Friday, May 8, 2009

Easter Sunday at Quita's

Easter Sunday was spent at Quita's place with the family. We dyed a bunch of Easter eggs using all sorts of natural dyes prepared by different folks. Aiden of course wanted to lend his artistic talents to the occasion but we had to convince him that it would have to wait a couple of years or else he could have some semi permanent tattoos from the dyes. 

As usual there was a beautiful spread put together by Quita with contributions from everyone else to keep our tummies from grumbling. Before we could feast on the food we had the star attraction of the day, an Easter egg hunt exclusively for Aiden. This was far different from the other hunts that he had participated in during the week. Quita wanted to make sure that this was one time no one was going to steal eggs from her beloved grandson. If anything there were half a dozen people folks prodding him along. He had a great time with eggs big and small and he couldn't believe his luck when one of them accidentally cracked open and cheddar bunnies popped out of it. That of course meant that the surviving eggs would meet a violent death.

Uncle Jonathan came over a little late after finishing his shift at work and was treated to a wonderful cocktail prepared by Mom. She told him that we had prepared a special Easter cocktail to celebrate the rebirth and that he had to guess the ingredients. He took us for our word, had a few sips and started guessing the ingredients one by one as if he were tasting a fine wine. We had to stop him after a few sips because our guilt conscience got the better of us. The drink was a mix of all the natural dyes we had made and had everything from spinach, beets, grapes, blueberries, red onions, yellow onions, coffee & turmeric. After he found out what it was Jonathan took a few more sips.  Only Jonathan could have pulled that off!

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