Monday, March 29, 2010

Rainy Days

Ah....'tis spring!
Or well not so much in Michigan where spring is more like another three months of rain and mud and gray skies with a few days of sunshine thrown in to make us all wander out of our houses like little mole-people, squinting at the sun.
This weekend was one of those rainy times, the times that just want to make you crawl under your covers and not come out until, I don't know, you move to Barbados or something.
I, however, got to have a little sunshine in my life by spending it with these two:Now if those two faces don't brighten up your day--well, all I can say is that you have one cold, cold heart.
This is Emily, my granddaughter and, of course, you all have met Lucy.
And Emily, God bless her, is my kind of child because as she told her mother, "I don't really want to do sports. I really just want to do crafts." Could there be any more perfect character trait in any grandchild?
So we just took that old rainy day and crafted the heck out of it. First we made Easter eggs. Not the old boring dip in dye and wait four hours to turn into a pale pink Easter eggs. Oh no. We made cool tie-dye eggs.
It's just food coloring, paper towels and some plastic wrap, but so much more fun than the traditional egg dying. I found the directions over at Oakadoodle Primitives and since she has done such a great job spelling it out, you can go right over there if you are in the mood for egg dying. Here is a pic of Emily contemplating the design process: And the beginning of one of her designs:Hmmmm....I don't know about you, but I definitely see the beginnings of a quilt or rug designer here.
Afterwards, we had the great cupcake bake-off---just to make sure that every artist had adequate nurishiment.
Lucy approves and will take her cupcake in liver flavor please.
Here's hoping that all your rainy spring days can be filled with sunshine!!

1 comment:

  1. Oh so Sweet the time spent with precious little ones! Both Emily and Lucy look like they are the greatest pals! Love those eggs....Emily is most certainly destined to be an artist! Thanks for posting the instructions. I may just have to get out the old food coloring and vinegar! That smell brings back the memories! xxoo Cathy G