The girlies felt pretty big shot, as they were allowed actual hands-on access to the dye cups! Of course, Jin now has blue stained grout in her kitchen tile. But, hey... it is HER tradition! The blue will just make for a nice memory!
That picture of Maddi should sum up our whole Easter season. The kids were in a bit of wonderment, but I still think that next year will be even more "clear" as far as egg hunting and such.
Jin took some precaution by putting newspaper all over her kitchen floor.
Staci decided she would video. I would take pictures. Jin would supervise the show.
Gabbi pretty much just wanted to eat the newspaper.
We made bunny rabbit necklaces before we headed out. Maddi stayed over at our house for a while, so we did a "Craft". However, if you check out her wrists, you will see that only a necklace is never enough for Priss. She had on about 7 bracelets at one time, and of course, her "beads" were draped over one shoulder. Very chic!
And Miss Maddi is sporting hers. I think this picture is funny, because this is the EXACT face she makes at me when I "correct" her. I swear, it is like, "and who the hell do you think you are telling me 'no'?" Look at that blank stare. Chills to the bone! It was fun to see my girls both sitting up in an activity. Pretty cute! (and I got those cute bunny clips from.... you know it... Etsy!)
This may actually be the blue dye mishap?!
Why, yes... I believe it is! So, let's cut to something more pleasant. This would be JinJin's Easter present from the girls. The card to the right is the one we sent out to about 50-60 people this past week. It says, "You bet your keister, we love Easter. The Groves Family". Isn't it just precious. You know who made it for me. I bought some really cute envelope in all different sizes/shapes at Archivers. Do any of you have one of THOSE stores nearby? Duuuude. I am SO glad I don't ! I bought these in Boise recently. They are 4x4 square. I just love fun shaped things in the mail! Don't you?! I also try to hand address all of them every month. That is another thing that makes you want to tear into mail, don't you agree?!
I made Pops/Nana, JinJin, and DeeDee/Granddad a "brag book" out of cute little scalloped chipboard books that were at the DOLLAR counter at Michaels. A friend of mine, Jennifer, sent me a whole wad of them, and I LOVE them. I made pics of all my books for you, Jenn, and intend to send them to you soon with a check to cover my "tools".
Here is little Gaggi Gull. (aka Gabbi Girl).And Big britches... I don't know what she is planning. Maybe her next move! Be afraid. Very afraid!
Check out Maddi in the background writing on her egg. These two are gonna work at NASA someday. That is, if Harvard lets them go without bringing them on staff!
Here she is again. Under JinJin's direction.And Ellie starts to jot down a poem on hers. Show off!
See? JinJin is stunned! She didn't know she had such a broad vocabulary and that she was so adept at haikus!
Ok, so whose kid do you think this is?! She thinks this is just what you do! You see a camera, you go stick it in someone's face.
IN this case, Gabbi's! ANd then, of course, you check out your work! And think of your Photoshop potential! I must say, Gabbi was a sitting duck there, just being so cute and ASKING to be photographed! Oh no she din't have to go and put it in her mouth. Awwwwww....WHAT?! Did she pick the egg that said, "Gabbi"? HOW do you get two girls with such staggering intelligence?! How?! We did the very boring, plain ol' Paas eggs. We had tattoos to add, but, ummmmm.... NO! These are just awesome!
We had one more bucket to deliver, so we jumped in the car to head to Masson's (our babysitter).Another Easter egg dye has come and gone. Wait til you see what we DID with those eggs. Plus another 700 or so. Easter egg hunt at Staci's!!! More details tomorrow!
Bye y'all. Happy Easter!! Melanie