I hope you all had a great Easter! Ours was busy, but fun. We had my mom and stepdad come out Saturday evening for dinner and egg decorating:
I boiled a total of 6 dozen eggs, but 1 1/2 dozen cracked in the pot, so they were deviled for the next day's dinner. Brittany wanted to try marbling the eggs, using vegetable oil. I think they are some of the prettiest my family's ever done!
Mom and Dick spent the night, and the next day, we went to church together. Here are the 4 little girls in their Easter dresses:
And here are all six together:
After church, we had our egg hunt, since the Easter Bunny visited while we were gone. Here is what Maddie found:
She had been playing with the toilet paper tube, originally. Sigh.
Next came breakfast, which Brianna has claimed, since she was really little, is her favorite part of all holidays:
The 3 littler girls, of course, made Easter crafts:
We used these for place favors on the breakfast table, with some candy.
My mom taught Brittany how to play a card game, called Spite and Malice, which they played almost all day. Maddie came to watch:
(Notice Brittany multi-tasking. She was listening to music on her laptop, while texting, and playing!)
and shows great promise as a future casino worker:
Today, I finally cut and packaged the loofah soaps I made at our last MOPS meeting. It proved to be easier to push out of the molds than I thought, but cutting them was quite slippery.
And here they are, ready to give as gifts. I will definitely be making more of these!
When I looked up from something I was doing, I noticed Emma and Abby, playing on the couch.
Emma is using her sleep mask as a face mask. Abby is wearing sunglasses like they had her wear at the dentist's office. That is a play telephone that Emma is using on Abby's mouth.
My taking the picture got their attention. I guess the dental visit a few weeks ago had a big impact. I love the imaginations they have at this age!
Finally, as I sat down to write this, I remembered the seedlings that my dad brought to me on Easter. He and my stepmom joined us for a potluck dinner....thank goodness it was potluck, as I was beat! Unfortunately, by that time of the day, I didn't think to grab the camera AT ALL! Sorry, Dad!) I put them in the shower in our downstairs bathroom, as it was really windy and rainy here on Sunday. I will be putting them in the ground by this weekend, if the weather holds. Here they are:
Forty-two plants of future goodness: various tomatoes, some eggplants, cucumbers, chili peppers, bell peppers, pumpkins, watermelons, and squash. Bring on summer! (But, I think I'll have to ask Don to build a bigger garden!)
Have a great day, talk to you soon!