Friday, March 14, 2008

Signs of Spring?

Last weekend I decided we would do some decorating for Easter. Not being a big fan of eggs, I don't do the whole colored hard-boiled egg thing. Hard-boiled eggs are gross (as are soft-boiled, poached, scrambled, etc). The only things eggs are good for are making non-egg things like cakes, cookies, pasta, etc. But I digress. My parents apparently weren't big egg fans either, so we always blew out the eggs before coloring them. For the uninitiated, blowing out eggs is where you make a tiny pin prick in both ends of an egg, hold it up to your mouth and attempt to blow the entire inside of the egg out the little hole (without holding the egg to tightly and breaking it). Its really a crazy idea when you think about it, and should only be tried by an expert. Anyway, a good friend gave me a box of 18 eggs, so DH and I went to work. We got all the eggs blown open (I think only 1-2 broke but we can use those too!) and the girls loved coloring them (we did it while Big Man was napping). We had never done it with them before, so it was quite a treat. Here are the fruits of our labor:








We also decorated a tree out front with plastic eggs:

I have to say I do NOT like Easter being this early!! It makes you think it is Spring, when we could still have some COOOOLLLLDDD days. And the girls can't wear cute Easter dresses (unless they put a turtleneck under it!). Oh well, maybe Spring will come soon this year? There have to be some benefits of global warming.

7 comments:

Julie said...

I was watching Martha the other day and there is a craft tool that helps squeeze out the inside of the eggs so you don't have to blow it out. Looked pretty nifty - maybe something to look for next year? Pretty eggs though. We dye the hard boiled ones.

Laura said...

oh how cute...and no snow!! We still have snow banks 8-10 feet high...I guess our egg hunt will be inside this year!!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Lil Mouse said...

we always blew out eggs and used the innards for scrambled eggs...

Edie said...

Cool tree!! :)

Amy W said...

I really need to decorate and color some eggs...

Courtney said...

Great job, looks good :) We have done nothing to prepare for Easter. I'm sure we will color eggs though, like usual.

Justice Fergie said...

i totally remember blowing out the insides of the egg with my mom when I was little. that's way too much work for me though (my mom also made party pinatas from SCRATCH). instead we'll just dye hard boiled eggs...

love the tree!