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!
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.
Before... You do NOT want to see after!
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.
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.
Professor Duda explains the finer points of egg decorating
Brian was working hard...
Theo and Dad are being careful... Following directions!
It's like juggling!
Serious Bob... Works of art are about to come forth!
Luisa and Lihana are enjoying the activities
Brian is perfecting his methods
"This Is My Egg"... It is a Nickism!
Jan sat back and watched all the fun...
Brian is in creation mode
Luisa has her hands full
Lilly (our GREAT granddaughter) has arrived... The party can start!
Don't be shy.... Mom says "Don't worry...
She does not understand the word shy"
Someone is getting more teeth!
Theo wondered where the colored Easter eggs first came from!
Dad's are always there to help!
It's a messy business!
Progress is being made
Loads of work going on here!
Grandma and Zack watch the activities
Brian forgot and wore a white shirt....
We had to tell Brian what happens when an Easter egg hatches!
Greg showed up to stir the pot and add some giggles
Becca and Michele share while Franklyn is diligently working on the tie-dyed eggs
Franklyn is an expert with this kit
Like father... Like son??
Coloring is seriously underway
Meanwhile Lilly puts on a floor show
"Whose toes should I go after now?"
Bob is perfecting the dual color eggs
Brian and Greg are busy over in the corner
"Lookout... Here I come"
"...and there I go!"
Jan studies the ingredients and instructions...
Family and friends enjoying each others company make Easter special for us!
Sometimes it is hard on the eggs
Bob does magic... Pulls a yellow egg from the blue dye!
An Easter hazard!
Tie-dyed eggs are indeed beautiful
The table becomes a maze of coloring cups, towels, and tools!
Robin the brave... She brings wine to the table! Perhaps to color eggs??
Brian is seriously studying his next step!
Tie-dyed eggs is about to be gold plated!
The devil made him do it!
Just us enjoying our family!
Artwork on display
Who does this egg look like?
The boys have begun to lose interest in egg activities
Grandma Sue has a 270 degree view of the activities
"Ah... the perfect purple!"
We didn't have the heart to tell Bob the truth!
Michele gold-plated a tie-dyed egg with interesting results
Amazing beauty in a simple egg!
Robin shares her Mexican visit with the Brian and Jan
What is on his mind???
"OK... One last egg"
"No No.... Not that color!"
"Hey... It's OK after all!"
Grandma gives the "Nod of approval"
Courtesy of Mark Parisi... A great cartoonist
"It's OK... I like colorful walls"
A sea of red coloring cups
Cleanup just took minutes... We love adult kids!
These little guys went to the Elks to be shown off to everyone!
We think Brian walked away with the prize!
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!