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post #41 of 49
DH had almost convinced me last night NOT to hide eggs, but we did anyways, I am SO glad DS loved it! (he is almost 3) he thought it was hilarious, but took finding the eggs very seriously.

good relaxing day over here, smoothies and bunny bread (coffee cake) for breakfast.

We'll have a roast and mashed potatoes tonight if I ever get up and get it started!!

How are your easters turning out?
post #42 of 49
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I left the basket sitting on a chair in the livingroom. DS spotted an egg on his way downstairs this morning and got focused on finding the eggs that he didn't even notice the basket for about half an hour Good thing I didn't hide it!

Easter is a weird holiday. DS has asked me why the EB brought him stuff and hid eggs- and I have no idea what to tell him. I actually told him I don't know.:
I got a chuckle out of that. Mine hasn't asked yet, but I'll be in the same boat soon enuf. Now that you got me thinking about it, I guess I'll do a welcoming spring story. Do you like that idea?


Well our kids are 3 and 18 months. So this year was simple. We hid the plastic eggs and just had their Easter buckets to put them in. We did not do anything else in the buckets this year. I'm torn as what to do. I want to limit the candy, but hate the idea of buying a bunch of junk either. Although I think some ppl here had great ideas of stuff to get. Also both my childrens birthdays are at the end of the year and I always feel guilty that they don't get a middle of the year celebration with some new toys (for their sake and mine). So Easter, although not the middle of the year, might be a good excuse to get a few new and needed things.
Gosh I never knew holidays and creating traditions was going to be so hard to figure and a decide what to do and a little stressful..
The whole is the Easter bunny real? Do we do candy or not, toys or not?
You know what I mean...

I still enjoy it though and really I am having fun figuring it all out.
Nothing is set in stone yet.

Happy Easter everyone!!:
post #43 of 49
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I got a chuckle out of that. Mine hasn't asked yet, but I'll be in the same boat soon enuf. Now that you got me thinking about it, I guess I'll do a welcoming spring story. Do you like that idea?


Well our kids are 3 and 18 months. So this year was simple. We hid the plastic eggs and just had their Easter buckets to put them in. We did not do anything else in the buckets this year. I'm torn as what to do. I want to limit the candy, but hate the idea of buying a bunch of junk either. Although I think some ppl here had great ideas of stuff to get. Also both my childrens birthdays are at the end of the year and I always feel guilty that they don't get a middle of the year celebration with some new toys (for their sake and mine). So Easter, although not the middle of the year, might be a good excuse to get a few new and needed things.
Gosh I never knew holidays and creating traditions was going to be so hard to figure and a decide what to do and a little stressful..
The whole is the Easter bunny real? Do we do candy or not, toys or not?
You know what I mean...

I still enjoy it though and really I am having fun figuring it all out.
Nothing is set in stone yet.

Happy Easter everyone!!:

I agree that figuring it out is fun I like the welcome spring idea but need to figure out how to relate it to Easter stories. I just came from church and the sermon was about the story of Jesus and how we celebrate challenging the norm and fighting for justice, freedom and equality... (it's a UU church) So I still need to figure out how the easter bunny fits into it all. Maybe I will just tell him that we do the easter bunny stuff because at 3, he's already a bit skeptical.

As for easter goodies, DS got a little candy (choc bunny and peeps) and then a stuffed bunny, a couple toy cars, a game and a couple little toys from stubbypencilstudios.com I felt like it wasn't enough though; DS was pleased though!
post #44 of 49
The easter bunny hides the eggs we all dyed together.. there was an added surprise this year since my 5yo announced that the cat "must" have eaten all the eggs.. which set the 4yo to crying crocodile tears.. but alas, when the eggs were counted, they were all there.. we aren't sure why the bunny breaks and enters, hides baskets and eggs all around the house, and we really aren't sure why a rabbit would be interested in eggs of all things anyway, since a rabbit is a mammal and chickens are not.. so the consensus is, the rabbit needs psychiatric help, but if hiding eggs once a year makes him feel better, then that's fine.

By the way, there are bunnies in our neighborhood. We haven't seen them out and about yet this spring, but I think there were between 5-10 last summer, so we are hoping they come out soon.. if they didn't end up on someone's holiday table or something..
post #45 of 49
I make up a basket for H and DS and they are set out on the table along with a small gift for DS. H gets the candy that he enjoys along with a couple of pairs of socks and plastic eggs with jelly beans inside.

DS's basket was similiar with a little bit of candy, same candy inside plastic eggs, three books, watering can, bubbles, his very own 'green' shopping bag.

The egg hunt was outside with plastic eggs, but it wasn't at our house, it was at my H's grandmother's retirement community. DS racked up.
post #46 of 49
Oh, yeah - the Easter Bunny doesn't hide the eggs here. DH and I hide them, and then the kids find them. I've always felt a bit weird about having the eggs sitting out all night, so we don't do it that way.
post #47 of 49
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Easter is a weird holiday. DS has asked me why the EB brought him stuff and hid eggs- and I have no idea what to tell him. I actually told him I don't know.:
DP and I were talking about this yesterday. I'm sure there is some history behind the reason of a rabbit hiding eggs but we couldn't come up with anything. I think an Easter chick would be more fitting. Anyone know why the tradition is what it currently is?
post #48 of 49
The Easter bunny leaves the baskets on our fireplace hearth. He also recycles our baskets, so each year I collect them after the kids have them in their rooms for a few weeks (eating their candy slowly), and I put them up till the next year. I bring out the baskets (empty) each Easter Eve, and leave them on the hearth for the E.B. to fill. This takes care of having to buy new baskets each year.

I am happy to have the E.B. He is a fun guy, and has given me lots of lovely memories of my kids happy faces on Easter morning. Even my 15 year old was grinning yesterday as he saw the E.B. gave him the new edition of "Mad Classics" as well as his favorite wax bottles (the kind with the liquid inside) and peach gummy rings. The boy likes weird candies!

: I love being a mom and doing this kind of stuff for my kids. I always fill their baskets with some chocolates, random favorite candies, a magazine, and sometimes small toys. We do the egg hiding with my parents at an earlier date, and they fill the eggs with money and candy.
post #49 of 49
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Here's how we're doing it:

DD will leave her basket of eggs (hard-boiled and dyed) by the door before she goes to bed tonight. The Easter bunny is going to fill her basket with treats and stuff and hide the eggs around the house. I have no idea how DH & I decided on this method- I think we just pieced together bits from our own childhoods.
Oh, I like the "setting out eggs for the EB" idea!

This year for our 2-year-old, we just set out an easter basket with hair clips (she lost most of hers over time), sidewalk chalk (for our first house's driveway! we close in a month!), colored pencils, and a stuffed sheep (she loves sheep). Plus candy for the adults, lol, so I guess it was technically a family basket. Then we set 6 plastic eggs around the living room in plain sight, which worked out well because she "got it". I don't know if she would have if they were actually hidden.

I would have liked to dye eggs, but I don't want to leave eggs out all night, even though my parents did when we were growing up and they were just fine. Maybe we will when she's older.

Also, I bought 30 plastic eggs in pastel colors, and when we have more children, each child will have their own color(s) during the hunt. I'm going to do this because when I was little, I was always getting upset because my brothers always found the eggs before I could! It wasn't fun. This way nobody has to worry about "losing".
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