Apparently my Easter tradition is waiting until the last minute to prepare for the holiday as I found myself running out last night to get baskets and goodies for the kids. Giving up Target for Lent meant that my sacrifice was put to one last test as I navigated the crowded aisles of Walmart, weeding through leftover Easter goodies and a meh selection of Easter candy.
Finn got an "Uncle Jared" (police officer) Pez dispenser, two Disney Planes stickers ($1 each), a train, and eggs filled with candy. Mary got two new bath toys and when I came home I grabbed a fruit pouch to throw in there as well. I put some cereal and veggies sticks in her eggs and called it good. Their baskets maybe cost a combined total of $15. Fortunately they are too young to realize how lazy and cheap their Easter Bunny is.
The one tradition I did want to start this year was that of a scavenger hunt. I don't remember what material possessions I got on Easter when I was growing up, but I do remember how much fun I had searching for my basket with my siblings. Last night Miles and I came up with a few clues and when we came home from church we read the clues to Finn and he set out to find his basket. It was fun seeing him think through them (though none were that challenging) and hustle off to that spot to find another clue. It makes me look forward to making these scavenger hunts more challenging over the years.
This year's clues:
1. Where does the mail man put letters? (the mailbox)
2. What's your favorite movie? (Planes Fire and Rescue)
3. What has tracks and a scoop? (a digger)
4. Roscoe's special treats. (Milkbones in the pantry)
5. You and Mary play with this water even though mommy tells you not to (the bathtub in my bathroom)
|Miles was willing to stop for a picture since this was post breakfast. Pre breakfast Miles is not as patient.|
|This was the best we could do for cute Easter pictures. Nailed it.|