Tuesday, April 10, 2012

10 on the 10th: easter parade

easter was such a fun holiday this year!  two egg dyed thumbs up to all our great friends who entertained us this holiday season! 

i enjoy participating in shimelle's 10 on the 10th each month.  i was tempted to do 15 on the 10th.  i had such a hard time narrowing down my easter photos.  i finally did it by only choosing those for which i had something to say that i thought you might be interested in hearing.

so back to the great friends theme . . . chelle invited us over good friday for lots of easter shenanigans like egg dying.  it was so much more fun as a community effort.  check out chelle's blog for more photos!  (she has much better pictures of the glowing eggs below).

this was g's first egg.  he said, "my first egg's gonna look like it got bit by a shark."  could i make this stuff up?  don't answer that.  anyway.  egg carnage seemed to be the theme of the evening.

i had heard somewhere that brown eggs dyed well, so i got us a couple dozen and tried it this year.  yep.  brown eggs dye up gorgeously.  these are all brown eggs except for the two aqua ones and the pale yellow one in the middle.

g liked playing with the eggs.  this is a bungee jumping eggie reenactment.  many eggs were harmed in the filming of this blog post.

this egg dude is an example of how we made the eyes.  we stuck hole reinforcers on the eggs before we dyed them, then pulled them off once the eggs were dry.  this egg met his end on the trampoline.  may he rest in peace.

this was a super fun idea that chelle had planned for us.  i think she found it on tip junkie or pinterest.  these are the larger sized easter eggs with a glor stick folded up inside them.  we hunted them in chelle's front yard once it got dark.  great fun.

and of course chelle blogged/facebooked the event so the next night we got invited over to blake's house to hunt glow eggs once more.  carrie didn't have enough of the big eggs, so we figured out that the regular sized ones work if you tape the glow sticks into a little bundle with packing tape prior to stuffing them in the eggs.

easter morning.  is this pic not hilarious?  i am so amused.  i'll be scrapping it.  yep.  this was before he remembered it was easter morning.

this was after he'd woken up enough to realize the easter bunny had been there.  that's one of our eggs with eyeballs.  i drew the features in with a sharpie.

and here is the happy boy with the much longed for sea monkeys magic castle.

and then after church we went to sherri's for lunch (sea deviled chicks post below).

hope your easter was lovely and blessed.  :)


  1. Looks like you had a very fun-filled Easter! Thanks for sharing

  2. What a great way to capture the recent festivities!

  3. Looks like lots and lots of fun

  4. wow love the fun times. we used to do painted eggs and blow out the insides, yucky but fun,
    jo xxx

  5. That looks like lots of fun. I cheated with polystyrene eggs this year

  6. Oh man! I always thought dying eggs was a bit 'traditional' but your eggs and the - cleverly done - eyes are amazing!

  7. Fun times!!! the eggs look great and your son look like he had a great time!!!

  8. Fantastic photos, the colourful eggs look brilliant and I love how you did the eyes! x

  9. Great 10 - I love the idea of a glow in the dark egg hunt!