Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The Easter Egg Hunt

As I mentioned on Little Man's birthday we went to an Easter Egg hunt. This wasn't just ANY Easter Egg Hunt. No, this was one that we were invited to go to at the University of Utah. They hold an egg hunt every year for children with diabetes and their families. It was quite the event. Complete with balloon animals, face painting, magic show, the Eater Bunny, learning classes for the parents, lunch from Jason's Deli, and movies. Oh and the actual hunt itself. It was sponsored by Walgreen's and they provided every child with 2 toys. Yes TWO toys! Not just any little toy either, Dude got a K'nex set and a pack of markers. Princess got a Disney princess makeup kit and a doll that is 1/4 of her height. Little Man got a pack of dump trucks and some crayons.

It was a blast. While we are still adjusting to diabetes being in our home, I feel grateful for events like this and programs like the JDRF that helps us to feel so normal. It helps when all the other kids in the room get shots and make pump adjustments at lunch. All of the sudden Princess isn't quite as different. I just wish I could have taken all my new internet (and some here at home) diabetes buddies. Hopefully we get invited back again next year!


:) Tracie said...

Very cool!

It really is a blessing for our kids to know that they are not alone in this and to see other kids who are dealing with the same thing they are. I think it helps them to deal better.

Tristan said...

That is awesome! I'm glad there are programs like that for your family.

Greg and/or Angie said...

How did you get invited? We need to get in on that next year! Looks like so much fun. Angie

Cindy said...

That's awesome that they did a hunt like that. My husband went to diabetes camp for many years. He always loved seeing that he wasn't some weird kid with diabetes. It was nice for him to know there were other kids dealing with it, too.

Amy said...

Very cool! I soooo wish I could have found something like this around here! We had to leave church early last week, because they were having an egg hunt and I just didn't want a bunch of problematic candy sitting around. We're having one this weekend with my family and it's going to be tough enough!
So glad that you guys had a great time!