yes, easter. i know its been a while but i thought i'd share a few photos. we did the naturally dyed eggs again this year. i used this method, something new. it gives a nice little chart of possible ingredients to use, which you then boil for quite a bit. after getting the color desired, we put the eggs in jars over night to soak. i love how every year the colors come out differently and also how the eggs change colors over time after they are dyed. next year i will make some to keep out of blown eggs. i didn't have the patience to do it this year... or my usual easter egg tree. oh, well. next year we will have a baby to share it with.
the kids really like to help with the process. i sent them into the yard with a basket to find as many potential ingredients as they could. they like thinking up ideas and putting the eggs in and pulling them out. there is not much to do beyond that though. maybe next year we will also try some different methods of adding decorations too.
they had a really fun easter egg hunt waiting for them at their grandparents house too. there was so much candy and sweets that day that haven't even eaten everything yet! i made them baskets this year, using this pattern. it was so easy and fun and i will make some more for storage. looking forward to three baskets next year too! first holidays are always so fun.
speaking of eggs. i have eaten egg burritos every day for nearly two weeks! i can't get enough. granola and yogurt is another craving. today i had cereal and salad for lunch. so random. pizza with black olives and pineapple... yum. the baby seems to like sweets also.... or at least that is my excuse anyway.