Friday, March 20, 2009
Spring is here! While it doesn't feel like spring (it is snowing), we celebrated the return of the light and the sun. After weeks of the plague, uh, I mean the cold virus ravaging our household, today was the first day where all four of us finally felt a bit better.
G's first order of business was to make our sun/flower spring equinox cookies. While the dough was chilling we started some egg coloring experiments.
We put a few eggs in with vinegar, water and food coloring.
We juiced some fresh wheatgrass from the trays of it we grew just for today. We put a few eggs in plastic wrap with some of the green juice and smushed grass to see if it would color.
We wrapped a few eggs in tissue paper, dipped them in a vinegar/water mix, and tied those into plastic wrap to see if the tissue paper would impart color.
We ended up with some interesting results - and had fun doing it. We also read books, looked at charts that show the path of our earth and the sun at this vernal equinox, decorated paper mâché eggs, started our spring nature table, watered and cared for our plants, started even more new seeds to bring life to our garden, started cloth rabbits, breathed fresh air and danced. After such a rough week with asthma-boy in addition to three of us getting ear infections with this nasty bug, it was such a relief to feel better, celebrate Ostara, think about the warmth and light that is coming, and to be silly and have fun with each other.