Friday, March 28, 2008

The Bunny Trail

Because I have grown weary of the many useless containers that get hidden away each season (or after each holiday), I decided to try something different this year. And since my kids can't read all these words yet, I am going to save time and refer to myself in first person. You know, instead of saying "The Easter Bunny" each time! I got the kids each a bag they could use for travel, school, books, church, whatever! I loved how they looked filled with goodies! They each got a puzzle, a new Color Wonder book (I love those things!), slinkies, chalk, a tic tac toe board (A), a set of small dinosaurs (L), a movie which cost me $1 each from Half-Price Books, marsh mellow bunnies, and ONE candy item. We have candy overload at our house, and I wasn't about to add to it! OH, they did each get their own big bag of gum! They love it and I never seem to have any!


I typically try to keep the costs reasonable, but as you can see, someone's bag 'o goodies might have been a bit pricier than his sister's. That is OK, he deserved it. He had been begging for a Webkinz just like his sister's and I could not wait until his birthday. He has now officially adopted Sparky and is taking good care of him!


Here is the scene of them checking out the goodies!








Oh sure, we are all happy with the sugar going in....


until it metabolizes us into a grumpy little person who won't cooperate for any of the individual or family pictures.....


but somehow manages to be as sweet as sugar once we are on the way home from all the festivities!


That is OK! I can always count on my little princess to pose! I loved her hair like this!






He loved checking in with the cotton-tailed fella!


They scored more goodies than I possibly have use for, however, I have decided to use them as "rewards" for household duties!








Quite a pair!


Stacey

7 comments:

willblogforshoes said...

The tote bags are a great idea!

The West's said...

I too am always looking for alternatives to the Easter basket... the past few years, instead of doing 3 baskets, they get one giant "container" with things to share, then the "container" gets multi-purposed after the holiday.

Kimmy said...

Ahhhh . . . they look so cute! I love your daughter's dress!

Someone Being Me said...

What a cute idea. I love the bags. Although I am a traditionalist and I love the Easter baskets, Halloween buckets etc. But I can see how with 2 kids it could turn into a lot to keep for just once a year usage.

Jenna said...

I LOVE those bags! What a great idea! Are you going to reuse them next year? The picture of L hugging Sparky is so cute! A's dress is so pretty! It must be so fun to shop for a girl.

texastanya said...

I also limited the candy the EB gave. We've had a trend for the past couple of years - the EB brings bubble toys, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, and other OUTSIDE toys. Because once Spring arrives, Mommy wants to kick the kids outside to enjoy that wonderful Texas sunshine!

I love your cutie's hair, but her sandals are just too stinking cute!

Loni said...

The bags are a great idea, and I LOVE the last picture of your children. Adorable!