25 April 2011

awash in color.




it’s a funny thing how egg-dying draws out one’s personality.

em was a machine of precision, careful about angles and elapsed time in each colored bath. (he was also keen to know when, exactly, we would wrap up the decorating and get on to the consuming phase of this egg project.)





elle was sweet zaniness, writing ‘egg’ on her egg in wax crayon and generally cracking herself up.

zee’s eggs were prettiest, his penchant for color and double-dipping resulting in the brightest shells, one of which was all sherbety swirl (not pictured, my bad).





and bee was a heap of caution and patience, quietly waiting for his siblings to take their turns with the crayon and the wire dipper before launching work on his own eggs.





they’re each one distinct but such a wonder, these smallish folk, and i can only spin the faintest threads of imagining what next year’s egg-dying might look like with five.





something tells me we’ve got some downright crazy times ahead. :)




counting to a thousand with the gratitude community:

125. a tomato-red rice cooker bubbling over in the morning’s background
126. a worship pastor head over heels for Jesus
127. brothers who play hallway-mini-dodge-ball while the sky’s a torrent of wet
128. elle, who fashions egg hunts for the rest of us
129. 1 corinthians 15.55
130. the electric green of spring
131. teachers whose words are tempered with patience
132. the joy of right now, tomorrow, all of forever with Him



18 comments:

TheUnSoccerMom said...

thank you for this post! we did not decorate eggs this year, so I lived through you! :o)

and thank you for your kind words! ((HUGS)) we would surely paint the town. the world may not be ready for us! haha

oh! go over to my blog, you've got an award waiting on you. :o)

hannah singer said...

i love to dye eggs for that very reason! seeing all the personality displayed is always a joy! this year though, since my boy is a wild age 2, we just used those weird dye sticks and drew on the eggs. they were a mess. bleh. anyway!
no doubt many beautiful crazy times are ahead! love that corinthians verse, and your grateful heart.
so thrilled i've "met" you!! xo
happy monday!

Rachel said...

Enjoyed your list today. Looked up 1 Corinthians 15:55 Amen. Have a blessed week.

lulu and family said...

fun!!! i especially love the way you described your boys playing in the hallway while the "floods came down." fun.

Joy: said...

We dyed eggs this year. I was sad no one wanted to decorate them. Riley thought the colors were too pretty to mess them up with decoration.

Your kiddos made some lovely treasures.

Kendal said...

eggs! love them. re: adoption - my friend raised two nearly to adulthood and then adopted 3 from ethippia and 1 from china. all at about the same time! there house is wild but JOYFUL!

happygirl said...

I miss dying eggs. Loved this post and LOVE colored eggs. Happy Easter.

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

How fun... what pretty eggs from your creative bunch! Beautiful photos. Yay for spring green. Wonderful list... so happy to find your blog today! :)

Katie Stratton said...

i keep coming back for that first photo. it's too good.
those cups!
<3
happy easter, love.

Joybird said...

I know I've probably said this before, but Nic, you are a very talented photographer.

Katarina said...

They look gorgeous!!!Decorating eggs is so much fun!!!I am sure you had a wonderful Easter:)))

emily wierenga said...

nic, your whole home is awash with color.... your children are so beautiful and so unique. i can't wait until i can do activities like these with my boys. :) thank you for your comments these past few days... i treasure them. and you. xo

Heather said...

beautiful words to describe a lovely tradtion.

Farmgirl Paints said...

oh girl you always out do yourself. those pics are sooo pretty. love the gratitude list. you always find good ones to remember.

fleetfeet said...

I, too, have immense gratitude for #126 and #130.

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Katarina said...

They look gorgeous!!!Decorating eggs is so much fun!!!I am sure you had a wonderful Easter:)))

Joybird said...

I know I've probably said this before, but Nic, you are a very talented photographer.