We were so excited to dye eggs this year! Jack had gotten some egg dye for his birthday, so I boiled a bunch of eggs (we were at the stage in the kitchen remodel that we could hook the stove back up, so it was the first thing I cooked! I still didn't have a sink to wash the dish in, but I had a stove!) remembering from last year to write DO NOT EAT TIL EASTER on them, found some Big Red Cups (the cute little glass cups I like to use for egg dying were packed away still- I was so bummed about that!), and called up grandma, grandpa, grammy and Auntie Mimi and Luke and invited them over! I remembered from last year that the little dyes take forever to dissolve, so we took care of that before they got there...
When the colors were ready to go and our friends weren't here yet, I let Jack go ahead and start... he was so anxious and excited and I felt bad making him wait longer!
After he put his first egg in, they got there! He was so excited to see them, and he had a great time showing off his egg dying skillz
Luke was so excited to come to our house! So excited that he wasn't really interested in dying eggs... he just wanted to play in our backyard! That was fine with Jack since that left more eggs for him, but he couldn't help getting up once to join Luke on the slide that he outgrew long ago!
Sam enjoyed egg dying! He did pretty good putting the egg in the dye gently, and he even grabbed the spoon to try to get it out... though that's kind of hard for a 14 month old to do.
After he had dyed one egg, he decided that playing was more fun. so he got down to join Lukers.
The last few years I have loved the way our eggs turned out, but this year the dye was kind of lame. The colors were barely there- so pale they couldn't even have passed as pastel. The water looked pretty, but the eggs were coming out much the same as they went in no matter how long they were in there!
So I ran in the house and dug through a box and found my food coloring and we had a little lesson in primary colors and color mixing. The colors ended up kinda funky still, but at least we could see some color!
When we were done dying I had Jack dump the colors out onto the rocks, which he really enjoyed! He said he was dying the rocks!
Jack had a blast dying the eggs, and I had to laugh at him. As soon as we were done and all the eggs were back in the carton he announced "Okay, now let's go hide them and look for them!" I told him that he had to wait til the next day (Easter) to do that. We didn't end up hiding and finding those eggs, we usually opt for plastic eggs on Easter morning and real eggs in the afternoon at my aunt's house, but we didn't go to my aunt's house this year. More on that in my next post, though. Regardless, egg dying was so fun, and it was nice to have hard boiled eggs in the house again! Just one of the many things I missed about having a kitchen!