Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Eggstravaganza

We had a great Easter weekend. On Saturday, my folks and Auntie Art came down to dye eggs. Dyeing the eggs is one of my favorite parts of Easter, so I was glad my mom manned Edith so I could take some pictures and color a few eggs.

Such a tough job, but my mom was willing to make the sacrifice.

Big really got into it this year. Last year he stayed focused for about 10 minutes before he decided dyeing eggs is a bore and wandered off. This year he enjoyed himself so much that he even commandeered a few extra eggs from his siblings so he'd have more to dye. And, yes, Big needs a haircut.

Auntie Art patiently helped the two boys, so I got to just do my thing. So fun and relaxing. (Isn't her pregnant-with-twins belly cute?)

I think dyeing eggs is such a great way to learn patience. It takes time to dye eggs to perfection. Good job being patient, Bud.

The girls got in on the action, too. 

No eggs were damaged during the dyeing process, of course. Or if there were any, the evidence just may have been destroyed.

Besides the suspected demise of a few eggs, the only mishap was when Big spilled a huge cup of water in Auntie Art's lap. Thank goodness Bud was able to help her remedy the situation.

The afternoon was a whole lot of fun.

Now, time for some deviled eggs!


jww said...

Oooh, pretty eggs!!! (You are so brave! I hate dying eggs! Your kids are lucky you don't.) :) Glad your mom was able to take the "tough" job of tending a grandbaby. That's sure rough. ha :) Your sister looks so much like you! What a fun day. :)

Laura said...

Love the color combos - they are gorgeous!

SassyMama said...

I'm sure it is nice to have your parents back.

Dyeing eggs looks like much fun... our kids are still in the 5-10 minute attention span window which meant our eggs turned out very pastel:)

Sue said...

Thanks for the picture of me with a mouthful of egg! I had a great time though, thanks for inviting me :)

The Laundry Queen said...

You're welcome, Sue. I knew you'd love me for it. ; ) Believe it or not, the next photo of you smiling with egg in your mouth was worse, so i was being nice. The kids are expecting you to bring your boys and come do it again next year.