as the girls wait impatiently for the first easter egg hunt of the weekend i'm realizing that i have only three more days to scramble in hopes of being mostly prepared for our easter celebration.
the onion skins have been collected and the turmeric on hand. a trip to the market for eggs and red cabbage and i'll be ready for our annual egg dyeing.
a few possible prototypes for the dresses have been made and scrapped for another time. a little too complicated for now. the simpler versions (only the tiniest bit more complicated than last year's ) need to be cut and assembled and the girls convinced that the color i have chosen for each of them is just right (this might be impossible).
the books are ready to give, including creature which is enormous, but so beautiful. the girls will eat it up. with a full week of vacation ahead of us the "baskets" (which, i'll be honest will probably end up being paper sacks) will be filled with materials for projects: shrinky dinks, unpainted wood people and dowels for fairies and wands, origami paper for mini airplanes, ribbons for eve to keep practicing her braiding, plaster of paris, crayons, coloring books, and, if i can find some really colorful kinds; wigs. a little bit creepy? yes, but i think it's time.
i'm kicking myself for forgetting to get a lamb cake mold yet again. next year. for this weekend, a regular cake it is. with some embellishments; the girls are calling for edible bird's nests, gummy worms and a chocolate animal or two. it's going to be something.
now, if i can get the girls to play nicely, stop obsessing about death and "bad guys in our world" we just might be able to have all the easter fun that i have planned in my head.