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Easter 2017

The girls were up bright & early this year, they came jumping into our bed before seven squealing about the Easter bunny. We ate a quick breakfast, and then they dove right into their Easter baskets. They each got a book & a doll (or in Claire’s case, a stuffed rainbow pillow) and eggs filled with little goodies like glitter play doh, dress up jewelry, Trolls band-aids & some candy. We usually do our egg hunt after church, but they just couldn’t wait. Claire stopped to open each egg individually in hopes of finding chocolate, Eloise & Harper on the other hand just wanted to collect as many as possible.

There was no chance Claire was standing still enough for a picture, she loves to run and do her own thing & her current favorite word is “nope!” I was just happy to get them all three in the same shot! 😉 After church, we had our family over for brunch. We had a breakfast casserole, fruit, toast & coconut cupcakes. The girls frosted cupcakes, painted the rest of their eggs & then decided they wanted to slip-n-slide because somehow it turned into Summer overnight.

We spent the rest of the night at my parents house for dinner & another egg hunt, I am convinced those never get old and we will be hiding eggs around here for weeks to come.


Hope you all had a wonderful Easter with your family & friends! XO

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Easter Activities for Kids

 

We are excited to start planning some of our Easter festivities this year, I have been slowly working on Easter baskets & the girls are super excited. I wanted to share a few fun Easter activities to do with kids, if you’re avoiding the mess that comes along with dyeing eggs, this is for you!

1. Bunny toast! My girls loved this last year, toast your bread lightly, add jelly cheeks, and some banana ears. Give your kids some fruit or chocolate chips to add on the rest. Such a simple breakfast or treat, no baking, mixing or flipping required!

2. Make PEEPS play doh, it’s edible even, so totally safe if your kids like to chew on it more than play with it!

3. Indoor egg hunts! The Easter bunny isn’t the only one who can hide eggs & I am certain that kids never get sick of playing with them! Hide puzzle pieces, stickers or even snacks in them and send your kids on a hunt while you enjoy a few minutes of peace and quiet.

4. Make Easter goodies & deliver them to friends. We have lots of new neighbors that we can’t wait to bring treats to, we grabbed these cookie cutters from Amazon and plan to bake & decorate them next week. It’s my girls favorite thing to do & it always puts a smile on their face when they get to knock on someones door with a basket of baked goods!

5. Find local events or activities at your church to participate in. There are so many fun things happening in our community, the girls have tons of stuff going on at school & church next week, along with a neighborhood egg hunt & egg decorating at a local art shop.

What are your Easter plans?! Would love to hear any of your fun ideas & suggestions as well. XO

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For The Easter Basket

It’s time to start thinking about some of our Easter festivities, I can’t believe it’s almost April! Easter is the weekend before my & Eloise’s birthday, so we will have lots of fun planned in those two weeks! I started looking for some Easter basket goodies, and am certain most of them have been found in the Target dollar spot, have you seen all of the cute stuff?! I picked up some fun bunny bubbles, stickers & sidewalk chalk and I know the girls will love them. I am rounding up a few of my other favorite things that I think would be perfect basket fillers & hope it gives you some festive inspiration!

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I always like to include a book (or three) in our baskets because my kids LOVE new books & you can never have too many in your library. I just picked up the new BabyLit Primer A Little Princess (and loving the new Aladdin one as well!) and am always on the hunt for a seasonal bunny book. Bunny accessories, polka dots & something functional (like pretty kitchen utensils or sippy cups) also always make their way into our baskets. And last, swapping the traditional bunny plush for something more fun, like this cute Tractor Pillow for boys or Cotton Candy Pillow for girls!

For those of you who have asked, we have been using wire baskets from Terrain for the girls Easter baskets for the last few years, I love this option because they are so durable & never go out of style.

We would love to hear what fun stuff you will be including in your baskets this year! Happy Weekend, friends!!

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