Sunday, April 24, 2011

colored eggs

Who doesn't love coloring Easter eggs?

It seems like I always forget how much fun everyone has doing this.
We used to move the kitchen table outside to do the eggs, and when Kelly was three, we were moving it to the deck to pull up the rug and she asks all excited, "Is it Easter again?" It was about 10 months later, but it sure made an impression! How does a three year old remember something almost a year later unless it was super fun?

With Paige's help, we decided to try and make the eggs as vivid and colorful as possible. No pastel for us this year!

Now that they are older, they give up on trying to use the little wand about half-way though the eggs.

But still like to show me every creation ~
It was even more fun for Mike and I this year, since Mikey was in on it too -- it's not his first Easter, but it's the  first year for coloring his own egg!

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I remember waiting for the Easter Bunny with my cousin Kendra when were about 4 years old. We were in the living room of her house and peeking out the curtains wanting SO bad to get a glimpse of him.
We waited and waited.
We never saw him...

I also remember being in the back yard of my grandparents house for a big egg hunt with a bunch of the cousins. The older boys were getting all the eggs and taunting us with how many they had (Ken, Mike, and even John!) so uncle Mickey was pointing out ones for us that they had missed. :p

Our hunts are never that big of a deal.
For a long time it was just for the two kids -- and usually it's in the house because the weather is bad.

We never have it first thing in the morning.

More often than not, we reuse the baskets from the year before, or the ones that Papa Bruce and Aunt Nancy send (thank you again, they love them)

The big deal for our family is coloring the eggs.

After the hunt, we have egg salad sandwiches for lunch ~

Happy Easter!


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Looks like you all had a great time with the Easter eggs!!! said...

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Ingrid said...

Love the pictures! Looks like a great time. :)

Cyndi Hendrickson said...

I copied you on the clear cups last year but this year Dave bought some new fangled coloring kit. They squeezed color into plastic baggies and then rubbed the eggs around in the baggies. It was kind of lame. I think we'll go back to the old fashioned kind next year. We did have our egg salad sandwiches, though :-)

carol anne said...

We have done one like that before -- and the glitter ones -- and the tie dye ones....
This year I tried some with just the baking food dye (the paste stuff) and they were vibrant, but hard to mix. Paige came up with doubling up on the tablets. We had two boxes, so she made sure she put the correct colors together ;) I think those worked out pretty well.
Now that they are older (and so many of them) we end up with SO much egg salad, it's crazy! Thankfully they all like it ~

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