Collecting eggs for Easter

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We were lucky enough to visit my family’s farm over the March break. The hens there lay beautiful blue/green eggs. Of course we collected some, boiled them up and displayed them proudly on our dinner table for Easter.

Collecting eggs for Easter

 

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Fun, Easy Easter Egg Garland

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This idea is entirely thanks to my 8 year old. She wanted to decorate for Easter and loves cutting out snowflakes at Christmas time. She combined the two ideas by drawing and cutting out an Easter egg shape, then folding it in half twice and cutting out shapes as you would a snowflake. Be sure to only cut the shapes from the two folded sides. We finished by putting ribbon through a hole in each of the eggs and then hanging them up. So easy, fun and looks great! Such a clever little monkey 🙂

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Dam Busters

It has been a busy weekend with the Easter Bunny’s visit and the chocolate-induced hyperactivity that ensued. To get out some of the beans we decided to go for a walk/bike out the lane and down the road. Our neighbour had called the night before to ask if we could help with clearing some of the culverts which the local beavers have crammed full with all sorts of good stuff and as a result are threatening to flood our lane.

Here we go.

The girls watching their dad at work.
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Since my husband decided to wear my work jacket, I had no choice but to let him do all the heavy work while I made sure the girls didn’t fall in the drink and get sucked through the culverts. I also got a little snap-happy. This photo I call “Clump of Lump” (Ok, so I read a little Dr. Seuss this morning).

“Clump of Lump With Surrounding Environs”.

Self portrait.

Yet another dam.

Yet another culvert to clear.

Leading to the lake.

Look at the exploded cattail!

Watch it float!Ella looking at her cattail floating
Finally, I will end with some pics I took of beavers from a year or so ago. This little guy swam by in the rain.
I got quite close to this one and managed to snap this photo until it noticed me and…
…slapped it’s tail on the water both splashing me and scaring me half to death with the noise of the slap! I guess it is poetic justice for dismantling it’s masterpieces.



Memories from an Easter passed

I recently came across these photos from 2 Easters ago. I thought they were just from last year until I looked at the date. Wow, how time flies! When people tell you your children will grow up so fast, they are telling the truth!

The girls are really looking forward to the Easter Bunny’s visit tonight. It is nice they are still young enough to experience the magic.

Our old front door (before the reno)
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The Easter bunny found its way into the playhouse…
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…and left a few surprises
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Poor, unfortunate bunny.
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