Before we get started with the basket I wanted to share with you my son’s picture with the bunny story:
Needless to say it didn’t go over too well. I was so excited when I was at the mall and saw the bunny with the line not being too long. I gleefully hopped in line, with my son being in such a good mood. While waiting I made sure that he wasn’t crabby or anything, he was completely fine. I saw the mom in front of me hand off her 1 month old to the bunny, he didn’t like the bunny, but they were able to get in a few shots at least. Our turn approached and as I was holding my son while the bunny was waving to him, he immediately turned his head and put it on my shoulder (That’s what he does when he is shy). As soon as he did this I thought, “This isn’t going to go too well.” As we approached the bunny I could feel my son clutch onto me tighter and tighter. I tried to soothe him but it was no hope, He was shaking as I placed him in the bunnies’ lap. He immediately started crying and reached out to me. In the picture he is looking directly at me like, “Why mommy?! WHY?!?” I thought it was so funny, I like these pictures better than when the kids behave; I have such a good laugh. He did the same thing with Santa:
And here is his first picture with the bunny compared to this past one, crazy how much they grow in a year!
One more Easter themed story, sorry! I saw this picture on Pinterest and thought it was the cutest thing, I tried it with my son when he was 3 months old and it didn’t turn out so well. When I placed him in the empty bath tub he was already fidgeting but when I poured the eggs around him he went crazy. This was definitely a Pinterest fail, haha.
On with the baskets!
We didn’t bother getting him a basket last year because, well, he was only 3 months old. This year I felt the same way, though, because he still cannot comprehend what is going on; so getting him a basket was more for the enjoyment of ourselves than for him. 🙂 It was a little difficult finding things for a toddler but I think I came up with a few good items:
First pick out the basket that you want, maybe you want to go with a theme. This was the cutest one at Target that I could find that would hold all of the items inside of it. Also to get the support at the bottom of the basket to better display the items, but when they are that little they really don’t care what it looks like. As long as they can put it in their mouths 😉
Instead of filling the eggs with candy that I would end up eating instead of him anyways, I routed for a more toddler friendly approach with Annie’s bunny cookies and springtime fruit snacks.
Always have to get a plush, even if it ends up at the bottom of the toy box, like they usually do, it’s just a must. And with this being his first basket, I just had to get him one. I held up this white one and a brown one at the store for him to choose and he kept on grabbing both at the same time-love my smart boy ❤
Definitely start educating them of what Easter is truly is all about, they are never too young for this.
This is tailored for my tot specifically, he loves straws! It’s the only way that I am able to get him to drink anything lately.
Edible bubbles! This is my favorite item out of them all, and I cannot wait to see his face when he experiences this. I was telling my husband not too long ago how this needs to be created, too bad I didn’t patent it. Jelly Belly beat me to it!
Some other ideas I thought of but couldn’t find at the store yet were:
- Crayons and coloring books-strong supervision here
- Sidewalk chalk-Even more supervision here
- First Bible
- Finger Puppets
There are a ton of other items that you can stuff the basket with but I don’t like buying things unless I know that there will be good use to put to them. Traumatized from all of my mother’s knick-knacks. I found the above to be the most useful, but then again this is tailored to my tot, your tot could be totally different! Have fun stuffing and hunting!
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