Deeds wants to wish everyone a very Hoppy Easter! He came home from school looking like the cutest bunny in the world yesterday and wouldn’t let us wash his face until bedtime. We had to go somewhere last night and he screamed in the car for almost 20 minutes because I wouldn’t turn around and go back to the house to get his ears. It was a long drive, it’s amazing how he attaches to things sometimes. Even when he headed off to the bus this morning he had to wear his ears.
We decided it was the perfect time to color eggs as well since Daddy now has Thursdays off and was home. I didn’t have food coloring like I thought so I ended up using a little icing gel paste coloring and it worked out really well. I almost wish I’d boiled more eggs so we could have tried out more colors. They were really vibrant and we had only let them sit for a second or two in the colors. I would squirt a bit of the coloring in a cup then use 1-2 tablespoons boiling water and stirred until the color was dissolved. Then we added 2 tablespoons white vinegar to each color and filled the cup the rest of the way up with hot water. I probably could have used 1 tablespoon vinegar but I’d read that someone else online said that they had the colors stain everything so I was hoping it might help to add more. It didn’t stain anything but we were also pretty careful. Deeds would freak out if he got any on his hands so daddy and mommy did most of the coloring and he would supervise. I also used our cheap little children’s Ikea cups for the colors which worked perfectly since they were just the right size to cover the entire egg AND I put the corresponding color in the matching cup so the kids could really tell them apart. We’ll be doing that again next year and as a matter of fact when the kids outgrow the cups I think I’ll just put them in the Easter box to use from now on.
Daddy now works during the weekends so grandma and grandpa are going to go to the egg hunt tomorrow with us. Grandpa is going to bring his nice camera so hopefully we can get some fun pictures. We woke up to snow today but it’s suppose to get nice again tomorrow so we will cross our fingers and toes.
Deeds, Magpie and mommy also get to go to a Neon Trees benefit concert for his school tomorrow night. If you are in the area come have fun with awesome music and support our little dudes school! Click the link on their name for tickets.
Once again from our home to yours we wish you a Happy Easter. Gwen and I found this video and I hope it touches you the way it touches us.