Regan was very proud of her self portrait :) I liked it, too! We had 6 kids (not including my 4) and their parents over to participate in the fun. We had managed to keep everyone's clothes dye free until the last egg...then an entire cup got tipped over right into Regan's lap. She was very upset thinking that her new outfit was ruined, but we were very fortunate that it was a light pink color and it ALL came out!
They all had so much fun. Mostly the kids did the egg dying and the parents took the pictures. It was too tempting though...most of the parents found a way to do an egg for themselves.
I think this is the most we have colored at one time. I enjoyed seeing the personalities of the kids come out in their egg dying.
And here is the group displaying their masterpieces.
And of coarse, you must have an Easter egg hunt. We hid plastic eggs around the house while the real eggs were drying. The kids were running so fast trying to find them all. It was a first for all of them!
Yes, we saw the sunrise on Easter Sunday morning. It was neat. The kids saw their baskets, we read a book called Benjamin's Box, we hid (and found) 12 Resurrection eggs and talked about the meaning of this special holiday. I really enjoyed the time as a family talking about Easter. It was so different being here during this time because their are none of the commercial reminders leading up to the day. But what a sweet day it was. Later in the day we sang songs and read some more...
It was Katherine's turn to hid all of our plastic eggs...she was so proud of herself.
It just about caused a fight, but they resolved the situation peacefully :)
After naps, we headed outside for the "real" egg hunt. I scouted out our complex to try and find the most out of the way place as possible. I wanted the kids to be able to have fun and not have 50 million people watching them.
We still had a few onlookers, but managed to stay off our normal route. They just could not figure out why in the world we were putting eggs in the grass!
More of the egg hunt...
Regan was on a mission...
This week, we got some good snapshots of Lauren....none of Benjamin yet because he was not feeling so good. I discovered that I have 1 more poser in the family. Lauren actually posed herself in ALL of the pictures you are about to see (including the one above) Oh, and she is wearing pigtail. I know it's hard to tell because of all the curls, but they are there! We hope you all had a wonderful Easter!!!