I meant to have this post up days ago but, like most of my big ideas, that sort of flopped -- or at the very least, fell victim to the kind of chaotic schedule that accompanies two small children. Alas, it's the night before Easter and the plastic eggs have been stuffed (shout out to Bitsy's Brainfood for my sugar-less alternatives!) and the baskets are finished.
I like to try to keep as much sugar and junk out of the baskets as possible just because there is so much sugar circulating around at all of the parties, classes and events leading up to an actual holiday. The last two years, I gave Ethan the joy of a chocolate bunny as my one sugary exception. For the most part, I like to stick with simple basket themes: things to do, things to wear, things to read. Here's a little peek at what is waiting for the kids tomorrow morning!
Carmen, age 1:
Inside Carmen's basket, you'll find:
- A new t-shirt (Cat & Jack is life, am I right?)
- Haba brand wooden rainbow clutching toy
- Two board books
- Monkey Feet moccs
- Box of Ella's Kitchen organic snacks
- Joovy Pengoo straw cup
- Battat keys toy
- Green Sprouts first toothbrush
Next up is Ethan's basket, age 5 (*gulp* almost 6):
In Ethan's basket, you'll find:
- LEGO Easter chick building set
- Lush Rainbow Fun and golden egg bath goodies
- Three new beginning readers books
- New hat
- Tickle Me Plant seeds
- Seedles Wildflower seed bombs
- Tie-Dye kit (from Amazon)
- Pals Socks -- mismatched socks because "it's fun to be friends with someone who is different." I'm obsessed!