Friday, April 2, 2010

Eggs-tra Special Fun

2010 spring 030 While the grands were here this week, Walker and I spent time one morning dying Easter eggs. I had already purchased a PAAS egg coloring kit and had been saving eggs for several weeks.  "Saving eggs?" you ask.  For details on how to make these special eggs that are a tradition in my family, go HERE.

In Walker's own words, here are the directions for dying Easter eggs:

  • First, get out the "Tuperwares" (note: any plastic container counts as Tuperware)
  • Drop in the candy (hint: the tablets that come in the Easter egg dying kit)
  • Pour in the water
  • Stir it up
  • Dye the eggs

I told Walker to listen carefully for the dye to stop fizzing.  That would tell us when it was time to start dying the eggs.

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He didn't seem to mind getting his fingers in the colored dye, and he was careful not to break a single egg.  Since these eggs are hollow, they are quite fragile.

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In practically no time, we had dyed 16 eggs.  I had bought the 9-color PAAS kit, since it was the same price as the traditional 6-color kit.  The 9-color kit has a wonderful blue that is different from the traditional robin's eggs blue.  The other two added colors are a beautiful pale pink and a bright lime green.

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Late yesterday afternoon Walker had fun hunting the eggs.  He was practicing for the egg hunt tomorrow at church.

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He is using a basket that I painted for his daddy in 1988.

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Happy Easter, everyone!  And happy egg hunting!

FAVORITETHINGSBUTTON Since good times with the grandchildren are definitely one of my favorite things, I'm linking up with Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie.  Be sure to visit her to see what favorite things other bloggers are sharing this weekend.


Nancy's Notes said...

Walker is precious and looks like he had a good time with those eggs! Love his directions, just too cute! Aren't grandchildren the best??

Happy Easter!


Baumbastic said...

That boy certainly dresses well. I particularly like the Razorback shirt. I know that surprises you. 8-)

Jenny said...

Walker is absolutely precious. I saw you on Nancy's blog and came to visit. Looks like you are ready for a wondrous Easter.

arkie said...

Happy Easter to you also! What a sweet grandson!

xinex said...

What a little cutie! The eggs are wonderful too. My Word name is Xinex. I would love to play with you sometime.....Christine

Sarah said...

Kathy, lucky you to have these grands. Looks like a lot of fun. I used to love to dye eggs, but haven't done that in years. Maybe I need to visit your house!
Happy Easter!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Kathy, He's a darling, and what fun to make such special memories. Blessings for a wonderful Easter,

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Awww! Looks like he had a great time.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kathy, What a little cutie Walker is! I love that picture of him waiting for it to fiz - so intent. The eggs turned out so pretty. Several of my grands are now old enough that they want to experiment by putting it one color, letting it dry, and putting it in another color. We have some very odd looking eggs this year. Thank you so much for linking to favorite things with this special post. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Easter weekend. laurie

Duchess of Tea said...

Walker is so adorable, I want to reach into the screen and hug him tight. Darling popped in to wish you and your family a joyous and blessed Easter.

Love & Hugs

Natasha said...

It looks like a wonderful day was had by both grandma and grandson! What a fun grandma you are organizing this both this activity and an egg hunt as well.

I hope that the real Easter egg hunt is just as special.

Blessings and best wishes,

Sherry said...

That looks like a perfect favorite thing!! What fun. Walker is so cute!

Sue said...

Your grand is a cutie and I'm sure he had great fun coloring eggs with you. We color them every year- with or without the "only child." Must be some kind of sentimental thing...
Happy Easter to you! hugs, Sue

Anonymous said...

Kathy and Walker..Your eggs look so beautiful..I'll never forget the first time i did those "special eggs", I forgot to let them dry completely and all the candy stuck in the bottom..learning curve on Easter Eggs..Walker is so cute..we had fun dyeing here too..the big thing was the half and half colored takes patience though! Thanks for sharing..Susie

nanny said...

Oh what fun...Walker is a doll and you were so wise to save the basket!!! He looks great in his razorback shirt.....