Monday, June 13, 2016


We don't normally dye eggs.  Most egg hunts we've had have involved plastic eggs.  But the kids are so grown up, they sort of just decide things and go with it.  

Lucy saw the tie-dye method on Pinterest.  Basically, you use old 100% silk tyes, cut them up, wrap them around eggs, wrap white cotton around that, and rubberband it very tightly.  Then boil them in vinegar water.  After they cool, unwrap and voila!

So that was a fun first. :)

We did some old classic dye too.  It's so strange to not help them.  I just stand by and take pictures whilst they do everything on their own.

I have NO PICTURES of our first egghunt at Sherry and David's house with Mom and Paul.  I'm not sure why.  I have loads of video.

But at Dad and Janet's here is their field bountifully covered in eggs and goodie bags...

The annual jump-the-creek picture...

They hunt...

We spectate...

Counting their eggs so Grandad doesn't get one in his mower...

After sorting through their loot, the first thing they all settled down with was the new books they received :)

And this is just for cuteness sake...

The next morning we all went to Grandad and Grandmom's church for Resurrection Sunday!

He is Risen!!!!

Iris Gets Mani/Pedi

Alright, Dear Readers, go back in time with me to March.  I haven't felt well, and still don't, but I'm hoping to catch up on some blogging.  This heat is reconfining me to the couch.  The upside to that is catching up on this.  :)

I think I put in here previously that Iris has a bit of panic disorder.  She had been having quite a rough time, and really dreaded the days when I dropped her siblings off at their homeschool-school (oxymoron, right?)

So one day, I could see her anxiety coming on strong, and  I just didn't feel like putting her through the wringer.  It's hard to concentrate and "do" school when your terrified.

So we drove about 5 minutes away from the 'school' and I surprised her by walking her into the "Nail Bar."  We had the BEST time.

They let us sit where there was a girl's kitty chair next to a grown up chair.  She was able to adjust the lighting, temp of the chair, the message feature in the chair...everything.

While her feat were soaked, and slathered with lotion she just leaned back, and closed her eyes.  I dont know how many times she sighed and said, "This is WONDERFUL!"  She especially loved it when they wrapped hot towels around her legs.  And I did too, oddly enough, I've never in my life had a pedicure before this one.

While, we knew we couldn't do this every week, it was a lovely time together, and a nice break!  And sweet baby girl must have thanked me a hundred times!

Oh, and I HIGHLY recommend the Nail Bar!