Decorating Easter Eggs

by Janice

Saturday night, Jackson, Olivia and I went over to our neighbor’s house to decorate eggs together. It was fun and, of course with a two year old at work, a little messy.

My neighbor had a great tip — use an empty egg carton with the tips cut off to hold the eggs while they are drying. It worked perfectly!


I asked Jackson to show me one of the eggs he had decorated for a picture, and he promptly stuck it in his mouth. Ay yi yi. What is a mother to do, but click.


Of course, Olivia has to copy her big brother. And getting his sister to misbehave is Jackson’s greatest joy.


After the eggs were all finished, my kids didn’t waste a second and started peeling. Somehow a decorated egg is all of a sudden irresistible.


After a few minutes of trying to get into her egg, Olivia gave up and tried to eat it anyway.


And I quickly snapped a few shots of the uneaten eggs…



HAPPY EASTER to you all!!!

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1 Naomi April 4, 2010 at 11:05 am

That is a good idea… we have free range eggs from a friend’s stable so they’re already pretty colors. I just picked the palest ones for the kids to decorate. Fun!


2 Janice April 5, 2010 at 12:34 am

How lovely to have free range eggs for your family! Hope you had a wonderful day!


3 Anjie April 4, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Great looking eggs! Happy Easter!


4 Janice April 5, 2010 at 12:33 am

THANKS – hope you had a great day!


5 Susie's Homemade April 4, 2010 at 10:37 pm

We did that today!! I hope you guys had a GREAT EASTER:-)


6 Janice April 5, 2010 at 12:35 am

I bet you had fun too! Hope you had a great Easter too! :)


7 Tired Mom Tésa April 6, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Looks like everyone had a great time. That’s a great tip to use the egg carton in that way, I hope I remember to do that next year!


8 Amy April 11, 2010 at 1:01 am

beautiful eggs! Hey, I found you through 6 degrees of blogging! You are being linked on my blog today!


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