And so it was again.... JinJin comes over and brings all the necessary tools for the big egg dye.
This year; however, she wised up and used whisks for the girls to dip until their hearts were content.
She had the ol' crayon for writing names and phrases. Ellia, Allie, Ellie wrote her many monikers on her eggs.
Staci always acts like she is just going to help, but she totally gets all into it and paints as many eggs as the little girls do, I think.
I think I was responsible for covering the kitchen table, but when it involves yellow duct tape, I am all over that project!
It's something to see how my sweet baby Gabbi Girl has grown. To see her doing all of this by herself now is really something.
These two punks are old pros!
Just ask them!! They were doing ombre' and adding glitter and doing some multi color striping....
And I was just sitting back and capturing the whole thing on my smart phone. Did you know I NEVER use my camera anymore? NOPE! Every photo I take is pretty much taken with my phone. Just way too easy, ya know!
Sans make up. And shampoo. And day clothes.
I love traditions. I love that I still remember the tradition of finding all of our Easter presents by way of poems and hidden treats all over the house. In fact, I recently found one of the scavenger hunts my mom did for me. ANd by the way, I was in COLLEGE!! But we still came home for Easter Sunday, and to see what the Easter bunny brought us. NOPE... not spoiled a bit!
I will have to post that poem. And, I'll be sure and post how the Easter bunny left a trail for my girls to follow all over the house for their gifts this year too.
Oh that Gabs. She is eat up with sweetness.
Ta daaaaah... the finished product. All the girls got a dozen to do with as they pleased.
They filled their baskets, and went outside for a little egg hunt of their own.
I sat out in my cottage, my new "soul space" and made earrings and watched them from the window. My awesome husband had a porch added onto the back of the cottage today, and might I say it is MOST fabulous. It is down near the pond, so the view is spectacular! I hope I actually get to spend some time down on it.
I like that my whole cottage is full of windows, so I can sit in there and work and see the baby girls in the yard playing.
And since I promised to "connect".... Yes, to all of you who wanted to know if crawfish were good. And here is how you eat them...
You take the carapace off the tail by twisting it in the middle. You then, pinch the tail to crack the shell. YOu peel away the top layer of shell and bite onto the meat inside. You can pinch the end of the tail so the meat comes out as you pull with your teeth. Some people then suck the heads, because after boiling them, that is where the spices are. I DO NOT. That is also where the guts are. Gag.
And I think, maybe, the texture is a little like lobster, but we don't dip in butter. Rather, in a cocktail sauce. It's a spicy meal, typically, and best eaten hot. So, there you have it. OH... and I love to see if I can get a little of the meat out of the claws too. Dangit... now I want crawfish again!