Last year was the first year that we were a family of four. N was only a few weeks old but I made an Easter basket – well actually a papier mache chicken – for J, so I thought I would carry on the tradition and do another one this year. I have left it rather late though so the boys have one between them as I don’t think N will really be interested – I’m not sure how well that will go in theory though! The basket is a bit overflowing though as I had to use the one I received at Christmas as part of a hamper, as the chicken from last year got a bit destroyed and by the time we found it, it was too late to go out and get another basket (and we won’t have time today) – though all of this definitely wouldn’t have fit in the chicken anyway – I will be more organised next year!
In the basket this year we have:
an Easter colouring book (which will most likely just get scribbled in!)
“Legend of Kung Fu Rabbit” DVD
“Rabbit’s Nap” lift the flap board book
‘make your own’ bunny glasses
rabbit, sheep, and chick finger puppets
mini Smarties chicks
large chocolate lollipops
small Peppa Pig chocolate lollipops
chick and rabbit marshmallows inside refillable eggs
large rabbit bubble wand (actually recycled from last year!)
I think the boys will love the contents. We haven’t bought them any eggs as they will get plenty from family so this is our Easter gift to them.
Before we had children, hubby & I didn’t really celebrate Easter or do anything for it – apart from buy each other lots of chocolate and stuff ourselves silly with it! When J arrived into the world, he was only a few weeks old when his first Easter came around so yet again we didn’t really ‘celebrate’. It was only last year that I decided to make our own celebration of it and I prepared him an Easter basket; N had arrived in the world a few weeks before too so we had to dress him as a bunny, of course…
This year we have more plans – though N is still at that age where he’d much rather just destroy everything but J will be getting a lot more involved. During this week leading up to the Easter weekend I have planned a few crafty activities. When we were shopping recently J picked up an Easter bonnet – I wasn’t planning on making one this year but he has gotten really into his crafts lately so I thought why not? We have already a made a start, though J has a short attention span so I’m not sure how long it will take us! He also loves helping me in the kitchen so we’re going to make some cereal/chocolate/egg Easter nests, which should be good messy fun – and tasty too! I’m also going to prepare an Easter basket like I did last year, but the two of them can share it (in theory anyway…) as I’m sure N won’t take much of an interest anyway.
We have family plans this year too. We will be staying with my mum for one night over the weekend as she had planned to do an Easter hunt for the boys; weather dependent of course though judging by the weather in the last couple of days I’m not sure about that one! I’m certain the boys will still have lots of fun at Nanna’s though, and we always get a yummy meal. On Easter Sunday we will be going to my brother-in-law’s for tea too, which means not a lot of cooking at all for us me over the Easter weekend!
It would be great if my mum-in-law could be here to see the boys having fun over Easter too then it would be a complete family affair – though if you recall my post about an experience J had around the anniversary of her death last year, she just might be here watching them anyway. I’d love to be able to talk to her one last time and may even consider a psychic reading from TheCircle in the future. Grandma would spoil the boys rotten with chocolate over Easter even if we told her not to!
I’ll be back next week with lots of photos of our Easter adventures – I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Have you any plans for Easter? Have you ever had a psychic reading?