Monday, April 5, 2010


We have been celebrating easter here and also that spring has arrived.
This is my (sorry excuse for a) mantel all decked our for easter/spring.
The painting is a halfdone project from a friend. I found a picture online that he was to paint. He never felt happy with the outcome and therefore never finished it. I still like it even though it barely covers the tv hangup that my husband left up just in case.
The blocks to the left is a remnant from Christmas and Valentines, but I like it and it's there.
The Chickens all over is a buy from Norway last time I was home. I love how silly and colorful they are.
The carrot shape is my MOPS easter craft full of M&Ms.
The vase is filled with the twine eggs that I managed to make, and there is also two yarn eggs on the side of it.
The plate is from IKEA.
And the tall vase is filled with branches and has eggs on that my daughter and I emptied and painted last year.
All I have to do now is carefully pack away the eggs and it is all ready for spring.

On one of my shelves I have this little collection. Two of my chickens from Norway. An angel that my aunt and uncle in Norway gave me for Christmas holding an egg Isabel painted in her daycare back home in Norway when she was about 20 months old. And a wineglass turned candleholder also painted by Isabel at her daycare when she was 17 months old.

This is a project I started knitting last time I was home in Norway. I bought this kit and was going to finish it for that easter, but ended up not finishing it until this winter. The hen is supposed to sit on top of a basket of boiled eggs to keep them warm and there is 8 chicks to keep separate eggs warm. Unfortunately they ended up a little floppy so I stuffed them and put them in a wooden bowl that I have and they look mighty happy there.
Btw all the dishes in the backround is at least clean...

Saturday we went egghunting at the zoo. I love it. 46 eggs yielded 4 candies. Isabel was a little disappointed, but grandma had already promished her a surprise at home. One big egg filled with candies and cookies. Not to much sweets.
This is Isabel and grandma picking eggs. It was really cold and windy so even though we had planned on hanging out for a long time looking at animals and playing there we ended up leaving after only an hour. Instead we went shopping at IKEA.
It wasn't our plan to go to IKEA, but since Sofie threw up that night (because of overeating) and her mattress was all soaked in that, we just had to go down to IKEA and get her a new mattress. Hey, in and out in about 2 hours where one hour was spent shopping/playing in playarea and one hour was spent eating, it's not all that bad.

Peak a boo. Sofie and I love our new Beco baby carrier system.
Easter Sunday we took a trip up to Skagit County and the Tulip Festival.

My husband the tall one in the family. Ok, he is not that tall. The picture is actually taken by Isabel who is short.

My mom, Sofie and I.

This is my Jaguar Isabel, that is when she is not Toothless the dragon. Not sure why she want's to be called toothless, when she still has not lost a single tooth.
Let me tell you that cleaning this off was not a job for dad. Poor girl was being rubbed raw. Mom to the rescue with cottonswabs and makeup remover.
At the end of the day I asked her if she would do it again and the answer was "yes of course".
So that was some our Easter. How was yours?


Anonymous said...

So nice to meet you! It looks like you're living in the Pacific Northwest, yes??? So are we. It's been a few years since we visited the Tulip Festival. Gorgeous!

Love your daughter's pink leopard face. Now THAT's a work of art.


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Meet Virginia said...

OHHHHH! It looks like you had a great Easter! I love all the pics!


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