This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 15th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Egg dye & a meltdown

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This year is the first Easter in over 5 years that we will be able to have an outdoor egg hunt, yahoo!!!. It is supposed be 90 degrees tomorrow, hello Spring!  This is also our first Easter where the Lt. is home, the last 4 years he has been deployed each Easter.  Have I ever told you how much I am enjoying shore duty??? Perhaps another post…

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I prepped the the eggs while the girls and the Lt. were out shopping for my big day on Friday.  They had a blast at the mall and even ate out in a cool 50’s diner and had burgers, fries, & malts. 

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This year we used these collapsible dying cups and a new recipe for the dye to get brighter eggs.   What’s the secret you ask? 

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Well we had great results by using warm eggs and only 1/2 cup of warm water and 1 Tbsp of white vinegar with the orange, yellow, green, and blue tablets.

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McKenzie even wanted in on the action. It was short lived though because she didn’t want her eggs, she wanted everyone else’s eggs.

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*** in case you’re wondering why Mikayla has on a Christmas shirt… I was wondering that myself :-)***

Right now, I am going to show you the meltdown McKenzie had in pictures.  It’s been a bumpy ride with her the last few weeks, but I am thankful for every teaching moment as she learns how things go. 

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Whew!!! We made it through that one.  Sometimes it is not easy being 18+ months.

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The eggs turned out beautifully bright and everyone had a great time in the end. Clean up was also very easy too so that was a plus for me.easter eggs 127

Let’s just pray Marie can get the dye off her hands before church in the morning :-)

Do you dye eggs at your house? How did it go?

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