Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Dyeing and Hunting

It's now a tradition. Egg dyeing at Nana's, then a hunt. Usually it's held the day before Easter and the uncles hide the eggs, but this year due to illness, tradition had to be postponed till yesterday morning.

As I was boiling the eggs and thinking about the kids coming over, and the mess there would be in the aftermath, I thought, "Man, no one ever did this for me! As long as I've had kids I've had to deal with dyeing eggs." Of course, we don't live near either set of my kids' grandparents, so that's just the way it was. And look what I'd miss out on if we didn't make this mess together.



No question - it's worth the mess.

One mess I haven't gotten to yet is out in the yard and garden. But where would we hide the eggs without all the leaves and long grass?!



We all had a great time and Mystie took three very tired children back to their home. She gets to deal with the teething, diapers, and naptimes. Believe me, it took far less time for me to clean up. This nana gig is pretty good. :)

12 comments:

Carolyn NC said...

Picture's worth a thousand words, sometimes! Fun times and so worth it!

Patti said...

I love all your photos because they show so much what has happened. Love Patti xxx

Myrna said...

Great pictures! It looks like the 'mess' was worth it!

Dawn said...

I would have to agree the mess is worth it!

Sharon said...

Oh what beautiful children and pics. We do the egg dyeing here too at my home. My grandchildren would think it strange if I didn't dye the eggs. I love it though, we have so much fun.

mainely stitching said...

Yep, a face like that is worth a LOT of mess! LOL. :D

Cindy F. said...

Really great pictures and an awesome day for memories:) Your grandchildren are adorable!

Marie-P said...

Your granchildren are beautiful and what a treat to be close enough to enjoy them.

coonieandplume said...

Looks like everyone had fun!

Kathy A. said...

Oh, that looks like so much fun! Love the photos. What cute grandchildren you have. I know, isn't being a gramma just the best!!

Dianne said...

These are so cute! I miss dyeing eggs, but hopefully I'll be a mom-mom sometime down the road. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

Lot's of fun going on in your home! I can't believe how big the kids are getting!