And our shy little friend J:
The highlight for Zoe was not the beautiful eggs -- it was the opportunity to hold J's baby sister, six-weeks-old gorgeous baby G (is that one brave mother, or what?!):
Just look at Zoe's face! She really loves babies.
If you judge by the mess after all the eggs were colored, everyone had a great time!
A tip for those with young kids who plan to turn all their hard-boiled eggs into deviled eggs -- there's an easy way to let the kids participate with no mess! After you remove the yolks from the eggs, put them in a large zip-lock bag, together with all the other ingredients you typically use for deviled eggs: mayonnaise, salt, spices, etc. Seal the bag. Check again to make sure it is sealed closed. Check again! Then hand the bag over to the kids to squish and squeeze, massage and manipulate, until all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Then just cut off a corner of the bag and pipe the yolk mixture into the white eggs. The kids will be so proud of having helped make the deviled eggs, they'll love to eat them! Enjoy!