Happy Easter from us here at the Dandelion Wrangler! It’s been a wonderful weekend on the West Coast. We’ve been fortunate to have sunny skies with warm-ish spring weather throughout this holiday weekend. We set up the bouncy castle for the kids and worked on an assortment of outdoor projects. We got things done, and had a productive weekend! The grass is freshly mowed and the beds are clean with a fresh top dressing and bright with new growth poking out of the soil! I love this part of spring!
A highlight of our long weekend was most certainly the Egg Hunt at VanDusen Gardens in Vancouver. Tickets always sell out fast, and must be purchased weeks in advance at the garden. The cost per kid is competitive for Easter egg hunts at $6.50, but there is a adult charge as well, $10.75 which also covers your admission into the garden. In what I see as a serious membership perk, members do not have to pay the adult ticket fee for this event, and just have to pay for the kids they bring! And yes, It is worth the extra effort to get to this event! The hunt was sponsored by Purdy’s, and the children made out like bandits!
Elizabeth went egg hunting with the older kids in the garden’s famous Elizabethan hedge maze. While right next to it, the apple orchard was set up for the smaller kids. It made an excellent spot to grab a few pictures of the kids while they filled their baskets! Props to the guys refilling the eggs. They were creative and often humorous with their egg placements. We had a lot of fun in among the trees, spending time together at this great family event.