I love Easter. It is the cornerstone of my faith- celebrating the death and resurrection of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There is no greater love than for someone to lay down their life for another. (John 15:13) Because of Jesus' life, death and resurrection, my sins are already forgiven. Because of HIS blood, I have eternal life. So yeah, Easter is a pretty celebrated day in our house.
Even though the focus of Easter in our house is on Jesus, we also do the Easter bunny. Like with Christmas, we don't go all out, but we do have some fun with it. However, Kate gets enough candy and sweets through other things, that I really don't want to fill her Easter basket up with junk. I try to find some fun things to fill their basket, along with some practical stuff that I'd have to buy anyway. I've been collecting a few things here and there since the first of the year, so I went ahead and put their baskets together this weekend. In case any of you have kids in the age range of my two, here's what we did for Easter this year:
Can you guess which is which? Ha! Pretty easy. Plus, Kate's HAD to be pink. If she got a non-pink basket, I think the Easter bunny would have been in trouble.
Kate's Basket - Age 3.5
1. Two Pairs of Pajamas (Carter's)
2. Pink Flip Flops (Old Navy)
3. Bubble Gun (Target)
4. Old Maid and Go Fish (Target Dollar Spot)
5. Glow Stick Bracelets (Target Dollar Spot)
6. Chocolate Bunny
Karsten's Basket - Age 5 months
1. Two Pairs of Pajamas (Carter's) - matching Kate's, of course.
2. Pink Flip Flops (Old Navy) - again, matching Kate's.
3. Teething Toy (Carter's)
4. Teething Toy (MAM - Target)
5. Car Seat Toy Elephant (Target)
Some other non-candy ideas are:
1. Hair Bows/Clips (I was going to add some of these, but never got around to buying any.)
3. Bottle or Sippy Cup Labels (InchBug)
4. Play Dough
7. Small Board Books
9. Bathing Suit
11. Bath Toys
12. Bath Dropz or Bath Paint