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. 




  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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