The past couple of weeks have been rather low-key weeks in the Doiel household along with a touch of stomach flu.
We are eagerly awaiting the thaw of the snow although the kids did get out and play in the snow before it all melted this past week. They have had full weeks of school as there have finally been no cancellations! Kristi got to go to a birthday party, and I am starting Sunday afternoon practices for our church’s Easter passion play, God’s Masterpiece. It’s a little easier this year as many of the songs are the same as last year.
We have also had fun doing some Easter egg coloring and some Easter egg games for future blog posts. Bloggers start holidays early! We colored some eggs the old-fashioned way, then we used the eggshells for a craft! You can see two crafts for Easter using free printables HERE plus how we colored the eggs. The eggs were very bright!
We also tried to roll eggs in Cool Whip and food coloring. That experiment just turned out okay, but it was a success as Kiley really enjoyed eating some of the Cool Whip after we were done rolling eggs.
Here is how we did it:
- I put hard boiled eggs in vinegar for a couple of minutes.
- We placed one container of Cool Whip in a dish that was 7″ x 4″. A bigger dish might be nice as the colors mixed together quickly and it looked like we just had purple food coloring.
- Put some drops of food coloring in different corners of the dish.
- Dry off the eggs.
- With a spoon, let the children roll the eggs through the Cool Whip.
- Take the eggs out of the Cool Whip and put in a container. Leave the Cool Whip on the eggs. Place in the refrigerator for several hours. We had them in the refrigerator for close to 24 hours.
- Take the eggs out and wash off the Cool Whip with a wet cloth. Try to wash gently so that you don’t wash off too much of the color.
After all the Easter egg fun, we got sick. Joshua had the stomach flu, and he shared it with Mommy and Kiley. Two more of the kids I think have had a touch of it. It is not the most terrible sickness we have ever had as most of us don’t even have temperatures; and I have been able to get more blogging done than normal as we are just sitting around.
I got to do a little sewing with the birthday party Kristi went to, which was fun! You can find directions HERE.
I also became an aunt again in the past two weeks. My sister had her fifth child on February 19. He was only 6 pounds 8 ounces, and he dropped down to five pounds five ounces due to being jaundiced. He now is doing better and learning to eat. My sister who was flight lifted to her hospital as she had a seizure from her high blood pressure is now doing great too.