Living with Burkitt's

One family's experience with Burkitt's Lymphoma

Best Easter Egg Hunt EVER!

on March 25, 2013

Family with Easter Bunny

Last Saturday, we attended the Make-a-Wish annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year in Utah, the event was held at two locations: Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City, and the Ogden Eccles Dinosaur Park in Ogden. We chose Ogden.

The day was cold and there was a light dusting of snow on the ground. We dressed for the weather in parkas, hats and gloves. We arrived a little early and had time to explore the indoor museum before the hunt began.

My girl

Because of the cold, attendance was light. There were only about twenty or thirty kids and thousands of candy-filled eggs littering the grounds of the Dinosaur Park. The organizer started dividing the children by age, and then said, “Aw, go where you want. Just don’t run over the little ones.”

Egg Hunt

I was glad I had brought extra grocery bags because my kids’ plastic buckets filled quickly, while there were still plenty of eggs. I followed Madeline while she filled the grocery bag. There were so many eggs, she complained that her back hurt from the bending and from carrying the heavy bag. When it was full, she gave up, leaving eggs on the ground.

Andrew’s bag was not as full as Madeline’s, but Chris told me that Andrew exclaimed during the hunt, “I hate cancer, but this is totally worth it!” I can’t say I agree with the last part, but it was great to see him so happy.

After the egg hunt, the party continued inside the museum where our children were delighted by a face painter, balloon artist, crafts and games.


Andrew is planning to return to school this week for three days. He will hopefully go tomorrow!

Yesterday, We took Andrew to Primary (LDS children’s Sunday School class) for the first time since October, and he did well. He jumped right back in, and we will be back to reminding him not to talk out of turn in no time.

Ogden Dinosaur Park

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