This won't be a really thrilling post...just a record for me.
It was a bit of a challenge trying to find non food items for Ben's basket but I managed :)
Friday night, the night before I put the baskets out, I brought up the fact that the Easter Bunny was not real. Andy and I had talked about it and we had decided we wanted them to know...to help them focus on what Easter is really about.
They were okay with it. Abby said she already kind of knew.
Fast forward a few days...we were visiting Andy's parents and the kids were off playing with their cousins.
I don't know why it never occurred to me to mention to the kids that they didn't need to talk to anyone else about what I had told them, but it didn't.
Apparently they told their cousins all about it...whoops! I felt so bad :(
Blurry pictures ahead..., but they are the only ones of our indoor Easter egg hunt.
I didn't know what to do about Ben. I wanted him to join in the fun of hunting but was so worried he'd get into the candy and it would be a big problem. In the end, Andy kept him occupied upstairs. If I would have thought ahead, I would have marked some special eggs for him (so the older kids would know to leave them alone) that had little trinkets and toys inside. I'll have to remember that for next year.
Sunday we had a very nice day at church. I got to substitute in Ben's primary class. He's struggling with the transition from nursery and so I've been spending a lot of time with him in class anyway....might as well be a substitute :)
After church we drove to Andy's parents' home and spent a couple of days with them since it was our spring break.
More on that next time.
p.s. I kind of became obsessed with the limited edition white chocolate carrot cake M&Ms over the holiday.
Did you try them?