Just a little more Easter…

Good grief. I spilled water on my laptop.

Evidently that’s a problem.

So….this post is coming directly from my iPad.

Not the optimal situation.

Note to self: no water near the computer.

Actually, I just wanted to get caught up with Easter. I thought it would be good if I finished sharing before May Day (not that I have anything to share for May Day, it just seems like a worthy goal)

So…where were we? That’s right..we covered cookies and flower pots…..let’s get right to the eggs….

First of all, this was the first year we didn’t use our dining room table. We had a new table made last year (from barn wood) and I guess I thought it would be good to protect it from…oh, you know…dye and water and all things colored eggs. I suppose the smaller table was okay for the little guys,

Ready to go....bring on the eggs

but my nephews and niece are grown. Not a good fit. Fortunately they are good sports.

See. Not a good fit. Sorry guys.

Next year, I’ll get a tarp for the big table. Breathing room for all.

Highlights from the egg dying

Look at that one drip. I love this picture, although not entirely sure why. A bit lemon like, don't you think?

So...Charlie thought it would be a good idea to leave the eggs in for several hours so they would be a deep, deep color. Well, it worked, but here's something you may not have known. It weakens the shell so that it's ...rubbery. Um...ick.

Ta da. (yes, Luci...it's very Martha)

What were the fairies doing while all this was going on?

From behind the Fairy Doors: So...where do they get their eggs?

While the kids were dying the eggs, the Easter Bunny “hid” the eggs. Seriously, this bunny is not suited for covert activities..

Well, they aren't exactly hidden, but you would be surprised at how confusing this is for the kids. Hidden in plain sight...

Yikes, the egg is empty!

Long after the hunt, Kevin found more eggs. See the one in the air?

Then, let’s see…more egg action.

Saturday night, the Easter Bunny left baskets for the kids, and hid the dyed eggs.

Don't you just love the excitement of the kids coming down the stairs to all the cellophane, ribbons and Peeps? We make them wait on the stairs until we are ready. Some weird payback from when we were kids.

…and the fairies?

From behind the Fairy Doors: ...and now I'm wondering where they got the jelly beans?

Just a few more pics, from Easter Morning.

Hmmm. What

Ah...so that's what's in there!

i just love that Charlie and Ben are excited about books in their Easter Basket!

Luci and Sophie all dolled up for Easter. This just makes me smile...

Well, thanks for being so understanding. I’ll be home tomorrow to my (so far) undamaged Mac. I can’t wait. My index fingers are bruised from typing on the iPad “keyboard”

Category: Easter, Fairies, Holidays and Entertaining, Smile
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(7) Comments and (3) Replies

  1. Cathy Klug | April 27, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Reply

    I just love Easter at your house. Well done. Love you!

    • Jill H | April 27, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Reply

      We all love you, too…and miss you

  2. Family Blogger | April 27, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Reply

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  4. Amy | April 27, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Reply

    wow! You’ll be eating egg salad for weeks! Looks great Jill!

  5. Cindy Maechtle | April 28, 2011 at 6:26 am | Reply

    Once again, you are amazing. I just relived Easter in a very fun and colorful way! Love you!

  6. Sue Lobsiger | April 28, 2011 at 6:41 am | Reply

    This one made me cry……..memories are what you make for your family at every turn……………..made me think of my childhood Easter’s and missing my family AND yours!!!!! Glad you make them wait for the goodies, my mom did the same thing!!!! Hold on blotting the tears…..
    Anyway, love to you and all of your darling children, grandchildren, neices, nephews and mostly to you and Mr. H …Miss You

  7. Evelyn Shelley | April 30, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Reply

    Wow! You are a tough act to follow. Glad our grandkids have you!!!
    Evely n

    • Jill H | April 30, 2011 at 7:01 pm | Reply

      It’s all in the presentation!! (Kind of like a Christmas letter!) Good news for all these little pumpkins is that they have so many grandparents who love them and so many experiences they can enjoy with all of us. And I know you’ll agree…these kids are just AWESOME!!

      Take care!!

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