Monday, March 17, 2008

The Painted Egg

One of my favorite springtime traditions is taking the children to a nearby pottery studio to paint Easter eggs. Since we began this tradition several years ago, our collection has really grown! I display the eggs year-round in a pretty bowl. It is fun to look through the eggs to see how the children's tastes and techniques have evolved from year to year. This trip was special because it was the first year that all four children were old enough to paint. Last year 1-year-old Emma added her hand print to a monogrammed egg, but this year at 2 she felt so grownup joining her older brothers and sister at the big kids table. It was a delightful afternoon creating Easter eggs -- and memories of family fun.


Carson, our most serious artist, put the most time into his egg.

Christian chose a palette of tropical colors, a good match for his sunny disposition.

Mary Ashley's colors were soft and sweet, just like her.



Daddy showed Emma how to paint. She loved dipping her brush into the paint!


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9 comments:

Leah said...

What a fun tradition!!

Kristi said...

I love that idea! I just may have to add that to my list...

Three plus Me said...

How fun! What wonderful keepsakes.

Nancy Hood said...

what a precious idea!!!

Becky Welch said...

What a great tradition!!! We do not have a pottery place around here, but we may have to do something like that here in our small town!!

Rebecca said...

That looks like so much fun!!!

sweeter and the bubbas said...

Emma in her piggies....I could just eat her up!! Great pictures and I love the idea!

Jennifer@DoingTheNextThing said...

How creative! A sweet tradition...before long you will need a bigger bowl for all those pretty eggs!

Anita McFarland said...

That is a great tradition!

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