March 26, 2016

Bunny Chips

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We celebrated Easter today. I’m a big believer that it doesn’t matter when you celebrate a holiday, it matters with who you celebrate it. Today was the day family could come, so today was the day the bunny came.

This is our fourth Easter and we’ve got the bunny basket thing down. Each year he brings us anything we might need for the changing season: flipflops, water shoes, sunglasses. We get a new toy, and, of course, it wouldn’t be an Easter basket without a chocolate bunny. Incidentally this is the same philosophy we use for Christmas stocking. Some years it works out better than others. This year we’ve had a bit of a heat wave, and it’s rare for us to have a really cold winter.

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Alexis sporting her new sunglasses & flip flops. We were too excited to wait for mommy to take off the tag.

What I wasn’t too sure of was how to handle the Easter egg hunt. Alexis is too small for jelly beans or temporary tattoos. Stickers didn’t seem to be a fabulous idea either. There isn’t really a good treat that works for both kids. Daycare came to the rescue with a fabulous idea: cereal. The girls eat mostly cheerios and kix, so a colorful sugared cereal is a special treat for them.

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Fruity Pebbles, or as Nicki referrs to them “Bunny Chips”

Once Alexis realized there was something in their she sat down with her basket and insisted on opening each and every egg she had collected so she could eat their contents.

Nicole was not so easily distracted. With her sister out of the hunt, she quickly filled up her basket. We had enough eggs to fill both baskets, which meant Nicole’s basket was overflowing and there were still eggs to be collected. Nicole requested a second basket, but settled for a bag for the extra eggs. Once each egg was collected the girls enjoyed sitting in the new chairs eating their bunny chips.

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