What the Easter Bunny is Bringing

Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny and I had a little talk recently. Nothing against artificial candy and chocolate (well, maybe I have a little something against it)…but, I told him I would really, really appreciate it if he didn’t bring that stuff this year. Will my kids eat some of this artificial candy at some point over the upcoming Easter weekend? Yes, I’m sure of it. It’s not that I want to completely shield my kids from ever enjoying these fun candies, but if we can continue to avoid eating them at home, I will be happy. That’s why I felt it was necessary to have a little chat with the Easter Bunny over a week in advance so he had time to plan our kids’ baskets. πŸ˜‰ He was quite agreeable to all of my ideas and seemed more than happy to comply! Here is what he will ‘most likely’ be bringing my kids (though, of course, I won’t know for sure until Easter Sunday).

I’m all about practical gift ideas and my kids are truly just as excited to see these things in their baskets as they would be about anything else. So, without further explanation, here is what my kids’ baskets will look like this year.

Easter Baskets

Sorry about the lack of quality pictures. I (ahem, I mean…) The Easter Bunny had to take these pictures ahead of time in a locked bedroom so no little eyes would see anything they weren’t supposed to.

My daughter’s basket consists of a new kite, two new pairs of shoes that she needs for summer (the Easter Bunny shops at Target, too, I hear), two individual packs of organic Annie’s Cheddar Bunnies (from Costco; not something we typically buy), and an Elmo ‘egg’ filled with Simple Truth chocolate candy drops.

EasterGirl

My boys’ baskets consist of a new kite, a new pair of shoes for summer, cheddar bunnies, new sunglasses, and an ‘egg’ filled with chocolate drops.

EasterBoys

If the weather is nice (which I’m really hoping it will be…but I’m not holding my breath), the Easter Bunny will hide plastic eggs outside in the backyard. They are filled with either more chocolate candy drops or coins for their piggy banks. I’m looking forward to watching them hunt for them! (Note:Β The plastic eggs, fake grass, and baskets in these pictures are all leftover from previous Easters.)

EasterEggs

Here are the chocolate candy drops I buy from Kroger. They aren’t entirely ‘real, whole food,’ but they are free from “101 artificial preservatives and ingredients,” so at least I can feel a little better about that. Mainly, I’m just glad they don’t contain artificial food coloring.

EasterChoc

So, that’s it! Our Easter Bunny keeps things pretty simple around here. What will the Easter Bunny be bringing your kids this year? (I’m making the assumption that you talked to him ahead of time as well…) πŸ˜‰

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LeAnn Nome

Hi there! Here's a little info about me: I've been married to my husband for over 10 years and I'm a stay-at-home mom to our three young kids (a six year old daughter and four year old twin boys). As you might imagine, they keep me quite busy! In early 2013, we decided that we wanted to be a healthier family. To do this, we cut out all processed foods from our home and we now eat only REAL, whole foods. (When we're on vacation or at someone's house, we're not quite as strict.) We also try to exercise every day. Our goal is to raise healthy, happy kids...while maintaining our own health and happiness along the way! I hope you will follow along with us in our journey.

4 thoughts on “What the Easter Bunny is Bringing

  1. Great ideas LeAnn! I love to see creativity when it comes to Easter. It’s nice to have a little chocolate to celebrate the day, but I don’t like my kids to have days and days of excess sugar. Like you, more than anything else………I like to avoid the artificial colors. Looks like your family will have a wonderful Easter. Have a blessed day!

    1. Thanks, Christina! Yep, I don’t mind a little chocolate either…but, all in moderation…and since I know they’ll be sure to get it elsewhere, I figure there’s no need for it at home.

  2. Great ideas Leanne. I didn’t want to do candy either and they have enough toys. So I decided to get them an expensive courtesy of the Easter bunny. They are getting season passes to a local theme park. I hope they’ll like it.

    1. Nicky, season passes to a local theme park is an awesome idea!! And, yes…my kids have PLENTY of toys, too. Practical was the way to go! πŸ˜‰

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