Hello all! I'm Janet, Cailen’s Mom. Cai truly works on designing a beautiful life, and she inspires me daily. Many of these past moments that I share with you reflect her love of tradition and all things family. Thanks to Cai, once again, for allowing me to write another blog. xo to her!
Remove tablecloth from kitchen table, if one is in place
Layer the table with newspaper or a blanket’s worth of paper towels
Gather waxy crayons, stickers, paints, empty egg cartons & rubber bands (you’ll see why)
A few dozen hard boiled eggs - or more than probably necessary
Teacups or coffee mugs, half full with the vinegar/water/dye-tablet concoction at the ready
Spoons to try to rescue the eggs
|cailen. many moons ago...|
I guess that you can tell what’s going to happen here. We dye eggs for an Easter Egg Hunt every year, whether it’s inside or out, for 4 people or 24. The cast of egg-decorating artists changes from year to year, but it always includes family of varying ages, and often a good friend or two.
|austin's rubberband egg|
The understudies to these finished “finely decorated, perfectly dyed and gloriously detailed” (smile here because this is said in jest) Easter eggs are the plastic cuties in rainbows of colors that had been waiting in a large bin on a basement shelf for a year. They get filled with jelly beans and maybe a ‘peep’, or a tiny, silly toy and some pennies. Chocolate never goes into these in case our Labs, Duncan and Colby happen to be the ones that find them first. – Long time ago, our old (huge) lab mix named Taz climbed onto the dining room table and ate 2 Easter baskets worth of candy, chocolate and all, while we were out. Thus, the name Tazmanian Devil. -
thanks, mom! another fabulous post. speaking of posts...did you see my mom's last post about her favorite whole-in-the-wall bar called the boat house? it's totally worth a read. you'll be jealous of this little gem : )