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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ready for Easter?

We're getting all prepped for Easter here!  Well, mostly prepped.  I'm not sure if any of my spring decorations are going to make it out of their boxes this year.  But all of the "important" stuff has had some attention.

We spent a good chunk of time working on Tyler's hat for the kindergarten Easter hat parade.  He wanted a fire hat and I have to say, I think the end result is pretty creative :)  We used one of his plastic fireman hats from the dress up box.  Used cereal boxes to create a hat band with "burning buildings."  The fire is obviously tissue paper, with some of it pulled through a few of the "windows."  And Tyler insisted he needed a road (electrical tape with the lines drawn on with chalk) and some cars.
I'm a little sad as I post these because the hat parade is this afternoon and my little guy won't be going.  He started throwing up around 8:30 last night and it continued every 20-30 minutes until Sam took him to the ER at 2AM.  I'm told they were quick to give him anti-nausea meds and he was eating a popsicle and flirting with nurses by the time he headed home.  He's ok, but obviously we are all exhausted and he is spending the day at home on the couch.  He was upset about missing the parade but I told him I'm sure the teacher will let him show his hat to his class when he goes back to school.
Anyway - I was talking about Easter prep :)  The kids really enjoy the lunchbox jokes so I printed out a set of Easter ones and a set for Spring (I used the ones here).  I also plan on putting their entire lunches inside plastic eggs on Friday - doesn't that sound fun?  Cut the sandwich in pieces so it fits in a couple of eggs and stuff others with grapes, pretzels/goldfish, etc.
My husband has mentioned more than once in the last few weeks "you aren't going to go overboard for Easter like you do every year, right?"  Haha.  Isn't that my thing?  Well I completely had to laugh the other day - he had the day off on Wed and did a quick lunch date then decided to finish getting Easter stuff with a quick trip to Target.  And wouldn't you know it, there was my husband saying things like "oh I think we should get them a new bat and wiffle balls" or "we need some more Robin Eggs."  So I hold him fully responsible for aiding and abetting my with the Overboard-ness this year :)  Want to hear what we got them?  Kaitlyn was trying to talk her grandma into mailing her the roller skates they use there (our old skates from when I was a kid).  I told Gma to hold off and ordered the kids each a pair, along with knee/elbow/wrist pads.  For the baskets we also got them each a pair of flip flops/sandals, a giant bubble wand (I'm still amazed by how much fun the kids have with bubbles), and a smaller toy.  We tend to use Easter as a way to stock up on things we think the kids will need for the summer.  And I have these great sets of giant eggs that I like to use for larger items.  So in one I have the wiffle balls, in another a child-size football.  Swimming goggles, sand toys, and jump ropes round out the fun collection this year.  We also have mini juice boxes and a variety of candy for the small eggs this year.  Oh - and did I mention we have been trying to stock up on dog toys for the puppy and Target had some great ones so she will be getting a small basket too?  :D
I took the time to stuff everything in eggs and set up the baskets earlier this week.  So now it's on to finishing up plans for Spring Break which starts with a half-day on Friday...

1 comment:

Dari said...

Too bad you can't stuff my eggs this year! (Lol). Hope you have a great holiday.