Apr 242011

In my mind, holidays are really for the kids.

But we’re all kids at heart, right?

So, being a big kid, I get to have fun and use my imagination when I get the Easter baskets ready for my kids and grandkids.

Unfortunately that health conscious adult steps into my world for a brief second and inserts the brown organic eggs for coloring instead of the traditional white ones.

No worries though, I bought enough chocolate and sugary candies to even it out.

I don’t know why I never thought of using the cooling racks before when I dyed eggs.  It’s such a no-brainer!

And with this coloring kit, I don’t have to worry about too much of a mess.  Have you seen the selection of kits out there nowadays?  (Stupid question I know.)  Glitter, tie dye, shake-on color… sorry, I’m a simple girl, not Martha Stewart thankyouverymuch.

5 color tablets with their corresponding cups.  Again, a no-brainer, right?  Umm… look again.  I see orange eggs and no orange cup.  And I can only make out the color on 2 of the tablets.  I thought this was supposed to be simple!

Never fear.  I threw caution to the wind (and a little water on the tablets) and got it all figured out.

Even with the brown eggs, the colors turned out pretty good!  See those 3 that still look brown?  Yeah, those were the ones dipped in yellow.  Actually, they kinda have a pukish yellow-green-orange tint to them.  Oh well, sometimes you need the WTH factor with things like this.

I was wondering when the inspectors would show up.

After I got their seal of approval I was able to move on.

But not before Thor saw the empty egg carton and thought it might possibly be edible.

OK, moving on.

Time to get these things filled with goodies!

That darn environment-conscious adult showed up again.

How dare she choose something so totally against the theme of unhealthy-candy-laden Easter baskets with good-for-the-environment recycled paper Easter grass!

We’re gonna have to have a talk later.

Unfortunately, I think she’ll end up winning… she always does.

He’s a tad nosy, don’t cha think?

Ta Da!  Lots of yummy sugar goodness topped with a gift.  Think the kids will like them?

Yay! They did!!

There’s nothing quite like loading up youngins with sugar and sending them home with their parents.

I like that part about being a Grandma.

Along with the kisses, hugs, “I wuv you Grandma”, and the homemade Easter cards.

Happy Easter everyone!!

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