The last few years we traveled to Michigan to be with Scott's parents for Spring Break and Easter. Unfortunately, that didn't work out this year. While it was nice to have a week of relaxing and a trillion projects around the home, we missed spending time with Scott's side of the family and all the traditions we normally participate in. We had to be purposeful about making time to do holiday events on our own, starting out with dyeing Easter eggs!
This year we tried something new we saw on pinterest -- dyeing our eggs with kool-aid!
I'm not sure if we will end up going back to the traditional vinegar next year, but it was a fun experiment! It certainly smelled a whole lot better using kool-aid. :) Most of the colors turned out really vibrant, but the purple turned into a horrible gray color. We tried to fix it by putting it in the red and then blue, and it turned a weird brown color! Quite a funny egg. :)
|writing everyone's name on the eggs with a white crayon|
|the kool-aid colors -- yellow, red, blue, purple, green, orange|
We also tried a brand new Easter craft this year: a resurrection garden centerpiece for our table. My friend found these instructions and generously gave us all the grass seed and pots needed. We had fun watering our little garden everyday, and the grass grew tall around the crosses. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of it before my brother squashed all the grass (after Easter, thankfully!), but here is a picture of the one from the "Velvet on the Page" blog. Ours ended up looking very similar.
Easter morning, our girls were excited to wake up and find their baskets of treats. Scott's parents always hid their baskets, and Scott enjoyed passing on the fun by hiding the girl's. :) He hid them in pretty easy spots, though!
|bright-eyed and bushy-tailed|