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Easter Egg Fun

April 02, 2010 by Victoria Strong

Gramma is so creative and I am so glad. I have been busily collecting little gifts for Gwendolyn's Easter basket over the last few weeks (the usual sweets in the basket don't work for a child who doesn't eat by mouth), but I completely forgot about dying Easter eggs...and that's a perfect activity for Gwendolyn! So I was so excited this week on Gramma's weekly visit to see she had thoughtfully planned an entire egg decorating adventure. Ellen thought of every detail. She hollowed the eggs out, leaving only the eggs shells, so the eggs were light enough for Gwendolyn to hold. She had the different dyes all lined up on a cookie sheet in clear cups so Gwendolyn could see the colors and the process. And she even thought of sparkly bling stickers for the finishing touch! (Those had the WOW! factor for our Miss Sparkle Gwen.)

Gwendolyn was all for it. She sat in her chair for a little while and really liked dunking the eggs and pushing them down with a spoon. When she got tired from sitting up, we shifted and put her flat on the floor and she let us know we needed to hurry up getting her settled because she had eggs to decorate! She was very particular about which colors she wanted. And her eyes got huge each time the simple white egg came out of it's bath in a shockingly bright color.

After the eggs dried, Gramma helped Gwendolyn place stickers on the dyed eggs. She had princess and glitter stickers. But then the magnum opus was presented -- flower shaped faux diamonds with the major blingy bling factor!!! Oh wow! The eggs got a few, but then I casually said, "These are like diamond earrings..." And Gwendolyn excitedly started making sounds that clearly meant, "I need these on my ears!!!!!!!" She was so proud wearing her sparkle "earring" stickers to bed that night! She's just too cute!!!

Talk About It

How precious! She did a beautiful job! What a little girly girl she is! My daughter loves wearing the sticker rinestones as earrings too!
Posted by Samantha on 2010-04-02 14:54:54
It really WAS a lot of fun and Gwendolyn loved every minute of it.
Posted by Gramma on 2010-04-02 16:21:43
What a special time for Gramma and Gwendolyn! You are right, her Gramma sure did think of everything-way to go Gramma!! Gwendolyn is too cute in the pics, and her eggs look awesome. Hope the rest of your weekend is just as fun filled....Happy Easter! Em
Posted by Emma on 2010-04-02 16:29:32
OMG. Look @ those pretty eggs. They look like they came from Tiffany's. Gwendolyn U 'n Gramma did a FABU job!
Posted by Auntie Weez on 2010-04-02 17:48:17
way to go gramma ellen! What wonderful fun for Gwendolyn!! I love seeing her in those pics....the eggs are beautiful!!
happy Easter!
Be well..
Lisa smile
Posted by Lisa on 2010-04-02 20:00:01
What a magical time!

Gwendolyn and Gramma...y'all did a great job!
Posted by Margaret on 2010-04-02 21:16:25
These are the most beautiful eggs! Gramma knows how to rock the bling on the Easter eggs smile

Gwendolyn looks like she is having a great time. Very special time with Gramma.

--Mari
Posted by thorney on 2010-04-03 02:05:17
What an amazing Gma!
Posted by dg darling on 2010-04-03 05:27:53
For some reason - this post has made me come out of my "lurking" position. I've followed you guys for quite some time. Got all my friends to support The Gwendolyn Strong Foundation in the Chase Bank thing on Facebook...

Each time you have a new post about something do you for Gwendolyn, it simply melts my heart. I'm a NICU nurse, and have used Gwendolyn's story with SMA, along with her parent's never ending quest to find and use everything in their power to make their daughter's life magical every sing day.

Victoria and Bill, it's just not your daughter Gwendolyn who's special. So are the BOTH of you. Big time.
Posted by Jessica on 2010-04-03 06:21:04
Go Gramma! What incredible memories you are building. Blowing out the eggs so Gwendolyn could be more "in charge" of dipping her eggs is ingenious. I love the bunny ears, and those beautiful eggs..... wow! So pretty. Cool idea for the earrings too!

The amazement of the eggs going in white and coming out colored is always so fun to see!
Posted by Penny on 2010-04-03 07:35:41
are there pictures of the fashionista with her earrings on or what?!
Posted by aubrey on 2010-04-05 01:30:54

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