Easter Egg Family Time

by Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) on April 11, 2012 · 45 comments

in Wordful Wednesday,Wordless Wednesday

Every year I dream of making these amazing and awe-inspiring decorated Easter eggs, and every year something happens (like last year when we didn’t even color the eggs that I’d boiled because we forgot about them) that prohibits the artistic mode and we just don’t find that creative flow.

This year was no different.

Visions of beauty like this danced in my head:

But reality took over:

Notice those ‘No Spill’ egg dyeing doohickeys?  Not so much ‘no spill’ – just so you know.  They spill.  And are a royal pain fishing the eggs back out of them, resulting in multicolored mama fingertips.  I’m just sayin’.

Notice the hubby’s in the background playing Angry Birds on his Kindle Fire (pausing every so often to check on the solitary yellow egg he was working on getting the color just right to make an egg Angry Bird) while Princess Nagger was being goofy and Little Dude wasn’t sure what he was going to do:

While we didn’t get creative or artistic (or creatively artistic), and I neglected to get a final picture of the completely finished eggs, at the end of the day everyone had fun and it was quality time well spent as a family.

That’s what counts.

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1 SueAnn April 11, 2012 at 5:39 am

No didn’t color eggs or even boil them. No kiddos here!! Ha!
Love the photos…you can tell that everyone was having a good time.

2 Irish Gumbo April 11, 2012 at 6:40 am

Wee Lass and I colored a dozen eggs, and some of them turned out sort of…well, funny-looking…but we had a great time decorating them. And that is what counts, you are right. Love the time with my daughter :)
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3 Erika April 11, 2012 at 6:44 am

Sadly not – as kids when we were staying with friends in Greece we’d dye hard-boiled eggs red for the Greek Easter. These days I just eat the chocolate variety!
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4 EdT. April 11, 2012 at 6:49 am

No egg coloring for my family. But, we did celebrate the Feast of Peeps, and it was just the sweetest time!

Happy WW!

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5 Yvonne April 11, 2012 at 6:54 am

Great pictures!
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6 kyooty April 11, 2012 at 7:22 am

I’m such a bad housekeeper I didn’t even want to do eggs. I ended up doing them with my neighbour at her house. I just don’t have the patience for the mess and the whining when it’s not right.
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7 By Word of Mouth Musings April 11, 2012 at 8:01 am

Completely forgot this year – and btw, yours are awesome!
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8 Rita April 11, 2012 at 8:09 am

Lovely pictures! You’ve definitely enjoyed it!

9 BusyWorkingMama April 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

You all did an AWESOME job decorating! Love the bright colored eggs. Happy Easter :)

10 cat April 11, 2012 at 8:24 am

Looks fun though 0 and you saw ours – just fun. Have you tried drawing with a white wax caryon and then colouring? Works so well.
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11 Sprite's Keeper April 11, 2012 at 8:47 am

We made the yarn Easter eggs this year, since I wasn’t about to waste a dozen boiled eggs to which the five year old would turn up her nose at when asked if she would like one for a snack. (However, this same five year old professed her love for them at school when they had them there..)
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12 momto8blog April 11, 2012 at 8:49 am

fun times!!
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13 HOOTIN' ANNI April 11, 2012 at 8:49 am

Sweet….that part of Easter always brings the ‘kid’ out in me. I still love to color eggs.

14 andrea April 11, 2012 at 9:08 am

We tried the very simple sounding silk tie dying for some eggs on Easter eve. Not as vibrant as the ones online we saw. You can see our results on yesterday’s random. It sure looks like your artists had fun!

15 alissa apel April 11, 2012 at 9:08 am

So much fun! We did that to and it wasn’t perfect. It was still fun!
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16 Heather McD April 11, 2012 at 9:38 am

My boys and I colored Easter eggs. It looks like your family had fun doing it and made beautiful eggs.

17 Jan April 11, 2012 at 9:46 am

You got more creative than *I* did – I just dumped the darn things in the dye and walked away. Fished them out, dumped more in, walked away. Now, having said that, they were brown eggs which made the final products a lovely, earthy tone.
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18 Jenn April 11, 2012 at 10:04 am

We haven’t painted eggs in a couple of years. Fun memories though.
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19 Justine April 11, 2012 at 10:56 am

My Easter egg ambitions are often trumped by reality too. I can’t imagine my 3yo sitting still enough for perfection. I’m lucky we have any dyed eggs at all! Maybe someday huh?
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20 enchantedhue April 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

I know what you mean! Looking forward every year, blowing out eggs way in advance even, and then something or the other happens. My teenage son wasn’t into dyeing eggs this year, so I had to borrow my neighbour’s daughter ;)
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21 MG Atwood April 11, 2012 at 11:32 am

the smiles on the faces say it all. Such fun memories.
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22 Jackie April 11, 2012 at 11:32 am

I skipped the eggs this year because of the mess and the fact that nobody ever eats them afterwards! I hate that… and if I peel them and make egg salad or something they complain because it’s funny colored.
I would love to make the pretty, perfect eggs someday though!
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23 MG Atwood April 11, 2012 at 11:33 am

Such a nice tradition. The smiles on the children’s faces say it all. Nice job!
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24 Teresha April 11, 2012 at 12:57 pm

You must have the patience of Job! I don’t even attempt anything like this. They turned out great imo.
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25 debi9kids April 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm

same here. I dream of beautiful easter eggs and in stead tend to end up with BLAH eggs. Oh well. It’s fun and that’s all the kids care about.
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26 becca April 11, 2012 at 3:42 pm

we use to nymore little man thinks he is to old to hunt eggs just wants to hang out on Easter now
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27 Red Shutters April 11, 2012 at 3:46 pm

You’re brave! I “delegated” egg dyeing to Nana and Grandma!

28 Stacey at RealWorldMom (Linky) April 11, 2012 at 4:14 pm

You’re right, that family time is precious, and it’s what really matters! Looks like the kiddos had a lot of fun! Love Little Dude’s big smile! :)
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29 Run DMT April 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm

You all did great! Is there really any such thing as a no spill dye?

We don’t do fancy eggs either, but this year the kids got very creative with their eggs. My oldest daughter used two colors on her eggs. I’ll share the photos next week.
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30 Michele April 11, 2012 at 6:50 pm

yep, family time is the most important thing. Pretty eggs are in the eye of the beholder.

31 Becca April 11, 2012 at 7:14 pm

I’m Jewish and I have always wanted to color an egg…just to say I’ve done it :)
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32 Alexarrie April 11, 2012 at 8:22 pm

Wow this is a great family bonding and I am sure you enjoyed it, especially the kids… How I wish someday i can have a family like this too…
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33 Jenny April 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

LOL about the yellow egg and Angry Birds. We had a lot of fun dyeing eggs on Good Friday.
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34 Jill April 11, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Thanks to Grammy, we did dye eggs. And what was different for me, they actually eat them the next morning (after being refrigerated all night). I love the crown on the little guy.
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35 Amy April 11, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Ah, isn’t that often the way with family activities. Never quite turns out like you planned, and is inevitably messier, but it is always quality family time.
We didn’t dye eggs this year. We went out of town to visit family. I have to admit that I’m not broken-hearted about not dying eggs though.
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36 Full Time Mama April 11, 2012 at 11:13 pm

I think yours turned out GREAT!!!
Thanks for stopping by today! =)
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37 Jazmine April 12, 2012 at 1:30 am

Decorate the house and yard where you’re holding the party with lots of pastel-colored helium balloons, streamers, and paper cutouts of eggs, rabbits, and carrots.
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38 Karly April 12, 2012 at 2:08 am

I always love coloring eggs until I color eggs. Then I remember that I actually hate it. Ha! Thank you for linking up with me!
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39 Feye April 12, 2012 at 2:25 am

We also did that thing with my family, after doing some colorful eggs we hid it and let the children find it since we put it some reward whoever found the hidden eggs! It’s a good time to spend Easter with your love ones.

40 Jessie April 12, 2012 at 9:43 am

We don’t even do eggs anymore :) I feel like a bad mama but no one eats them after they are boiled so it is a total waste for our house. I love that your husband, even with a camera in your hand, continued to play Angry Birds. Such a real scene :)
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41 Tiffany April 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm

I love that your husband is in the background playing Angry Birds too funny! My husband loves that game as well.

42 Nicholle Olores April 13, 2012 at 1:02 am

It seems that all of you are having so much fun with your easter eggs. Painting easter eggs are fun! Thanks for sharing!
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43 yepishare April 13, 2012 at 1:48 am

nice post n picture.still post dude.

44 Jen {at} take2mommy April 13, 2012 at 9:04 am

Bummer! I didn’t know you had a #WW linky. Next time!
So…I see a lot of pink eggs in there…how did the Angry Bird egg come out?
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45 KM April 16, 2012 at 9:37 am

Looks like your family had a “fabulous” time painting Easter eggs :D You should do that again next year ;) But seriously, you’re right, it’s the quality time that matters :)
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