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April 13, 2009

Our Easter Sunday saw two inches of rain and temperatures in the upper (but still cold) 40s.  At 7 a.m., though, all we had was thunder, so D hopped on out of bed to do the Easter Bunny thing. Jack isn’t really old enough to celebrate that way, so we’d planned a competitive egg hunt for us adults (my parents, continental siblings and me) and a day of overeating next door at my mother’s house.

My husband hid two dozen eggs along the ridge between our house and hers before his hands froze solid and he was soaked enough to retreat indoors for coffee. By the time the egg hunt was underway, it was pouring rain, and the eggs that the girls had decorated got a thorough rinsing. Searching for them reminded me of looking for the eggs that our hens used to lay in the woods surrounding my dad’s house – though their numbers made them easier to spot.

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At least six eggs are still out there (I think I overdid it on the “hide them well!” coaching), which might mean it’s a good thing he didn’t hide all 48. When we’ve all had our fill of deviled eggs and it warms up around here, we might exhaust the rest in a game of Easter egg baseball – Dad’s favorite – unless you have a more creative use for a couple dozen hard-boiled eggs?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 14, 2009 2:22 pm

    the weather was definitely nasty!… but life must go on. Those eggs done with crayon are super cute!… how did you do that?… did you just draw on them (after they were hard-boiled) or is it something more?

  2. Liz permalink
    April 14, 2009 3:41 pm

    I was thinking the same thing about the crayon eggs. So cool! We only dyed a dozen this year and they’re all plain. I love the shots of the eggs in hiding. You always take such beautiful photos. 🙂

  3. April 14, 2009 7:35 pm

    We had a lot of rain here too. Our eggs never made it into hiding. I love the perspective in your photos.

  4. April 15, 2009 3:02 pm

    Gorgeous pictures, in spite of the rain! We forgot to crayon our eggs before dyeing this year — got so excited about the dye.

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