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Easter 2017

"What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul! What wondrous love is this, O my soul! What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss to bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul, to bear the dreadful curse for my soul." -The Melody from The Southern Harmony by William Walker

It wouldn't​ be Easter without fresh flowers. I picked up an Easter Lily on Good Friday, but kept it hidden (Jesus hasn't risen yet) in our guest bedroom downstairs. On Easter morning, before the kids were up, I took it upstairs and placed it on our home oratory.  The sweet smell of lilies filled the house. It was wonderful!

Egg wraps are my new thing. No messy dyes, spills, or drying time to deal with. These beauties are ready after a quick dip in a hot bath. The plastic wraps shrink to the egg within a few seconds. Piece of cake. Just make sure you have some regular size eggs on hand. The jumbo eggs, while great for cookin' up a storm of omelets, are over-sized for these wraps.

Grandma Robbins used to say, "A watched pot never boils!" Luckily, for this munchkin, we didn't have much longer to wait for our eggs to finish up.

Aren't these icon wraps amazing? I found them on Amazon a few years ago. Unfortunately, the seller doesn't stock them anymore, but I think these are lovely, and the Ukrainian ones too.

On Holy Saturday, we pulled out mom's paints, brushes and markers to decorate eggs.  It was a fun creative sesh with the sibs. Everyone put their own spin on it. Flames, Roses, Lighting bolts, and flowers were the themes this year.

The girls and I have been reading "Rechencha's Eggs" by Patricia Palco. It's a tale of an old Russian woman, named Babuska, who spends all winter painting the most beautiful eggs to take to the Easter Festival. She takes in a wounded goose and in return the goose lays her a egg each morning for breakfast. We tried this Pinterest craft to go along with the book. 

Using washable markers to color the paper doilies. Then "painted" with water to blend the marker. As the paper became wet, the marker colors blended together and softened. 

The paper dollies needed to dry before we cut out the egg shapes and glued them onto construction paper. The end result was pretty pastels on Easter eggs. The paper eggs still decorate the walls in our home (Note: next time I will glue them on card stock to prevent them from curling).


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