Easter is in full bloom at this house. For us, we don't do the Easter Bunny. I can't figure out where he fits in. But we still do Easter baskets and an Easter egg hunt. Here is how you do an Easter basket, Ingram style.
1. A book of a religious nature. This is Jesus we are celebrating after all. Amazon has great prices and selection. This year, I got "The First Easter" for Van. And for Jack, I got "The Easter Story". This book has the most beautiful illustrations. And lucky for me, I got it a few weeks ago when it was on super sale.
2. A stuffed spring animal. Baby lamb, bunny, bird etc.
3. Peeps, Cadbury egg and jelly beans- the classics. No Dora the Explorer or Sponge Bob candy. Ugly.
4. And in Jack's case, soap in the shape of a grenade. I couldn't resist.
5. For the baskets, I bought them at Hobby Lobby this year. All Easter baskets are half off.
We do Easter baskets on Saturday so that once Sunday comes, we can have our focus more on the crucifiction and less on candy. I have a vision in my head of a white, smocked Easter dress for Violet. But I am having trouble finding what I want for less that $70. Can't they just make white, smocked dresses for $15? No? Fine.
The Easter baskets are hidden and there are clues all around the house to find them. The Easter Egg hunt is done by Grandma Sue this year. At this point in my children's lives, due to their young ago and their impressive ability to spill things, we do not dye easter eggs. We never have. Maybe, when they are older, we can visit that holiday tradition, but I wouldn't care if they never wanted to.
That is our Easter. How do you do yours?