Easter 2015

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

Time For Easter Eggs (Page Two)

We got back to the house about 3:15 and promptly began egg coloring as well as garden tours!  Zack, Becca, and Lilly joined the activity making it a great afternoon!

Family time together is just plain special and family makes all the bumps and bruises of life tolerable!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
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Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends

Did You Know? - Easter eggs, also called Paschal eggs, are decorated eggs that are often given to celebrate Easter or springtime. As such, Easter eggs are common during the season of Eastertide (Easter season). The oldest tradition is to use dyed and painted chicken eggs, but a modern custom is to substitute chocolate eggs, or plastic eggs filled with confectionery such as jelly beans. Eggs, in general, were a traditional symbol of fertility, and rebirth.

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
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Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Before... You do NOT want to see after!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
We began with five dozen hard boiled eggs

Did You Know? - Boiled eggs are eggs (typically chicken eggs) cooked by immersion in boiling water with their shells unbroken. (Eggs cooked in water without their shells are known as poached eggs, while eggs cooked below the boiling temperature, either with or without the shell, are known as coddled eggs.)

Hard-boiled eggs are either boiled long enough for the egg white and then the egg yolk to solidify, or they are left in hot water to cool down, which will gradually solidify them, while a soft-boiled egg yolk, and sometimes even the white, remains at least partially liquid.

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Brian gets right down to business (His first time coloring eggs)

Did You Know? - In the North of England over Easter, a traditional game is played where hard boiled pace eggs are distributed and each player hits the other player's egg with their own. This is known as "egg tapping", "egg dumping" or "egg jarping". The winner is the holder of the last intact egg. The losers get to eat their eggs. The annual egg jarping world championship is held every year over Easter in Peterlee Cricket Club.

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Professor Duda explains the finer points of egg decorating

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Brian was working hard...

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Theo and Dad are being careful... Following directions!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
It's like juggling!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Serious Bob... Works of art are about to come forth!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Luisa and Lihana are enjoying the activities

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Brian is perfecting his methods

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
"This Is My Egg"... It is a Nickism!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Jan sat back and watched all the fun...

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Brian is in creation mode

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Luisa has her hands full

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Lilly (our GREAT granddaughter) has arrived... The party can start!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Don't be shy.... Mom says "Don't worry...
She does not understand the word shy"

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Someone is getting more teeth!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Theo wondered where the colored Easter eggs first came from!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Dad's are always there to help!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
It's a messy business!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Progress is being made

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Loads of work going on here!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Grandma and Zack watch the activities

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Brian forgot and wore a white shirt....

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Taking shape

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
We had to tell Brian what happens when an Easter egg hatches!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Bright colors!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Greg showed up to stir the pot and add some giggles

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Becca and Michele share while Franklyn is diligently working on the tie-dyed eggs

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Franklyn is an expert with this kit

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Like father... Like son??

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Coloring is seriously underway

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Meanwhile Lilly puts on a floor show

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
"Whose toes should I go after now?"

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Bob is perfecting the dual color eggs

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Brian and Greg are busy over in the corner

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
"Lookout... Here I come"

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
"...and there I go!"

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Jan studies the ingredients and instructions...

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Family and friends enjoying each others company make Easter special for us!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Sometimes it is hard on the eggs

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Special times!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Bob does magic... Pulls a yellow egg from the blue dye!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Getting closer

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
An Easter hazard!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Tie-dyed eggs are indeed beautiful

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
The table becomes a maze of coloring cups, towels, and tools!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Robin the brave... She brings wine to the table! Perhaps to color eggs??

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Brian is seriously studying his next step!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Tie-dyed eggs is about to be gold plated!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
"It says......."

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
The devil made him do it!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Just us enjoying our family!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Artwork on display

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Who does this egg look like?

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
The boys have begun to lose interest in egg activities

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Grandma Sue has a 270 degree view of the activities

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
"Ah... the perfect purple!"

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
We didn't have the heart to tell Bob the truth!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Michele gold-plated a tie-dyed egg with interesting results

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Amazing beauty in a simple egg!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Robin shares her Mexican visit with the Brian and Jan

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
What is on his mind???

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
"OK... One last egg"

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
"No No.... Not that color!"

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
"Hey... It's OK after all!"

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Grandma gives the "Nod of approval"

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Courtesy of Mark Parisi... A great cartoonist

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
"It's OK... I like colorful walls"

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
A sea of red coloring cups

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
Cleanup just took minutes... We love adult kids!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
These little guys went to the Elks to be shown off to everyone!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends
We think Brian walked away with the prize!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends

No rest for the weary!  We cleaned up and headed to the Garden Grove Elks and danced until about 11:00 with the Branders, Finchs, Zaitz, Will & Iris, and Mike Andersen. We laughed and giggled and shared "the egg" with many others who know Brian!

Coloring Easter Eggs April 2015 with family and friends

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