Hi there! I consulted the calendar, and it appears that today is Thursday. Quarantine time is even weirder than summer vacation time!
The girls’ Easter baskets have been finished and sitting in the basement for about six weeks. Seriously. My plan had been to get them done early and then do a post with all the links. You know what I didn’t anticipate? . . . and GLOBAL PANDEMIC happening and throwing Amazon’s shipping dates into a tailspin! I didn’t see the point in posting the links when pretty much everything wouldn’t arrive until AFTER Easter anyways.
But, the baskets are CUTE and Amazon’s shipping is slooooowly getting better, so I might include a few links as I go along. Maybe you’ve got a spring or early summer birthday to shop for. Or maybe you want to send a little quarantine pick me up to a little person in your life who you can’t see right now. These items would be great for that!
A quick side note: I had SIX WEEKS to photograph these, but kept forgetting to do it because they were in the basement. Out of sight, out of mind and all that. So I took these pictures at 7:30 last night while the girls were upstairs watching a show. The lighting is not the greatest.
So, without further adieu, I present my 2020 Easter baskets! (The actual baskets are from Home Goods. This is my second year using them, and I still love them so much!)
Ok, here’s the breakdown. Each girl is getting one of these adorable princess nightgowns. I found these on clearance at JC Penney for $8 each back in NOVEMBER! I tucked them away in our guest room closet and was so happy with myself when I got to pull them out again for their baskets!
I usually do a swim suit for each girl, but thanks to Aunt Carla they’re getting those as birthday gifts this year! So instead I picked up these adorable mermaid coverups from Target and they are DARLING in person!
The biggest “gift” in their baskets are these LCD tablets from Amazon. There are a lot of these out on the market right now. I chose this one not only because it got great reviews, but also because it was one of the few tablets that actually had a holder for the pen! It would take about 38 seconds for one of my girls to lose that pen if they didn’t have a place to keep it! At any rate, these will be great for long car rides, letter practice, and to write down orders while playing restaurant!
It wouldn’t be an Easter basket without a kite in it! I picked up some really cheap ones from Five Below so that when the girls use them and abuse them, I won’t miss the $1 that each of them cost. On the flip side, you get what you pay for, so hopefully these don’t break on their first use! Only time will tell.
Each girl is getting a book as well. They both LOVE Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems, so I decided to get each of them another one of his books. Lucy is getting The Pigeon Wants a Puppy and Emily is getting The Duckling Gets a Cookie!?
Both girls are still on a coloring kick, and we are big fans of the Melissa and Doug coloring pads. These are great gifts to give to little kiddos, especially if you include a new pack of markers or crayons! Emily is getting the Animal Alphabet coloring pad, and Lucy is getting the Jumbo Multi Theme coloring pad.
Lastly . . . the fillers! Sunglasses, bubbles, slinkies, and candy. There were also two packages of sidewalk chalk for each girl, but I had to pull those out for us to use during quarantine because our supply was basically nonexistent.
I’m very pleased with how the baskets turned out, and I think the girls will love them!
Obviously, Easter will be a bit different this year. I did a Target drive up order to get some plastic Easter eggs and a bunch of different Easter candy to fill them with for an egg hunt. I also plan on raiding the girls’ piggy banks to get coins and dollar bills to put in their eggs. #resourcefulmama
While I keep assuring the girls that we WILL have an egg hunt here at home, they are most definitely lamenting the fact that it won’t be at Oma and Papa’s house with their cousins.
We’re forgoing the ham in favor of stuffed cabbage casserole because I can’t have ham without cheesy potatoes and I can’t make my own cheesy potatoes because I can ONLY eat my Aunt Donna’s. The girls are missing their cousins, I’m missing my bi-annual serving of cheesy potatoes. This quarantine better be over by Christmas so I can at least have them ONCE this year! 😉
I know all of you won’t get to be with your families, and it’s hard and sad, but I keep telling myself WE CAN DO HARD THINGS. We’ve come this far, I’m not gonna screw it up now by trying to see grandparents for Easter. (Sorry, mom, dad, and Rita!!) It sucks and we’re allowed to be sad . . . but let’s not give in to temptation. Let’s stay strong and we will prevail! Easy to say about quarantine, harder to say about chocolate . . . am I right?!
In the meantime, I shall leave you with the Easter pictures I THANKFULLY had taken before the Coronavirus hit. They are sweet and cute and exactly what we need to see right now.
Happy Easter, everyone!