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We didn’t do anything special this past weekend…just stayed close to home and spent time together. Which when you really think about it, is pretty special.
This year was the first time we dyed eggs since Conn was born. I didn’t want to spend money on a kit (huge surprise there), so I read online how to make your own egg dye. Thank you, internets. It is a dead simple process. Put some hot water in a glass/cup, put in a bunch of food coloring (at least a tablespoon) and some vinegar (about a teaspoon). Voila! Egg dye from stuff in your pantry.
Conn got a kick out of it. I really thought that he would be much more of a Mr. Grabbyhands than he was.
And it was great. I will be on the lookout for other small cookie cutters while I am thrifting this summer…it was too fun.
I overheard Conn talking to himself the other day while I was getting Seamus dressed and it was all I could do to contain myself…
“A-B-C-D-E-Four-Five-Six-Seven-Eight-Nine-Ten-Eleven-Twelve-Dig and Delve-Thirteen-Fourteen-Twenty.”
I love how he went from saying the alphabet to counting and then a little nursery rhyme middle while finishing it up with the largest number he knows, skipping the five numbers before it.
When we were home in IL over Thanksgiving, Aunt Jackie & I planned some room decor for the kids’ room. One thing that I keep seeing all over blogland is name banners for kids. I love those. So we brainstormed, and she, being the scrapper extraordinaire came up with a way to actually get it done so that I didn’t have to resolve to construction paper, glue sticks, yarn and glitter. Because left to my own devices, that is how it would have gone down. Instead, we took a trip to the hobby supply store for paper and she did a little Cricut and chip board magic and when she came to visit a couple of weeks ago, she came bearing presents…
Love them! Now I just have to get cracking on the curtains I have planned for their room. And I actually have the fabric for them in the sewing room, so I won’t have to resort to my beloved glue sticks and yarn. Now if I could just figure out how to get more hours in the day.