Anyway, we had a busy but fun Easter weekend. We started out by taking Embry's new kite for a flight at a field in Forest Park. It was a nice day, but the wind was very sporadic. Every time we'd successfully get the kite up into the air the wind would completely die and the kite would crash. It's a good thing that Embry was content with flying a few feet above her head. Just as satisfying for her I guess.
I chose a different method (see previous post). My silk tie-dying turned out pretty good. Although I would've liked the colors to be darker. After the water came to a boil I turned the dial from 9 to 7 and the stupid stove must've thought I meant 2 because it cooled down too much too fast and I never did get it back up to a boil. I think that's why the colors were light. It was still pretty neat, though. You can actually see the elephants from one of the ties on its respective egg. The blog post that I got the idea from was right...1. You can find the ugliest ties at a thrift store and 2. The ugliest ties make the prettiest eggs. I mean, who buys (or wears) a tie with circus elephants on it?
All the eggs turned out great. After more playing outside and a "snack dinner," we called it a day.
After breakfast the kids hunted eggs in the backyard and then we packed up to go to J's Aunt's house.
It was a nice drive there (2 1/2 hours), although neither of the kids napped like we'd hoped. They stayed in a good mood the entire time we were visiting, and ate relatively well. After a third egg hunt (the first one was at the Botanical Gardens a week earlier). ..