Monday, April 09, 2012

Easter Eggs and Horses

Happy Easter!


We had a lovely Easter Sunday.  We started the morning bright and early with some hunting and munching on chocolates as we came across them.  It didn't take long for the effects of the chocolate consumption (combined with the early wake up) to take its toll on our 3 year old!  Wowzers!


After a few melt downs, we took some time to finally dye our eggs that we had made earlier in the week.  I tried a new technique this year - using a plastic bag to create a swirly, textured look with the help from a "pearlescent" egg decorating kit.  I picked it up at the Dollar Store.  It worked pretty well, but the eggs certainly didn't look like the ones on the front of the box!  Instead of dipping eggs in a bowl of water with food colouring, you use a dropper to put a few drops of dye on the egg and then swirl it around in a bag to get the swirly look.  I think I'll stick with the traditional way or dying eggs next year.


Beautiful white eggs, anxiously awaiting their transformation...

        


                                                                                    





Such pretty Easter colours!

After a fun morning at our house, and a big morning nap for Little V, we headed to my parents house for Easter lunch.  We were joined by my brother and his family and my grandma and my aunt.  We had a lovely meal together and lots of playtime in the huge basement with the 4 grandgirls!  


We topped the day off with a trip to a friend's farm, Fairchild Acres, to see their new little foal, who was just named that morning - Almen.  He was the sweetest little horse ever!  Only 3 weeks old and he was looking pretty big.  My niece was like the horse whisperer.  The horses were drawn to her instantly.  I was amazed at how calm and content she was around them.










Maybe next year the Easter Bunny will bring her a horse!

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