Monday night was family night and a perfect opportunity to decorate eggs for Easter. This week I am going out of town for a few days for my annual scrapbooking retreat with friends. I arrive back home on Saturday evening…Sunday is Easter…so I knew Monday was our window of opportunity. 🙂
Egg decorating is a favorite holiday tradition and the kids always look forward to getting their “creative” groove on. This year I picked up a couple different decorating kits to try out. For a dollar per kit, and the cheap price of eggs, you really would be hard pressed to find cheaper entertainment. We boiled 4 dozen eggs so that everyone could decorate 6 or 7. My kids all love hard-boiled eggs so I knew they would be eaten.
I am finding that with the growing size of our family 2 dozen eggs just doesn’t cut it anymore. 🙂
We spent a couple of hours decorating eggs and enjoying family time. It was fun seeing the different creative designs the kids came up with and how their personal styles were reflected in their designs. Here is a look at our colorful night:
But that’s not all! Other “egg”cellent happenings around here include:
Last Saturday the girls were hired to be face painters for Chippewa’s Easter celebration and egg hunt. The girls love doing it and were thrilled to be asked again. Ozzie had a visit with his biological sister so I took Tyler along, thinking he would enjoy the egg hunt.
I was wrong.
He became very anxious when he saw all the kids and didn’t want to participate. Instead he visited the balloon artist and enjoyed a free cookie. 🙂 The weather was bitterly cold but luckily the girls had a standing outdoor heater set up near them that took the chill off.
The crowds didn’t hang around for long and soon after the egg hunt was over the girls were paid and told that they could pack up. Tyler asked Molly if she would help him look through the hay to see if any eggs had been overlooked during the egg hunt. 🙂
When we got home we had a few hours before we had to head out again so we decided to work on some projects. Recently I offered Molly a business opportunity. Molly, who loves to organize and is very good at it, was given the chance to make some spending money. I have found that I simply haven’t been able to keep up with all the cleaning/organizing tasks that I’d like to (as I have been working with Ozzie) so I suggested that over spring break, if she wanted to, she could empty drawers and cabinets, wipe them down, and reorganize them for a dollar a drawer. She jumped at the chance and her results have been impressive…worth every dollar!!
I spent Saturday tackling the momentous job of organizing the 1200 photos I ordered for my scrapbooking retreat into piles for individual scrapbooking pages. The task took me 7 hours as I compiled the photos, each child’s journal entry for that day, and paper/stickers for the Disney album I will be working on. I am hoping that the hours of work I invested on this side of the trip will save me hours of work during the trip so that I can spend more time on the fun, creative part of scrapbooking our vacation memories.
Tomorrow I head out and I won’t lie…
I can’t wait!
See you later, gator. 🙂