was that a ditty sung in egg commercials years ago?
Hmmmmm...I can't remember.
I do for sure remember
The Incredible Edible Egg
(you're supposed to ^ sing the italics;)
To me, eggs are both glorious and incredible!
They hold within them the very essence of life.
They come in the gamut of shapes, sizes, and colors.
Paint shades are mixed to mimic coveted hens' shades
of grey greens & grey blues and the robin's egg...
awwwwwwwwwwwwwww well is there anything prettier?
In homage to the Easter season and to eggs themselves,
Chloe and I began our
1st Annual Spring Craft Eggstravaganza yesterday.
Cheesy name, I know but...come on!!
Work with me ;)
This event is planned to cover egg-themed fun over the next 3 days.
We kicked things off by making these damask decoupaged blown eggs.
Once they were finished, I decided to build my
Easter table theme around these beauties.
I hope our dinner guests will feel welcomed and loved.
Today's Eggstravaganza event included a BYOEggs easter egg hunt and picnic at the park with several of our friends. It was one of those great impromptu ideas that some fast-finger texting whipped into shape in a matter of minutes. I'd wanted to hostess an egg hunt at my house but newly acquired holiday plans found me pouring over menu ideas and table setting decor instead. While driving around town to pick up goodies for our crafts, I thought...why not plan a bring your own kind of get-together. Everyone bring a dozen candy-filled
eggs per child and their own picnic lunches.
A mass text message was sent out and voila...egg hunt planned.
Thankfully the weather was beautiful and everyone had really good time.
We broke the kids into different age groups to let the little ones get a head start. Here's Chloe and her friend Leah running in heat # 2.
Sean and Brad were a huge help to the little kids and even good sports when I started up with my camera. Any of you mothers of boys in the 8-18 yr old range can probably relate to the groans and sighs and..."what, more pictures?!" kind of reactions typical of their demographic ;)
And... since I had my camera along and access to so many cute faces, I grabbed these shots to add to my candids portfolio. My friend Emily is mommy to 4 of the most darling little ones. Would you look at how cute these kiddos are! And this is with windblown hair and candy-covered faces.
Is it really fair that one mother has 4 kids as beautiful as these sweethearts?!
Thanks Emily for letting me photograph your babies.
Yesterday's BYOEggs Hunt was a definite highlight in our Eggstravaganza
I think the smile on Mary's face says it all
Thank you to all of our friends who joined in on the fun.
We closed the night off by working on some paper mache' egg dioramas. They are still drying but I'll be sure
to post pictures just as soon as we are finished.
Chloe loved getting her hands all goopy.
Finally, here are the egg-shaped delectables that I promised to share with all of you. These are homemade chocolate covered marshmallow eggs---yummmmmmmmmmm!
Our Eggstravaganza is turning out to be pretty extraordinary--my kids say let's repeat next year for sure. Thanks for coming by to celebrate with us.
Have a wonderful holiday!