Eggs-traordinary Keepsakes – Easter Fun

Are you sentimental?

eggsI am and it gets me into trouble sometimes. I find it difficult to let go of anything that reminds me of my family, friends, or just good times. It can be a battle for storage space between the things we need to keep and the things I’d “like” to keep. For example, I have storage boxes with cards/notes, my kids’ school papers, their baby shoes – not only their actual “first shoes”, but their first sandals, first sneakers, first “big girl” slippers – well, you see where I’m going here.

Even though I might be dubbed “overly-sentimental” in some cases, I think many would agree that holiday mementos are nice to save.

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Since it will be Easter this Sunday, I brought out some Easter eggs that the kids and I decorated years ago.

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It was our first attempt at blowing out the yolks before decorating them. We had read an article on how to do it and were very excited to give it a try. I remember that we poked a small hole on one end and then a slightly larger hole on the other end; inserted a toothpick to break up the yolk a bit, and then began to try what sounded easy in the directions . . . “just blow the yolk into a bowl”.

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Hmmm, well it didn’t seem easy! I huffed and puffed and finally did one – but whew!!! It was tough! Next my older daughter tried and she had about the same experience that I did. I began to think we’d only have a few blown-out eggs to decorate – since there was no oxygen tank on hand to revive us. 😉

eggsBut then, up steps my younger daughter to give it a whirl. Incredibly, she does it in seconds!!! We are amazed! She does another and then another – all quick as a wink. She smiles and says that she’ll finish the dozen. Her sister and I look at her in awe. After she finished the 12th egg, she suddenly felt a little queasy – poor kid!!! Luckily, the feeling passed quickly and the three of us had a great time decorating these eggs.

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We used plastic sleeves for the middle part of each egg, but we got a bit creative painting and dyeing the “ends” of each egg.

As I say, it was a long time ago. Since then we’ve had a good laugh about how it took the help of the youngest one to get those eggs ready for decorating! They’ve held up well over the years, though. Storing them in an egg carton has probably helped. I do still love to pull them out and be reminded of the fun we had that day. 🙂

Do you have things you just can’t part with?

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Eggs-traordinary Keepsakes – Easter Fun — 9 Comments

  1. Hey sis, these are beautiful. You couldn’t possibly part with them. Yes, I know what you mean about keeping things, but Terry is worse about that than I am. Sometimes I think our attic will cave in! Its funny, the older I get, the easier it is to part with lots of stuff.

    I think the one thing I can’t part with is , OK 2, are postcards and calendars. Many times I have used a calendar picture to frame and use on the wall. OK, I have some greeting cards that I have kept over the years. Like the 4′ one of a Chipendale that my best friend sent me on my 40th birthday–it came with a flashing neon sign stating Happy 40th on Black Monday. You could look down the highway to my house and see it.

  2. Those are beautiful! I love seeing creative holiday crafts… eggs are especially fun to decorate, it’s so nice that you still have them.
    I have a stuffed bunny rabbit from when I was a baby – one of it’s eyes is missing and it’s definitely seen better days, but I just feel a sentimental pull toward it. I hope to give it to my child, when I have one!

  3. I am overly sentimental! I have every school paper from both of our sons since preschool! I bought boxes that look like a school bus and fire truck and they are filled to the brim! Cindi

  4. I can’t believe it!!!!!!! Really???? You and your daughters painted them???? They’re absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!! It seems really difficult…

  5. Wow, those are beautiful eggs. Such delicate detail. When my 6 siblings and I were little, our parents gave us each a new ornament for the Christmas tree…the boys got birds and the girls got angels. The date…still in pencil and clear as a bell…is written on the bottom….1960!

    This is the most cherished ornament I have and always enjoying hunting for it each year.

  6. AWK! I am the number one hoarder!! I have things I don’t even remember saving! Thank goodness I never had my kids make blown eggs, because I already have an entire attic and garage full of old ornaments, artwork, and nearly every toy my daughter ever got! My son took his old toys with him….and (sad to say) gave them to Goodwill!!

  7. Those eggs are just beautiful, Crystal, and so is your little story. I’m also very sentimental. “Big girl slippers”…gosh, you are just so darn cute! xoxo

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