Is it just me, or does Miriam look just a little worried in this picture? Never fear, Mallory was very gentle and never once tried to poke out...er, "show" me Miriam's eyes. Mallory really would make a very good big sister - and I've been getting a lot of hints to that effect. If anyone wants to put in a good word with the Man upstairs, feel free. We'd love for her to have a sibling...or two....
Moving on to the "adventure" part of the day.... When I was talking to Mom on the phone yesterday, she was telling me how a girl from my hometown with a 2 1/2 year old was saying that she didn't let her dye eggs because of the mess. Mom thought that was kind of silly and that all kids should get to have fun with egg dye. I kind of wish we could have had a webcam going while we were playing. Pictures are the next best thing - bear with me, there are quite a few!
Like the orange foot? I must say, I'm pretty proud of myself; all of the dye came out of the kids' clothes with a nice soak in cold water....except the orange sock. I think its a lost cause. But, I haven't tried bleach yet, I'll let you know. Better yet - all of the dye came off Mallory with a nice soak in the bathtub. I wonder how Joshua turned out?
Here's the result of our labors. There are a few more humpty dumpty types - Joshua decided they should be pre-cracked for easier eating access.
After the eggs, Miriam woke up and wanted some lunch. So, while she ate, Mallory and Joshua (and I) played with toys and play-doh. It worked pretty well as a diversion until Joshua wanted to eat it. Blech.
Unfortunately, this is where my camera batteries died. After Miriam finished eating, all six of us went to Pizza Hut for dinner. Joshua was too tired to eat much, but Mallory polished off a huge portion of "meaty ziti" pasta bake. We headed back to the house and everyone took a nice nap. In fact, Joshua and Adam were still napping when we headed home. We made a quick stop at Grandma Deb's to play with Tera for a little bit, then back to our house for a bath and bed.
The easter bunny still has some stuff to do, so better be done. Have a blessed Easter everyone!