As per my usual, I've bah-hummed through yet another holiday. You will not walk into my house and see spring decor or loads of pastel in every nook and cranny. However, what I lack in decor, I make up for with holiday activities. I don't mind bringing in a bit of holiday cheer with the little man....and you better believe I'm nothing short of giddy to hide some eggs on Sunday and watch him squeal and laugh with delight as he finds them.
We had a rare Friday night with nothing going on, so I pegged that as the night we would whip through a couple of fun Easter-themed activities. The first and most obvious, of course, was getting our dye on with some hard boiled eggs. If you know anything about our family, you know we go through no less than 20 hard boiled eggs a week (not kidding), so I would be lying if I said I wasn't excited about adding some color to my otherwise ho-hum breakfast.
My friend, Heather, had this amazing idea to help make my egg dyeing with a toddler less painful...put the egg into a whisk and let him dunk and dye away! Pure genius! Cruz loved using the different color water and seeing it transform the outside of one of his favorite foods.
I wish I could say the color remained in the bowl and on the egg only, but you all know that's not at all possible with a sixteen month old child. I was still finding food colored water on my cupboards this morning.
And in other Easter news, since I wasn't going to be spending the holiday with my side of the fam - where my sister or mom usually provide the fun Jell-O jiggle treats for the kiddies (and let's face it...me) to enjoy - I opted to be the one to take on the task. Easy, right? Make Jell-O, fill mold with Jell-O, refrigerate and enjoy! Yeah, not so much.
I'm not even going to show a picture of the little disasters I created. There were headless ducks, bunnies with no ears, flowers with no petals and butterflies without wings...it was a Jell-O murder scene. The only ones that were salvageable...the jiggly eggs. Fail.
Happy Easter everyone!