Easter 2013

Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. ~S.D. Gordon

Let The Egg Coloring Begin (Page Two)

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Who is with us this Easter? Pete and Lisa Chartier came up from Oceanside to join with Robin, Bob and Nick Duda! We invited Lorraine to join us. We finished our lunch and then headed for home to color the eggs.... Three dozen eggs later and loads of time to visit. Family is such a wonderful thing.

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Nick studies this one carefully

Did You Know? - Eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility, and rebirth, pre-dating Christian traditions. The practice of decorating eggshell is ancient. Ostrich eggs with engraved decoration that are 60,000 years old have been found in Africa Decorated ostrich eggs, and representations of ostrich eggs in gold and silver, were commonly placed in graves of the ancient Sumerians and Egyptians as early as 5,000 years ago.

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Now following the instructions

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Orange eggs? Lisa wants to try something new with the scarf...

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"It's easy... I think!"

Quotation To Remember: Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless.  ~Charles M. Crowe

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Paul gets the information from the phone

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
24 K Eggs???? We wondered if it would work?

Do You Remember? - An egg hunt is a game during which decorated eggs, real hard-boiled ones or artificial ones filled with, or made of chocolate candies, of various sizes, are hidden for children to find, both indoors and outdoors.

When the hunt is over, prizes may be given for the largest number of eggs collected, or for the largest or the smallest egg.

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
This is the one

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Pete takes a deliberate approach to tie-dyeing!

Did You Know? - You'll never guess the secret ingredient in this easy egg-dyeing method -- it's food coloring! To give your eggs a fun color and texture, get a paper towel slightly moist with vinegar, then wrap it around an egg, making sure it's not layered too thick. Gently press food coloring tubes onto the paper towel, using no more than three colors at a time. Let the covered egg sit for a few minutes, then remove the paper towel to reveal your cool creation.

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Oh dear... What is she up to??

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Nick tries the 24K gold kit

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Everybody is busy

Quotation To Remember: I lied on my Weight Watchers list.  I put down that I had 3 eggs... but they were Cadbury chocolate eggs.  ~Caroline Rhea

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Sue and Robin investigate Aunt Kaye's book....

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Science in action

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Flower approves of all the activities

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"Thanks Aunt Kaye... Great memories!"

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
You cannot hide

Humorous Quotations On Easter
  • All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt! - Lucy Van Pelt

  • A strangely reflective, even melancholy day. Is that because, unlike our cousins in the northern hemisphere, Easter is not associated with the energy and vitality of spring but with the more subdued spirit of autumn. - Hugh Mackay

  • There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE. - Linda Grayson

  • Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there. - Clarence W. Hall

  • My mom used to say that Greek Easter was later because then you get stuff cheaper. - Amy Sedaris

  • I'm a little hoarse tonight. I've been living in Chicago for the past two months, and you know how it is, yelling for help on the way home every night. Things are so tough in Chicago that at Easter time, for bunnies the little kids use porcupines. - Fred Allen

  • Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect your feelings and behavior by making you happy. Therefore, it counteracts depression, in turn reducing the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition, both physically and mentally. So, eat lots of chocolate! - Elaine Sherman

  • Forget love; I’d rather fall in chocolate. - Anonymous

  • In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, you'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade. - Irving Berlin

  • Good Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Easter. Bad Idea: Finding Easter eggs on Xmas. - Jack Handy

  • Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics. - Marvin Olasky

  • Easter is not a passport to another world; it is a quality of perception for this one. - W.P. Lemon

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
The pictures from Cousin Kat's home... It 63 years old!

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"OMG... I drank the vinegar by accident"

Did You Know? - Vinegar is a liquid consisting mainly of acetic acid (CH3CO2H) and water. The acetic acid is produced by the fermentation of ethanol by acetic acid bacteria. Vinegar is now mainly used as a cooking ingredient, but historically, as the most easily available mild acid, it had a great variety of industrial, medical, and domestic uses, some of which (such as a general household cleanser) are still promoted today.

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Robin knew most everyone.... Great to have a daughter that carfes!

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Take a bath

Did You Know? - Easter eggs are special eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime. As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide. In Christianity, they symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus. Tthough an egg appears to be like the stone of a tomb, a bird hatches from it with life; similarly, the Easter egg, for Christians, is a reminder that Jesus rose from the grave, and that those who believe will also experience eternal life.

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
These guys are about to be decorated

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"Yours is Ok but mine is spectacular"

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"OK... I am going to get serious about this now"

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
It's getting "golder" all the time

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Nick is stirring up trouble

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"Ah ha... I made a selection"

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Pete is an artist!

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Paul wants to get an "Egg-Bot" next year.....

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Or a simplier way to go

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Cups all opver the place

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Hard to do when you are color blind

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013

Did You Know? - Color blindness or color vision deficiency is the inability or decreased ability to see color, or perceive color differences, under normal lighting conditions. Color blindness affects a significant percentage of the population. There is no actual blindness but there is a deficiency of color vision. The most usual cause is a fault in the development of one or more sets of retinal cones that perceive color in light and transmit that information to the optic nerve.

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
How does Robin do it... Color eggs and keep her hands and nails from turing colors????

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Precision measurements

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Time to visit... Great to have family and TRADITIONS

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"Decisions decisions... What do I do now??"

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Pet starts his second eggs with precise measurements

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Bob attempts something new....

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
These eggs will be too beautiful to eat

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
We invited Lorraine to join us! No one should be alone when there are eggs to color!

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Excellent... This is her first time at coloring eggs

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Pete even added glitter to the top of his eggs

Did You Know? - Glitter describes an assortment of very small, flat, and reflective particles. When these particles are applied to surfaces, they each reflect light in different angles causing the surface to sparkle or glitter. Glitter is similar to, but smaller than confetti or sequins.

Glitter has been produced and used decoratively since prehistoric times from many different materials including mica[citation needed], insects, glass, and now plastic.

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Mad scientist at work

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Decals and glitter give the eggs personality

Did You Know? - A decal (pron.: /ˈdiːkæl/, /dɨˈkæl/, or /ˈdɛkəl/) or transfer is a plastic, cloth, paper or ceramic substrate that has printed on it a pattern or image that can be moved to another surface upon contact, usually with the aid of heat or water. The word is short for decalcomania, which is the English version of the French word décalcomanie.

The technique was invented by Simon François Ravenet, an engraver from France who later moved to England and perfected the process he called "decalquer" (which means to copy by tracing); it became widespread during the decal craze of the late 19th century.

 

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Lorraine studies the other techniques

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
A happy face with sequens

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Sue does a walk-around and pre-judging

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"Hey... Even my little towel is pretty!"

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Enjoying life...

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
The egg cartons are beginning to fill up

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Lisa is the glitter girl...

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Those three eggs were a lot of work... Time to rest

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
The ladies observe the results of the coloring activities

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"Go out and pick me something to eat!"

We Toured The Front Yard To Stretch Our Feet

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
The tree is loaded.... Time to do some squeezing

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Kumquat harvesting

Did You Know? - Kumquats or cumquats are a group of small fruit-bearing trees in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, either forming the genus Fortunella, or placed within Citrus sensu lato. The edible fruit closely resembles that of the orange (Citrus sinensis), but it is much smaller and ovular, being approximately the size and shape of an olive. The English name "kumquat" derives from the Cantonese pronunciation gam1 gwat1 (given in Jyutping romanization).

They are slow-growing evergreen shrubs or short trees, from 2.5 to 4.5 meters (8 to 15 ft) tall, with dense branches, sometimes bearing small thorns. The leaves are dark glossy green, and the flowers white, similar to other citrus flowers, borne singly or clustered in the leaf-axils. Depending on size, the kumquat tree can produce hundreds or even thousands of fruits each year

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Avacados to grapes in our front yard

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Peaches for sure

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
We got the ladies busy

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Kumquat jam is soon to occur

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Pete supervises

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"Hey... It's like the Farmers Market only fresher!!"

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Come on avacado!

Back Inside It Is Cleanup And Wine Time

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Lorraine takes were artwork home

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"I smell wine somewhere"

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Time to continue our visiting

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
The boys rest

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"It was a good day!"

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Yes... we were both here

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Pete explains his secret and patented process....

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
M-m-m-m-m-m-m

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"Yes, I can balance an egg on gthe top of my head"

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Bob is being watched by the Chihuahua on the wall

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Lisa explains her new coloring process....

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
"What... They are going home?? So early??"

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
To the car Jeeves

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013
Munchies for the trip home

Egg coloring activities Easter 2013

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