Friday, April 29, 2011

Dip and Dye

This was year number two of dying Easter eggs with Gramma and it's something Alia thoroughly looks forward to while they are visiting! 

These little tablets make the water look so pretty... that Alia thought they should smell pretty too!

We had a "magic crayon" that you could use to write secret messages on the egg... that would later appear after they had been dyed. It was a hit!

Look who woke up from nap to join in the fun! Larren had no idea what was going on... but she just knew it was exciting and didn't want to miss a moment!

Dying eggs is not for the faint hearted...

... as you can imagine, it took a good couple washes for her hands to no longer resemble an Easter egg themselves!

Some eggs got sparkly stickers...

Some eggs got hijacked by a certain someone until a search was warranted...

Some eggs got colorful "popa dots"...

Little Larren just wanted SO BADLY to help... so occasionally she would offer her services...

which more often than not, resulted in this! :)

But with each egg she got gentler and gentler... and Larren hasn't fully caught on to GENTLE... so we might be hard boiling eggs more often! :)

All in all... lots of fun, and yummy eating later!

Is Easter about Easter eggs, and Easter baskets, and pretty dresses, and chocolate bunnies? Absolutely not. BUT... these little traditions bring families together, and we're all for that. We'll be continually teaching our girls the TRUE meaning of Easter (Jesus dying on the cross for our sins, conquering DEATH, and LIVING so that we may have life right along with Him!) ... but our family will also be enjoying some good ole' traditions as we go!

I have a couple fun Easter lessons that I have come across for next year and can't wait for BOTH girls to participate!
On a blog I like to peek at every now and then, these resurrection rolls were featured and this idea of turning a picture of the child into a coloring page to make the message of Jesus dying for THEM just a little more real!

I'll be on the look out for more ideas so if you have any... I'm all ears!

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