What's funny about these pictures is that dyeing eggs was actually pretty stressful. Maggie kept threatening to throw eggs, drink dye, or knock everything onto my clothes. Joe tried to eat an egg, only to discover it was still runny!
So then we put the eggs back into boiling water to harden them up a bit, and they lost all of their color! NOOOOO! And they were still runny and inedible! Argh. At one point, they were really pretty, but this photograph is the only evidence I have of that.
(Also, overnight, 21-month-old Maggie has become a two-year-old. In other words, I am living with a demanding, shrieking, cranky nudist. It's a good thing she's so cute.)
Despite the stress and mayhem, the pictures turned out cute (and deceptively harmonious seeming). I think at one point, I said in exasperation to Steve, "just take some cute pictures so that we can get this over with!" Haha!
You'd never guess my kids were super cranky and I was losing my cool, would you?
This morning's Easter egg hunt was a bit more peaceful, at least until the sugar hit.
I just did a simple egg hunt in our back yard. Nothing fancy, but the kids had fun.
You can see that I cut the sleeves off of Maggie's Septmember Tunic. I just cut them at the length I wanted and faced them with bias tape. The fit is a lot more comfortable now that it's cap-sleeved and her chubby arms have room to move.
Of course, she's not wearing pants. It's a miracle when we can get her to wear a diaper these days. She's sitting on my lap completely nude as I write this. Sigh. The days of dressing Maggie up in whatever strikes my fancy are probably over now - they grow up too fast! On the bright side, she seems to be showing some interest in the potty now. I don't even know what to make of this, since Joe didn't show any interest in potty-training until he was almost four! But Maggie is so independent and motivated to do everything just like her brother.
Joe did explain to her, "Maggie, when you feel the pee-pee in your penis, it's time to go to the potty." He's such a helpful big brother! Maggie listened attentively and seemed to appreciate this advice.
Joe is wearing a Flashback Skinny t-shirt that I never got around to blogging. He wanted a rainbow shirt, so I cut strips of different rainbow colored knits I had around and serged them together to make a rainbow. He wears this shirt all the time - it's one of his favorites, as you can see by how much he's stretched out that neckline! Ha.
Happy Easter! I hope you are having a wonderful holiday if you celebrate. This weekend I am trying to make a dent in my WIP/mending pile. So far, I've repaired Joe's backpack, fixed the sleeves on Maggie's tunic, and finished a couple projects that had been started and then put aside, including a gift for a friend's kid, a t-shirt for me, and some knit shorts for Joe. So you can expect more sewing posts from me soon!