Saturday, March 30, 2013

The Day Before Easter

We are just finishing up a wonderful day.

Woke up.

Went to an Easter event at my church:  bouncy house, horse rides, story time, egg hunts every 15 minutes, and so on.  The kids had a blast!

Went to the local bakery to pick up a honey oat bunny bread for tomorrow.

Dyed "eggs."

Bought Bro some soccer shoes and shin guards.  His first practice and game is THIS week.  What?  

You might remember that we fostered a pet chicken last year and dyeing eggs with a chicken in the family was a bit awkward to say the least.

Nonetheless, I made good on my promise to find a more humane alternative to dyeing real eggs and purchased two dozen eggnots.

They look and feel like real eggs.

They last forever - so I could display them on my cabinet for the entire month of March without the fear that hey would spoil.

We finally got around to dying them at 5:00 the night before Easter.  Nothing like waiting 'til the last minute, ya know???

Bro immediately started with a two-toned egg.

Even though Bri was so gently with the eggs, she didn't need to be because these eggs are totally kid friendly!

The kids even used the stencils that Fairy Grandmother gave us.  It worked like a charm.

I might even go so far as to say that these eggs hold color better than real eggs.  The markers were great and I am looking forward to using some more techniques next year.

Here is the cabinet in our living room.  The baskets are waiting for the bunny to come fill them and the gift bags are gifts from Fairy Grandmother to the kiddos – Bri already opened her gift , a swimsuit.

And, as some of you know, we are trying to be more Christ-centered in our home.  Thus, the kids made these crosses at church and they are sitting by the tulips at the front door.

Much love to you all this holiday season!  I'll have pics of the baskets soon!

Friday, March 29, 2013

Testing 1-2-3

Supposedly I can blog from my phone.

This is a test.

If this works, you should be able to see a pic of the flower stand where I bought some tulips during my lunch break.  Also... it was a gorgeous afternoon today.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


Wow!  Things are kinda dusty around here... not very much activity lately.

Nonetheless, let's see if we remember how to do this blog thing shall we?

Oh yes - look... pictures!

So, after we fostered a chicken for Easter last year, I really wanted to try a chicken-friendly egg option this Easter.  I invested in some ceramic eggs.  Here they are in a little vase thingy in our living room.  I am very eager to dye them and keep them from year to year.

Our dog passed away on Super Bowl Sunday.  Dear Husband and little Bro were devastated for quite awhile and Mommy gave in and let the family get a cat.  His name is Tica (pronounced tee-kuh).  This is a family name that runs in my husbands family.  hahahaha!  That is, all of the male cats from his childhood had the name Tica.  Yes, it taken from the acronym for the organization - The International Cat Association.  Yes, we named our cat after a cat association.  Not MY idea. Cool?  

Tica and Bro are best buds.  Here is a pic of Bro playing his video game (yes, I am the bad parent who lets her preschooler play video games) with Tica tucked gently behind him.  Don't judge!

Finally, we have been going to church a lot lately and incorporating Christian messages into our home.  Be on the lookout for crafts that come home from Sunday School because we get really excited about everything we are learning about Jesus.

Last Sunday was Palm Sunday.  Here are the palm leaves that we made in Sunday School.  Bri made the square leaf and Bro made the light green leaf.  I made the other two.

We hung them in the kids' room.  I already need to update this picture because Bro made a sequin cross at Kids Club which we added to the mix.

So, it feels great to be back.  While I have enjoyed the time with my family and resting with Jesus over the past few months year, I hope to keep blogging and putting to words the events of our crazy lives!

Thanks for your patience!!!!!