one annual tradition that can get very messy and can also make this mama a bit stressed and nutso, but alas, it's tradition- the dyeing of the easter eggs. each year it does seem to get more fun, but also seems to have me giving more direction- don't crack the egg. don't spill the dye. watch your knee. don't shake the dipper. since we're on vacation in virginia for easter this year, i was also super cautious and paranoid of topher and teppie's new wood floor and kitchen counter in their home they just spent over a year renovating. but the girls did fine and we didn't make any permanent messes. and they seemed to enjoy it more this time, as did i.