This Easter was a bit more hectic then normal as we were trying to prepare to leave for Florida the next day.
Normally, I dye a ton of eggs. Enough for my grandma, mom, mother-in-law, and us all to have some left over. I only did 18 eggs this year. I didn't want to make a huge mess after all the cleaning and packing I did.
I kept it simple and picked up 3 packets of Kool-Aid to dye our eggs with. I had never dyed eggs using Kool-Aid and was praying that it worked so I didn't have to rush out and get a kit.
The colors came out pretty! I thought the fruit punch was going to be blue because it's in a blue package, nope, it was red. I guess if I would have actually thought of it most fruit punch is red. Oh well, life goes on and nut-nut didn't care.
The eggs did smell really good using the Kool-Aid!
She was serious about them eggs but hated waiting for them to color. She is just like her mama and lacks some patience.
I think the eggs turned out pretty good for just using water and a packet of Kool-Aid. The grape Kool-Aid turned the eggs a greyish color but once they dried they had blue speckles all over them. Jayla thought they were eggs from a Robin. I can't wait to try more colors next year!
On Easter morning Jayla was a little too excited to find the eggs and her basket. She had me up a bit earlier then I had planned and a lot of my pictures showed it, they were pretty blurry and out of focus. I'm just not a morning person.
I think she woke up in the middle of the night and scoped out where her basket was because she had no issues finding it!
I didn't do a whole lot of candy this year and gave stuff that she could take on the road with her. I thought it would be mean to give her a basket full of candy and then make her leave it behind for a week. Plus, she really doesn't need all that candy.
Ok, I'm going to trail off a bit here but this is just too funny not to share.
After church Grandma wanted to ride with us to her house so she didn't have to wait on Grandpa to count the money. No biggie, we are all going to her house anyways. Half way up the road she says that she doesn't have keys to get in. Once again, no biggie, I have a key to her house. Once we get there I notice that her car isn't there(Grandpa had the truck)and asked her where it was. She says,"Oh shit!! It's at church!" Yep, Grandma drove to church and completely forgot! Bless it!
Grandma and Grandpa always hide plastic eggs at their house filled with money and Jayla was quite excited to have a little extra money for Florida.
If you look in the carton you can see all the smashed tops.
What are some of your Easter traditions? Have you ever played Dippy or something similar?