Apr 12, 2009

This is supposed to be fun, right?

Yesterday afternoon I got out all of the Egg Coloring Supplies and prepared the dye for the boys. We'd stopped on the way home from soccer and picked up 18 eggs, then boiled them after we got home.

Once I got it all prepared, I set it up on the deck. The boys dug right in and started dropping eggs in the cups.




Who knew you needed vinegar to mix with the dye and water? (Not I.) I only had enough vinegar to add to the blue, green and yellow, but as far as I can tell, it didn't make a difference.




Who knew you needed gloves to protect your hands while you dye the eggs? (Not I.)






I've already made a mental note to add that to the list for next year. And of course since it's a figurative note, not a literal note, I'm sure I'll forget.

And who knew babies needed to wear protective headgear in order to enjoy the festivities? (Not I.) Our first casualty:



At first he didn't seem to notice, and then all of a sudden, he did:



There wasn't too much arguing over who got what color and whose eggs were whose.




In the end, each egg was dyed and each child was happy.





Here's the one everyone picked as their favorite:



Maybe the vinegar DID make a difference, after all ... the blue ones were beautiful.



Happy Easter! I should be back later tonight with pictures from our second Egg Hunt and the kids enjoying their Easter baskets.

2 comments:

Sarah T. said...

Did it not come with the little wire egg holder thingies so you don't have to use your hands, or did the boys just want to use their hands? I only remember vinegar being involved because I remember it smelling gross. Still, your eggs came out beautifully! Hope the boys don't have zombie hands for the next two weeks.

Katherine said...

There was only one egg dipper, so I let them use their hands. Rookie mistake.

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