Easter Egg Family Fun

by StacyUncorked on April 22, 2014 · 13 comments

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Every year it’s hit-or-miss on whether or not we color eggs for Easter – the ‘miss’ years are usually when I forget to hard boil a bunch of eggs for coloring.  This year I wanted to make sure our first Easter in our new house that we definitely color eggs.

I boiled two-dozen eggs early Saturday morning, and while some of them were cooling in ice water, Blackspot decided to check them out and test the water for drinking:

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One thing we don’t do with the festive boiled eggs is hide them for the hunt - I think the kids prefer finding plastic eggs containing candy hidden creatively rather than actual eggs hidden.  

And I don’t have to worry about if an egg or two are missed – after all, when I’m hiding eggs practically in the dark in the middle of the night, chances are I’m going to forget all the hiding places, and leaving hard boiled eggs scattered about is asking for stinky trouble in the future.  Ahem.

We decided to color the eggs right before dinner so it wouldn’t be terribly late, though everyone seemed to be tired after a long day of chasing bubbles around the backyard, and seemed to take this egg coloring business quite seriously:

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Yes, there are still boxes needing to be unpacked.  It’s been a slow process, this ginormous move of ours.

After all the eggs were colored, the decorating commenced.  My first one Princess Nagger compared to Albert Einstein.  With pink glasses:

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Everyone had fun creating funky characters with each of their eggs, until we had a crowd of two-dozen crazy characters lined up:

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I especially love that Little Dude put two of his egg creation’s mustaches on upside down – gave his egg dudes extra character, don’t you think?  

Of course there was delicious (and in some cases colorful, thanks to some inadvertent cracks) Easter egg salad for lunch the next day.  It’s become a tradition for Easter lunch (since we do dinner at actual dinner time instead of mid-afternoon – that gives the hubby a chance to sneak in a nap).

Do you color eggs for Easter, kids or no kids?

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Seasonal congestion is the bane of my existence, driving me to distraction at times.  I don’t like taking certain products, because some of the ingredients in said products tend to make my scalp itchy.  

Nobody likes an itchy scalp.  

The hubby is one who rarely takes anything for any ailments, he’d prefer to just tough it out.  Unfortunately, his seasonal congestion computes to excessive snoring at night.  

Nobody like incessant snoring.

This is the time of year where the weather isn’t too cold, yet not too hot and we can throw open the windows to let the fresh air in after being cooped up all winter.  

Unfortunately, it’s this time of year that the seasonal congestion really raises its ugly head.  Zarbee’s Naturals’ Seasonal Relief to the rescue!

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I don’t know about you, but I really dislike the side effect of being groggy or sleepy, along with the itchy scalp I mentioned earlier.  I’m already suffering enough with the congestion, why exacerbate it with more annoyances?

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Knowing that it’s made from natural ingredients will let me rest easy at night.  In more ways than one.

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Do you happen to suffer from seasonal congestion like I do? Have you tried any natural relief things that work? 

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I hope those that celebrate Easter had a great one, and those that don’t at least had a great weekend.  The weather has (mostly) been cooperating this spring so far – the hubby was getting a little irritated at all the rain over the winter, but I reminded him that at least we escaped the excessive snow our old house was dealt this past winter.  

I personally would take snow over incessant rain, but that’s just me.  Of course I had to tease some of my snowy friends about the possibility of a snowy Easter with this image that was floating around Facebook:

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Speaking of Easter eggs…  Every year it’s hit-or-miss that I remember to boil eggs early enough to do the annual Easter egg coloring – one year I posted my Mom Fail:

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But this year not only did I remember to buy enough eggs for coloring, I actually boiled them early enough to do the whole Easter egg coloring well before bedtime.  Apparently Blackspot was interested in coloring Easter eggs, too, as he decided to check the water (read: drink) some of the eggs were cooling off in:

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Tomorrow I’ll post all the Easter egg fun for your perusal.  I know, I’m always making you wait for the good stuff.

Speaking of good stuff…  If you follow me in Instagram or Facebook, I posted about these confetti eggs that had me scratching my head on why anyone would subject themselves to the subsequent mess they’d produce:

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Some great people educated me on the fact that these are actually a tradition for some people, called Cascarones and having cascarón broken over one’s head is said to bring good luck.  

Always one for being adventurous and trying new things, naturally I went back to the store I first saw them and bought some the very next day.  I didn’t put them out on Easter, though, I’ve got them hidden in the pantry for a ‘just in case’ future surprise.

I’ll let you know if they bring any good luck.

Speaking of good luck…  I would consider it good luck if I were to end up on this flight attendant’s flight:

I love it when flight attendant’s make the oh-so-boring safety features so much more interesting and entertaining.

Speaking of entertaining…  Princess Nagger and I were perusing a funny site this weekend and ran across this:

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I’ll let you mull over the comment that was left on that image.

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