We started the morning with a neighborhood egg hunt that one of my industrious neighbors put together. The kids LOVED it and it was nice for the grown-ups too as there was a table in the middle of the sidewalk with bagels, cream cheese, doughnuts and lots of coffee!
Here's Miss Pickle on the hunt:
She found one!
Pickle and Gooser taking a break from egg-hunting:
The big boys!
OMG--isn't this sweet!? So glad I captured this!
Then I spent what seemed like hours boiling eggs in preparation for the dying festivities. We take Easter egg dying VERY seriously in this house! There's a lot of tension and competion (especially between me and Don!) to see who will come up with the best and most artistic egg.
You could cut the tension with a knife:
See all those eggs? Four dozen, baby!
Andy and Gooser hard at work:
Apparently, Pickle was trying to dye her face blue...
She sat in Andy's lap most of the time:
The finished product! (Well...some of them!)
As further proof of my egg-love, I have a collection of egg cups that I like to display our creations in.
I like this artsy pic:
Then we have the contest--we go through the eggs one by one and deem which ones are worthy to continue in the competition (Don is definitely the Simon Cowell in this scenario ).
And then there were four...
Pickle casting her vote:
And the winner is...Gooser's egg!
I even used eggs as a model tonight for a charcoal drawing:
I think I have a problem...
I'd better go get some rest for our big meet-up with the bunny tomorrow!