Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Eggs on Ice!

Doesn't look like the typical sort of day for a Spring Egg Hunt does it?

I decided not to hide eggs this year because it was SO cold and also because my 11 going on 25 year old DS Jonathon would surely think that was WAY uncool.............or as he would say "NOT SWEET" (apparently Cool is not a Cool word anymore!!! lol)

Saturday evening a voice from behind says "Mommy, are you going to make an egg hunt for me this year?"

"An Egg Hunt?" I say............"you want an Egg Hunt?"

"Well yes mom, we do it EVERY year, so why not this year?"
It is SO hard to determine what my child wants and needs at this age. Sometimes, I will say or do something and he will remind me that he is not a little kid.........other times I think my expectations of his behaviour and attitude are higher because he can act so mature. It is a challenging time for me as a parent, but also a magical time. He is on the cusp of childhood and adolescence and this weekend was a good reminder of the need to cherish the "mommy" moments while I still can.

So this year, unlike the years before, I did not get out of bed to sneak around in the dark, hiding those eggs. Since he asked me to hide the eggs and because he actually sleeps beyond 8:00, I did not have to risk breaking an ankle on the ice, trying to find the perfect hiding spots for the 39 eggs that I filled.........

What a beautiful morning for an Egg Hunt though.............It was crisp and sunny, the findings just a little more challenging given the blinding nature of the sun reflecting off the snow.......

And finally, after a long search, we enjoyed breaking open the eggs and having a little taste of frozen Chocolate. mmmmmmmmm

Whether your Family is Large or Small, the time that you spend with them is so important. I created this Family Name frame for a class that I will be teaching in May at the Local Scrapbook Store. I just LOVE the way it turned out.

I used the Neighbourhood wheel from the Stampin' Up! Catalogue and wheeled the row of houses, colouring them with COPIC markers.

I then stamped the members of the family using the SU! All in the Family Stamp set and the All in the Family Accessories. I cut the little people out and mounted them on dimensionals along the front of the row of houses. The Fun Paper is from the Occasions Mini Catalogue and the "together" definition, from SU! define your life Stamp.

I purchase the Frame at the Dollar Store. It had quite a hideous picture in it, so I just tore the backing off and recycled it to make my Name Frame. I Love Cheap Finds (well for crafting, anyway!!! lol)

If you are local to Kingston and would like to Participate in the Class, Call Lasting Memories at 384-6354 for details.


  1. Glad you had a good Easter! That frame is so cute! Beautiful coloring!

  2. Eggs on Ice - only in Canada. I can't believe how early easter fell on the calendar this year. A long time to go for us until we are out of the 'spring winter' season.

  3. THAT IS Adorable--LOVE your name frame..the wheeeled image is perfect!

    Love the icy choc too---on the bright side -its better than melted chocolate!

  4. That frame is adorable! I can't imagine how much time it too! I hope you have lots of patience with the ladies at your class!

  5. Happy Easter my friend :-) Love your family Easter story. One minute a child the next a young adult. Cherish both challenges :-)
    Vicki, your name frame is absolutely adorable. TFS

  6. That frame is awesome!!!!! If I lived closer would be in that class for sure :) Glad you had a nice Easter. We were cold too, but no snow thankfully.


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