I was going to write a post about marbling Easter Eggs since it was one of today's many activities. However although it was a lot of fun, we didn't quite get the results we were hoping for, and a tutorial on how to do a rather underwhelming job of marbling eggs is fairly useless.
So I'll start with the eggs, and then segue straight into a sort of photo diary of our day - today was a bank holiday, so no work for me :o) Through some creative shifting of working days, we jigged things so that I looked after Mini-M today, and Mr E worked, but took a day off earlier in the week on a nursery day to get a bit of time to himself. Parental juggling!
The sun was shining today too, for the first time in what felt like weeks, so there was daylight - photos look better in proper light, heck everything looks better when the sun shines, so I was a bit camera happy, and Mini-M was obliging with smiles for once...
|Eggs - sort of marbled - using oil, vinegar, food colouring and water|
|The day began with an 8:30am ASDA trip - and a play on the ice cream van after clearing the checkouts|
|Promptly on returning home, the newly purchased outfit for next weekend's wedding was tried on. This is what happens when you let a 2yr old choose... it's not subtle!|
|Turning last night's paintings into vaguely Eastery chicks|
|Deep in concentration for some animal alphabet jigsaw puzzling|
|Aqua-doodling whilst waiting for a friend to come round to play|
|Dressing up and dancing! (It's a pink witches hat, not a traffic cone...)|
|Multi-tasking - eating a picnic lunch and playing bingo|
|Some post-lunch, pre-nap Cbeebies iPlayer time - we watched Sarah and Duck|
|We went to Ocean Terminal and debated which of the Build-A-Bears looked more like Mr E - this one...|
|... or this one!|
|A cup of coffee with friends, some drawing (spiders on hands, and even some on the paper...) and a fair amount of bad behaviour meant a shorter than planned afternoon outing|
|But Mini-M was a reformed character by the time Mr E came home and instigated a silicone cake case hunt in the living room (although slightly missed the point by a) hiding them all in the same place under the sofa and b) telling Mr E she'd put them there!)|
|Pinny on, plastic sheet down, food colouring mixed - time to dye eggs. Thumbs up if you're ready to go... cue general thumb confusion (not from Mr E - he was clearly ready!)|
|Thumbs up eventually - eyes crossed with the effort of looking at them!|
Hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend whatever you have planned :o)
|Which brings us back to the eggs!|