Friday, March 20, 2009

happy spring!


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.

Happy Spring!

18 comments:

Kiki said...

oh my you've been busy today! colouring eggs is on my list as well... but first I started needle felting eggs and knitting egg cozies...

Joy said...

Those are fabulous cookies! And the egg experiments look like such fun. :) I'm glad you had a fun first day of spring even with the snow.

Tara said...

Glad to see the bright eyes and smiles on the boys faces.

The cookies are gorgeous... love all those cheerful colors.

Happy Spring!

Lisa said...

Wow! What a great day! I'm so happy to hear you are all feeling better. Those cookies are beautiful!

Eluciq said...

glad you are all feeling better...much happiness is felt from this post! Happy Spring to you!

Sara said...

Your cookies look yummy! I love the shape. Happy Spring to you and your family.

Yarrow said...

Happy Ostara. What a lovely, fun day you guys had. Blessings.

Jane said...

Those cookies look great! I can't wait to decorate eggs-what a nice way to welcome spring!

se7en said...

Those cookies look divine... hopefully some spring weather will make you all feel better and bug free soon.

Kat said...

Dear A -
I love your hulk pajamas.
If they had a pair in my size, I'd wear hulk pajamas too.

See you guys soon,
O's Mama, K.

denise said...

The cookies were indeed very tasty (and colorful).

Kiki - egg cozies and felted eggs sounds wonderful!!!

Kat - He hasn't ever seen the Hulk yet, but loves the PJs since green is his fav color (and these are GREEEEEEN) and are super soft. :)

Dawn said...

This sounds like such a fun way to celebrate spring. I'm glad to read that you all are finally feeling better.

Sam said...

I love the cookies, the look beautiful! Glad everyone's feeling better :)

Lizz said...

Happy Spring to you!

I hope things dry out and the respitory viruses take a hike.

I realy like the glittery eggs and need to come over for a shot of wheatgrass juice. Yum!

dongdong said...

I'm glad to hear you are all feeling better. It's snowing where I live too. Those cookies look fabulous...pretty colors too.

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Oh, the cookies look so bright and springlike. I changed my blog to a spring motif, and I tried to get all of those colors in, but the yellow just didn't show up!

Dawn said...

Looks tasty! Nice juicer btw and those eggs are too cool~

Nice to hear all are feeling better....Happy Spring to you!

:)

anthromama said...

I'm glad you are all feeling better. We've gotten rid of all our colds just in time for allergies :-( Now I need to go change my blog header for spring!