Successful, Non-messy Easter Eggs

I know, I totally took the easy way out of which of my Easter Pinterest Picks I tried. Hey, I’m a full-time student with 2 full-time sons – that doesn’t make for much down time!

So here they are…the results of our family Easter egg coloring with crayons!

Mental note - buy WHITE eggs next year.

Yes, I HAD to make one like the rainbow one on Pinterest! It was just too pretty not to. Surprisingly, hubby even got in on the coloring action – he made the Charlie Brown egg! Connor made the four Angry Bird eggs, and dropped the one that looks like the pig…so he made me scotch tape it ;-).

The eggs were super-easy to color, and weren’t difficult to hold without breaking. I was actually surprised at how much fun we had…we’ll likely never go through the hassle that is “dyeing” eggs again (with super-young kids, anyways) thanks to crayons! When the boys are older, maybe we’ll try using some melted crayons and regular dye to make special effects…

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No More Small Pieces!

One of the things any mom can agree on is that toys with small pieces are the bane of her existence. This includes legos, building blocks, board games of any kind, and generally anything small enough that will go unnoticed until you step on it and nearly kill yourself trying to keep it from becoming permanently lodged in your foot.

This is one of the many reasons I absolutely love some video games. I’m not talking games with zombies, shooter games, or anything like that – especially not games that suck you in until you’re three shades paler than white and need an IV just so you’ll get some nutrition…I’m talking about video games designed after board or table games that can be played as a family or by yourself.

Here’s a list of some of the games that have been adapted to video games. Some of these, my family has and plays together on our computer, Sega Genesis (yes, we have one that still works), and Playstation 2 systems…

  • Life
  • Monopoly
  • Backgammon
  • Scrabble
  • Bingo
  • Parcheesi
  • Yahtzee
  • Family Feud
  • Clue
  • Uno
  • Dominoes
  • Cribbage

I’m sure there are way more titles available out there, these are just ones that came to my mind quickly, and that have already shown their ability to keep my feet injury-free. Are there any favorites that I’ve missed?

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