedly with frequent nasal flarings, exasperated that the only way to get change for a dollar is to plead with bus drivers in broken Spanglish…


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