Easter 2017

Sunday the kids were up bright and early, so excited because the Easter bunny had left them maps to find their baskets. They couldn't wait to head downstairs to find their goodies. (Rebecca had to guess where hers was as her map was missing the bottom part...she was told the cats had gotten ahold of it as they were chasing the bunny!)


The kiddos found their baskets pretty easily.

Benjamin's basket was hidden in the games closet and had a ball toy, a small bubble wand, a Star Wars bubble wand, 2 Star Wars themed hotwheel cars, a jump rope, a small notepad a chocolate bunny, a tube with m&ms, and a couple fun size packs of m&ms, along with an emoji stuffed animal in it.




Jacob's basket  was in the downstairs shower stall and had a ball toy, a small bubble wand, a jump rope, a small notepad, a chocolate bunny, a tube with m&ms, a couple fun size packs of m&ms, an emoji stuffed animal, and 10 packs of sports cards in it.




Rebecca's basket was in the kitchen pots and pans cabinet and had a ball toy, a small bubble wand, a jump rope, a small notepad, a chocolate bunny, a tube with m&ms, a couple fun size packs of m&ms, an emoji stuffed animal, and a shopkins set that had 5 shopkins in it.



While the kiddos were checking out their baskets, I made breakfast. I made bunny shaped cinnamon rolls (from refrigerated dough), bacon and cut up strawberries.



After breakfast, we all just kind of relaxed for the rest of the morning.


Around 1:30 we headed out to my parents' house. After my brother and his wife and kids showed up (an hour late), my parents had their annual Easter egg hunt. My mother hides over 250 eggs for the grandkids to find. The kids love the egg hunt!





After the egg hunt, it was time for dinner-- ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, cut up fruit, rolls, little meatballs (as my niece can't have pork).




Then it was time to head outside to play and chat. The kids had a blast blowing bubbles, playing with balls, playing basketball and 2 square.





My mom also corralled my siblings and I for her obligatory picture at the holidays!






Overall, it was a pleasant Easter full of good memories and lots of laughs.

Comments

  1. What a lovely Easter for your family! I love that the Easter Bunny hides the baskets - and cute map/story for your daughter! I can guarantee that they will remember the maps for sure.....When my daughters were young and the Easter Bunny hid eggs outside for them to find, we would always include a map as to where they were hidden. Not only did it make the hunt more fun, it aided in their map skills. Wouldn't you know that is the thing they reminisce about most now that they are in their mid to late teens? =)

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    1. We did the maps one other year and Rebecca kept talking about it, so we decided to do them again. :)

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  2. Fun, relaxed holidays are the best kind!

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