Sunday, March 23, 2008
For some reason every time I'd tell Paige to tell someone, "Happy Easter," she'd say, "Happy Easter Bunny!" I thought really liked that, and I started saying it myself. :)
We don't do too much for Easter, but it was a nice day. My mom decided to forgo the big dinner she normally has and had Easter Brunch instead. I really enjoyed that. Normally we have a breakfast, then pretty much sit around all day until we have a big dinner in the evening. I liked having brunch instead. This year my dad and his girlfriend also decided to have an Easter egg hunt at their house, as her grandkids were going to be in the area, as were my brother's son and Paige. So it worked out nicely that we could do brunch at my Mom's with my grandparents, and then go to my dad's, and then head home. My family lives about 1 1/2 - 2 hours away, depending on traffic, so I liked doing everything during the day and then getting back home at a reasonable time.
This weeks Unplugged project theme happened to be eggs, in the spirit of Easter. We basically did the typical dying and hunting.
I did decide to try making an art project with the shells, such as these. My family thought I was pretty funny collecting all of their shells off of their plates and putting them in a Ziploc to bring home to do art. Paige didn't seem to enjoy it that much, saying, "eeeww..." to me wanting to put egg shells on the glue she was having a great time spreading around with a paintbrush. Give her a paintbrush and something she can spread with it, and she's a happy girl. But we gave it a shot anyway.
It seems like a lot of my "great ideas" don't turn out to be so great. But, we try to do something together, which I keep trying to remind myself is the point, right? Next week's theme is "rocks." I hope some of you will join us. I've really enjoyed participating in these themes every week. :)
I also wanted to let you know about a website that has technology projects to be done in classrooms, and asks classrooms around the country to sign up and participate. One she seems to host every year is The Great Egg Roll. I've never done it, but I thought some of you might enjoy reading about it.
I'm too tired to type much more tonight - but sometime remind me to tell you all about the butter lamb. :) Hope you all had a Happy Easter Bunny!