Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Connor's Easter Basket

With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to share (and document) the Easter basket Connor will receive on Sunday. I'll be the first to admit that his basket might seem boring or dull to some - there are some crazy baskets out there nowadays - but it's not about what's in the basket that makes Easter such an important day in our lives, you know? Regardless, I wanted to put together a simple basket with things I know our little guy will enjoy. 


Connor's Easter 2014 Basket

1) Yup, that's face and hand wipes. And yup, that's something our little guy will like receiving. He has entered this stage where he likes to clean his face and wash his hands. These wipes kill 99% of germs which makes me happy while allowing BIG boy Connor to keep himself clean. Bonus? They smell good, too.

2) Our bookworm son, who honestly doesn't need another book, will love these flip the flap books. Any book that allows his little hands to stay busy is a favorite in our household.

3)  Bubbles. Simply put, every kid loves bubbles!

4) Connor understands simple directions and is able to see cause and effect so I thought play-dough would be a great tool, when paired with cookie cutters, for him to learn shapes, how to's and what happens when A does B.

5) Am I earning my BAD MOM badge with putting candy in his basket? If so, I'll wear it proudly. Little guy is exactly like his Daddy and Mammaw and loves himself some Reese Cups. The five shown would be gone in a day if I let Connor see them, he has the eye of an eagle when it comes to candy. 


Each item is strategically placed in Connor's basket. Not only is that the same basket from last year, it was originally used at his baby shower. I plan to use it as long as I can. As an added bonus, we picked up this traintastic Chuggington ball to pair with his basket. Little guy loves playing with bouncy balls so I'm sure he will love seeing a new ball to enjoy. 

Connor will be over the moon excited to dig into his basket. As long as the chocolate doesn't hold him up. Dude loves his chocolate. I have one made for Mister too but since he reads my blog daily (thanks Coxy), I can't share it just yet but will on IG on Easter. 

What items do you include in your little ones' baskets? 
What was your favorite Easter basket item growing up?

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18 comments:

  1. Great basket items! This year Henry (4) is getting some legos (that I got for free!), a lacing kit, and a few other little things. Wesley (1) is getting a new sippy and snack catcher along with some snacks. I got some cute Easter bags from Pick Your Plum that are personalized with their names - I can't wait to use them for years to come.

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    1. I've never heard of Pick Your Plum before you mentioned it but I Googled the company and love what they have to offer.

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  2. That does not look like a lot but it does fill up the basket nicely! I need to be better at not giving too much!

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    1. Your right, it's not a lot and that's exactly what I wanted. I'm kind of over buying and buying. He is almost 18 months old and has far too much. Only child problem? Totally.

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  3. It's so funny when they do that! The lil' lady bean walks around the wipes and "cleans EVERYTHING in the house!

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    1. He loves to clean, too. I wish he liked laundry ;)

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  4. Holidays are the perfect times for candy. :) The basket is so cute.

    Mary-andering Creatively

    Mary-andering Among the Pages

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    1. In my opinion, every day is perfect for candy!

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  5. CUTE basket!!! I love that he loves books!! And I think you need the best mom award for putting reeses in there!!

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    1. He is a true bookworm. We read 2 or 3 times a day.

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  6. Sign me up for the BAD MOM badge too! I am putting some candy in Mason's Easter basket as well. But it's a little M&M container with a fan on it. Well not a fan per se, but it spins like a fan. If that makes sense. Mason loves his bubble gun fan so I figured it would be ok. Oh and we got him a Jake and the Neverland Pirates bouncy ball also. Sounds like Connor is going to have a great Easter!

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  7. Oh man! I'm going to be at Wal-Mart at midnight. I have totally forgot about making a basket. I did remember but then I forgot again.

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    1. Life gets in the way. I did this one day as a to do so it wouldn't get pushed aside. Good luck! Hope the shelves aren't too picked over when you go.

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  8. I don't you "Bad Mom Badges" should be handed out! Candy is fun! At whole foods you can get organic suckers!

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  9. Our girl is only 1 month, so no basket yet. Can't wait to go Easter egg hunting next year!

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  10. How wonderful is this!! Thank you for sharing :) I know your son is going to look back and see what a wonderful mom you are :)

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  11. LOVE that each item in C's basket was something useful and practical. I've seen some pretty nuts-o baskets out there. And, I love that you're reusing his basket. We're doing the same thing. Momma doesn't have time (or space) for a new basket each year!

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