5 Bloggers Head To Eckert's For Easter Egg-Citement
Easter is just around the corner and we’ve teamed up with Eckert’s and five family bloggers to share some inspiring tidbits from a spring day well spent. Our five bloggers and their loved ones headed to Eckert’s Egg-citement event to enjoy the fresh air, festivities and get an oh-so-needed dose of spring.
The Egg-citement event at Eckert’s features an egg hunt, Easter-themed face painting, tractor rides, bunny and chick petting, seed planting, cookie decoration and more. Take a look at some of the activities and moments they enjoyed.
Jillian Pye, owner and blogger at A Little Slice of Pye, savored the spring experience at Eckert’s with her children who jumped right into the activities. While her kids enjoyed hopping form site to site, she soaked in the memories and amazing weather. She writes, “the beauty of Eckert’s is that it is nearly impossible to have a bad time.” Read more about Jillian’s experience on her blog, A Little Slice of Pye.
Mary Schaubert, lifestyle blogger of Light Sleeper, Heavy Dreamer, took in the afternoon with her husband and young daughter, Claire. She most enjoyed watching Claire pet the Easter animals and the sunny tractor ride. They also made a point to check out the Eckert’s store for snacks and goodies.
Mary blogs, “I remember thinking this is as good as it will ever get, this day.” She looks forward to enjoying another day close to paradise when strawberry picking begins at Eckert’s in May. Read more about Mary’s spring afternoon on her blog, Light Sleeper, Heavy Dreamer.
Katie McFarland, family and fitness blogger of Mommy’s Little Running Buddy, enjoyed getting a day outdoors with her family. Katie’s children participated in the face-painting, cookie decorating and pictures with the Easter bunny before capping off the afternoon with lunch. She also used the day at Eckert’s as an opportunity to prepare for spring and summer gardening.
She writes, “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 an on-site nursery which had Scott and I shopping for pots and new plants.” Learn more about her afternoon at Mommy’s Little Running Buddy.
Owner of STL Motherhood, Denise Bertacchi, enjoyed the sunny day with her son, Mitch. She writes, “Mitch really liked the bunnies and chicks that Eckert’s has for holding and petting.” She loved watching the excitement on her son’s face when he got to hold the tiny animals.
”Pull up a haybale and grab your camera–you don’t want to miss this,” she says, “unlike other places where you can visit with animals, these tiny critters can be held by your child in their lap.” She also enjoyed watching Mitch ride the toy tractors around the farm. Read more about Denise’s experience on her blog, STL Motherhood.
Christia DeShields, a fashion and family blogger, wrote about her experience at Eckert’s on her blog, Moda Christia. DeShields was excited to take her son, Shiloh, to enjoy the Eckert’s experiences she enjoyed as a kid. She loved that the egg hunts were organized by age group, giving her 8-month-old a chance to find eggs with the other youngest children and their parents.
She blogs, “It’s really neat the way they have the hunt broken up by age groups. Shiloh’s 2 and under group went first, and although he had no clue what was going on, he had a blast. It was so great to hang out with my family and connect with other families at the Easter Egg-citement event.” DeShields continued, “Eckert’s is a great place to make family memories and you still have time to get in on all of the fun.” Read more about Christia’s family fun experience at Moda Christia.
Ready for your turn at the warm weather fun? There are still more spring events to look forward to at Eckert’s. Check out their website to find events and plan your trip to the farm. And don’t forget that strawberry picking at Eckert’s starts in May!
All photos by Ashley Kuenstler for ALIVE Magazine and Midwest Influencer Network.