Wow! Just WOW! Amazing weekend. Seriously one of those weekends I wish I could stop time. The weather was picturesque which meant we were outside all weekend. Saturday morning started it all. We were invited to partake in Eckert’s Egg-citement. Eckert’s is an amazing family farm here in the St. Louis metro area that gets families. They invite families out each season for all kinds of fun. We have a tradition of going in the fall for E’s birthday but we had never been out for spring before. For the three weeks leading up to Easter, Eckert’s hosts an amazing Easter Egg Hunt in their fields. Check the site here
We were invited to experience the fun with a few other families as Eckert’s guests and I am unbelievably grateful. I LOVE experiences…experiences create memories that last a lifetime and when you can capture them in pictures, you get visuals that warm your heart forever. This day was one of those days. We headed over to the Belleville Farm at 8:45 so we could be there for 9:40 meet and greet and prep for the 10:00 hunt, the first hunt of the day. If you go, make sure you bring an Easter basket. If you forget, they have some for purchase.
I love the way they do the hunts, the fields are separated into sections so the little ones don’t get trampled by the bigger kids but everyone is invited to hunt. So this is when I warn you. You’re about to experience cuteness overload. You see, we didn’t just get to experience all that Eckert’s has to offer, we had a professional photographer, Ashley Kuenstler, come along. I can’t thank her enough for all these amazing images.
MiniE also got in on the hunting fun. This was really the first year that she “got it” so it was extra special fun to watch her light up. You can see them both hunting on Vine here.
We’re so fortunate to have her catch some of these priceless family memories
After the hunt, we jumped around to the other family activities which included face painting, and bounce houses. We spent 2 hours just seeing it all, going on a hay ride and holding some adorable chickies and bunnies.
You really only have four more days to experience Eckert’s Egg-Citement,
The hardest part of writing this post was trying to decide what pictures to use. There were so many but that’s only because the experience lended itself to pictures and memory making. I can’t tell you how many families I saw out there in their Easter best using the gorgeous farm grounds as a backdrop for what looked like some adorable pictures.
After a short visit with the Easter Buddy, we capped off our trip to the farm with lunch at Eckert’s Restaurant and it was as yummy as the cookies we decorated. Eckert’s really is a great place for everyone. They also have a onsite nursery which had Scott and I shopping for pots and new plants.
You have two more weekends to have your own Eckert’s fun. Egg Hunts are every Saturday and Sunday till Easter and hunts are every hour from 10 AM to 2 PM but my advice is get to the early hunt and plan to make a day of it. You won’t want to miss anything.
I have so much more to tell you about the weekend like that I got to run TWICE and one of those times was actually with someone but I’ll save all the fun details of that for another post! Check out Saturday’s post for a few other fun details.
How was your weekend? Have you ever spent the day on the farm? Have you been to Eckert’s?
I was given the opportunity to experience Eckert’s for free but all opinions are my own.