Most of all, the reason for this celebration hits me deeper than any other. As a Christian- recognizing the ultimate sacrifice of my Savior, celebrating his miraculous resurrection, and realizing the life-changing forgiveness of my sins. What a HUGE statement. Spring time... when I see the light at the end of winter's tunnel, new-life budding all around me, and I'm given a day to simply ponder on the unimaginable and celebrate the new life I have been given through this LOVE.
New physical life for our family as well as we await the arrival of our new baby boy! Two week count-down, but I'd be happy with him arriving any day now :-) I'm also finishing up my final pieces for my senior show which opens in just three weeks. I will finally be graduating with my Bachelors in Fine Arts with a concentration in Drawing & Design! Needless to say, this upcoming month is a very exciting (and busy) time for us!
Walter was able to meet the Easter bunny a couple weeks ago at a local egg-hunt. W is so excited for him to come back and visit our house! Soooo... the bunny has been working to gather things for his Easter basket ;-) W will also be blessed with quite a few treats from his loving grandparents, so again this year, I steered clear of candy-treats. He is so funny about treats- not much interest in sugar-candy like jelly beans and fruit snacks but will do anything for "chocolaté"! He likes the good stuff like his mama.
Here are some toddler-friendly & candy-free ideas for last minute filling of your Easter Baskets! This year, I decided to fill a big dump truck (instead of a basket) with his treats! I think he'll enjoy filling it up with dirt and sand since we're starting to enjoy most of our day outside. I found this truck at Target, unavailable online. Below is the list and direct links to his other goodies!
Walter's Easter Basket
1. Washable Paints
2. Melissa & Doug Paint Brushes
3. Happy Easter Book
4. Parachute Military Man
5. Travel Sized Doodle Pad (I found at the Dollar Tree, but similar linked here <<)
6. No-Spill Bubble Bucket (also available at Target)
8. Annies Cheddar Bunny Crackers
I hope this list helps put the finishing touches on your little-one's basket! Each year, his baskets have been full of new outdoor activities for him like chalk, bubbles, spring outfits, sunglasses, beach-toys, gardening-toys, and balls... baskets can still be fun-filled with a little less sugar ;-) Enjoy your weekend, & Happy Easter!