Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

We have been doing Easter around here for about a week.  The kids had a great time going on a treasure hunt to find all of the Resurrection Eggs.  I found that having them go all over the house and read about each egg as we found them helped them stay with the program better than doing the whole story at once.

We also had a great time dying eggs with natural dyes.  We used coffee, spinach, grape juice, beets and orange peels.  I was pleased at how well they came out. 

We also went on an Easter egg hunt at our pastor's home.  The kids had a blast and all got to hunt on the "Big Kids" side of the yard this year.  Little Red Ridinghood was really good at finding eggs in trees and then asking me to get them down.  Little Red Ridinghood brought along the baby Jesus doll that they earned from Christmas.  I love how our pastor has the kids come back after the egg hunt and share their eggs with others to make sure everyone has enough.

Last but not least ~ We got two new pets this Easter.  After the terrible loss of our rabbits earlier this year, we decided it was time to get some new pets.  One dog just is not enough fun around here.  LOL!!  So the little ones got a Beta fish they named Napoleon, and the big teen got a female rat that he named Isabelle.

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Whew! How did your house smell after the egg dyeing?

    Great photos! I especially like the one of the kids on the bench looking over each other's eggs.

  2. The photos are great! I didn't know that you could dye eggs with household items. I'm glad that the kids had so much Easter fun. They must be enjoying their new pets!

  3. I had wanted to dye Easter Eggs naturally with the kids on Saturday. But they hadn't gotten their schoolwork done from the week, even though I had extremely minimized it. Oh well.



  4. You always have the most wonderful ideas. You are so creative. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love all the ideas I get from you! :)

    Hey...I just posted those pictures of our beautiful church bathroom :) Just for you :)



  6. SandBetweenMyToesMarch 27, 2008 at 1:58 AM

    It looks like you all had a wonderful time on your vacation and a fun Easter, too. Marissa would love to have a pet rat~ummm.......I'm thinking NOT. You're a great mom.


  7. Natural egg dye...neat!

  8. I love Betta fish!

    Not so fond of rats, but they can be sweet pets, i've heard.