We also received a letter last week saying that the children would be having an egg rolling contest and a competition for the best decorated hard boiled egg. I will put my hands up now and admit that I wasn't even sure how long you are supposed to hard boil an egg for, so I had to ask around and the answer appears to be anything from 10 minutes onwards - but boil the eggs from cold water so that the shell doesn't crack (you can tell that we don't eat boiled eggs in our house!). So I did as I was instructed and I'm pleased to say I'd hard boiled the eggs enough without cracking them so Ruby was able decorate them.
Ruby was really excited to be decorating an egg as it's something she had never done before. Currently, Ruby is obsessed with the movie Frozen and so decided that she wanted to make her egg into Elsa. She started off by painting her egg pink for Elsa's face then painting a toilet roll blue for her dress, we let these dry before she drew a face onto the egg and added strips of yellow tissue paper to make her hair, she also added some sparkle and glitter onto Elsa's dress and made a white cape out of Crete paper. I think it's safe to say Ruby thoroughly enjoyed this and has already asked if she can make an Anna and Olaf to add to her Frozen egg collection.
I still can't believe that when Ruby goes back to school we will be entering into the last couple of months of her being in her foundation year, and then she will be moving into year 1, I have no idea where the last year has gone or indeed the last 5 years, my baby is growing up way too quickly and I'd really like her to slow down a little bit.