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The Great Easter Egg Shootout-St. Louis Style

Every year my family gathers for Easter…and has The Great Easter Egg Shootout. ™ We have the best time. First, we get a target and hang it in the woods behind our house.

Pirate target

This year the target was a pirate. Yeah, no clue…but there you have it. A pirate.

sling shot

Then we take a large slingshot…and, well…shoot at the target.

sling shot easter eggs

There is a lot of competition between the boys.

shooting easter eggs

…and the girls

easter egg shoot

We have so much fun with our silly family tradition.

easter egg shoot

It’s one of my favorite afternoons. Year after year.

blowing bubbles

Since the kids get bubbles in their Easter baskets each year…there is usually a fair amount of bubbles floating around. (Yes, I still do Easter baskets for my grown kids.)

age doesn't matter

We believe in an equal opportunity shoot out. We’re forever young in our family.

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  • Becky April 26, 2011, 7:49 am

    That looks like so much fun! I see these posts every year and I still want to know where to get one of those sling shots. My kids are older now and I know they would love to start a new tradition like this one.

  • Kay April 26, 2011, 8:11 am

    Becky, the slingshot is a water balloon launcher. We found ours at Sports Authority.

  • Amanda April 26, 2011, 9:56 am

    How awesome!! You’ll treasure these forever!!! Thinking about your family today!! HUGS!

  • Kate May 1, 2011, 6:28 pm

    These photos are fabulous, girl!

  • easter 2012 July 31, 2011, 11:03 am

    Nice photos, looks like you had an amazing time together! We’re going to do the same thing next Easter 2012! Already looking forward to it.

  • psychoterapia kraków January 27, 2012, 4:38 am

    I also admire photos on this page. Thanks for an idea how I can spend the time with family. I’m going to organise some competition.

  • psychoterapeuta wroc?aw February 5, 2012, 9:38 am

    Yeah, this kind of competition sounds great for me. Nice pictures :-)

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