Best Shot Monday – 3/24/08 – Egg-citing!

That’s egg-citing, not to be confused with egg sighting, though I guess either would work in this case. ;)

On Saturday we dyed a crapton of 26 eggs using natural dyes made from things like tumeric, chili powder, beets, blueberries, and red cabbage. We did 14 during the day with the kids and my sister (Aunt Carrie), and then because I wanted to experiment some more, Jody and I did another dozen after the kids went to bed. We now have enough boiled eggs to feed a small village.

I will do a post with the details of the natural egg dyeing, including what worked well and what didn’t work so well and pictures of the process, later in the week. For today, however, I’m just sharing some pictures of the egg-dyeing egg-stravaganza, our indoor egg hunt (due to snow) and then my best shot of all of our eggs in one basket (I know, I know, they say not to do that) is at the end. ;)

Most of the pics were taken with the point and shoot, and a few with my SLR. Mouse over the pics for a description.

Our natural egg-dyeing egg-stravaganza was on Saturday. Julian enjoyed eating leftover blueberries (from the dyeing process) while the rest of us dyed the eggs.

Mommy with Julian, the blueberry eater - 3/22/08Mommy dyes eggs while Julian signs for more blueberries - 3/22/08The egg dyeing commences - 3/22/08Julian, the blueberry-eating boy - 3/22/08Family egg dyeing - 3/22/08Mommy with her silly girl Ava - 3/22/08Julian laughs at Aunt Carrie - 3/22/08Ava shows off a green egg (with spinach still on it) - 3/22/08Aunt Carrie cleans up blueberry boy - 3/22/08

Our Easter egg hunt on Sunday was inside (since our snow from the night before hadn’t melted yet). Ava had a blast finding all of the eggs, while Julian enjoyed smacking eggs together and throwing them around the house.

The egg hunt gets underway - 3/23/08Daddy makes sure all hidden eggs are accounted for - 3/23/08Ava, the bunny - 3/23/08Ava and daddy make deviled eggs - 3/23/08The kids hang out with daddy - 3/23/08

And lastly, here’s my best shot. All 26 of our naturally dyed eggs (in one basket). :)

Our naturally dyed Easter eggs - 3/23/08

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39 thoughts on “Best Shot Monday – 3/24/08 – Egg-citing!

  1. They turned out GREAT! Looks like you had a lot of fun, and I love that picture of Julian in your family shot, w/ the food around his mouth- he has that look like “What?”

    I was very, very, lazy this year. My MIL & SIL invited Ryan over yesterday to dye eggs with his cousins, so I didn’t dye one egg. We took his home today though, and he had lots of fun.

  2. looks like a fab time!! cute pix.

    hey girl, i edited and reposted my BSM post. there’s some important stuff i would love for you to read about. maybe you could pop back over?

    thanks so much.
    xo

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  4. What a wonderful idea…naturally dying the eggs! I would lOVE more information, as we always do it with store bought stuff. Your eggs are lovely; so is your precious family!

  5. Ooooh I def. want to know all about the natural dyeing! We dyed eggs for the first time this year and used the regular old paz dyes …. but your colors are SO beautiful! I want to try that next year!!!! Love the pics :)

  6. Wow, those turned out great! I love the colors… they’re really different from boxed dyed eggs. Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Love the photo of Ava in the bunny ears :)

  7. Sounds like you had a fabulous weekend: your eggs came out great! And throwing things around the house is, of course, the whole point of an egg hunt, everyone knows. ;)

  8. Oh my gosh, natural dyes make eggs are SO MUCH more beautiful than the fake, chemical dyes! Those colors are seriously spectacular. Great shot. And what a fun time it looks like you all had!

    Jane, Pinks & Blues

  9. Wow! Those eggs turned out AWESOME! I didn’t even think about drawing designs on the egg. I may have to celebrate Greek Orthodox Easter so I can do try this again…

  10. They are beautiful! At http://greenbabyguide.com we too went a little crazy with natural egg dyes this year. A few dozen egg salad sandwiches later, we’re still figuring out what works. I’m looking forward to reading the details of your experimenting. The blue ones are especially gorgeous!

  11. Hi! Your eggs are gorgeous. The kids did such a great job!! Snow, on Easter…neato! Natural egg dyeing is the way to go. The eggs look so much more authentic and traditional. Great pics. I had a blast doing 8 eggs using 3 color combo’s…you’ll have to check out my blog…I look forward to hearing your notes about the process!!!

  12. So fun! I only managed to do the baking, but not the egg dyeing for the holidays this year. We will have to do the natural dyes next year. Those look lovely!

    What fun photos!

    Oh, p.s. we made butter today–thanks for the idea. It was a blast. :)

  13. Seriously Dude! I SO wanted to do natural dyes this year, but I opted for next year since it’s Harrison’s first time. I touch on that on my not-yet-published post today.

    Yeah, I’m behind.

  14. I had to laugh when I noticed Ava’s dress. Emma has the same exact one but only we’ve been wearing it without the longsleeves & with sandals! =) Oh how I remember all the winters in MI growing up wearing turtlenecks under dresses!

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