Friday, 25 April 2014

Easter


I think the bewildered chicks above would agree that each year the Easter traditions we do in this house seem to get a little more elaborate. I had excitedly bought their Easter gifts months before. So long before in fact that I forgot what I had bought them. So it was a surprise to me too.

Like these eggs cups I bought from Amazon. One for each of us.

Okay so that's more a gift for me...

It's not normal to get this excited over eggs cups right? Don't worry the boys got gift for them as well...

But it's really Pinterest's fault...

With it's seductive visual charms. For many hours I poured over pictures of Easter decorations and activities that always look so perfect better than my clumsy attempts. Which is how I found myself painting sticks from the garden the night before Easter. You know so I could make this...
I bought the eggs from Amazon too
As I was lovingly painting these sticks Tim kept looking at me and shaking his head. I wonder if he was thinking that I need to get out more...

He is probably right...

And I found myself outside at 5am shivering in my PJ's hiding eggs for the Easter bunny because the boys wake up so damn early! Tim warm and snugly in bed probably thought I'm a crazy person...

He is probably right...

But the effort was worth it this Easter...


We ate eggs obviously for breakfast...
And later snacked on hot cross buns...

We went on our Easter hunt...

Which is serious business, no messing around...
With rewards inside each find...


Then came afternoon activities...

Because I forgot to buy wax crayons we elaborated on last years naturally dyed Easter eggs with some stickers, string, elastic bands, crayons...
We dyed them in water and:
Strong coffee = a rich dark brown
Onion and Turmeric = orange yellow
Blueberries = dark purple (actually it was more of a grey)
Red onion = deep red colour
And the cracks create cool lines underneath...

And as always we made Easter nests...

With lots of these...
Some may have accidentally fallen into my mouth therefore didn't make it to the nests...

Then some bubble play...

Goodness knows what I'll introduce next year x

6 comments:

  1. What a special day! The eggs look great!

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  2. LOVE that last photo. I didn't do it this year, but red cabbage makes a *gorgeous* blue, and beets are great for pink.

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  3. Your natural dyed easter eggs turned out so cool! You are a champ for getting up at 5am to be the easter bunny too. Luckily it doesn't rain much here so I can hide those the night before :)

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    1. We have had so much rain here recently I didn't want to risk it :)

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