Tales of the Easter Bunny

Even though it’s only been a week and a half, it It seems like I haven’t blogged in so long that I’ve nearly forgotten how!  But what a busy time its been…let’s see…KT got her license, we celebrated a birthday an anniversary, St Patrick’s Day and of course,  Easter.  Whew!

So…where to begin? Um…oh…I know, let’s talk about Easter.  The holiday at the end of the week that snuck up on the Easter Bunny.  Did you know that if you go to the store the night before Easter you will find nothing but wiped out shelves and hoards of desperate parents? Yeah, I didn’t know that either…but now I do.  So, I had to get a bit creative.

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Like our chocolate bunnies? They remind me of a Halloween costume my mom made me when I was just a wee girl.  They brought back fun memories, so we had matching “baskets”. easterbaskets

(Yes, I know they are cheesy, but they make me giggle!) 

One thing that the stores had plenty of were those little plastic eggs.  Growing up, we only had real eggs.  We would decorate them and Easter Bunny would hide them for us.  So, of course that’s what we did when I had kids of my own.  This worked great until that first year we had dogs.  Apparently dogs like searching for eggs even more than kids do!

This year, KT didn’t want to search for eggs. She said she was “too grown up because she could drive now”.  Then she went on to complain that they knew where all the hiding spots were so it wasn’t any fun.  Hmmm….that girl should know better than to challenge the Easter Bunny…they still haven’t found them all!

We didn’t decorate eggs because our resident vegan was opposed to using unborn chickens in that manner…and besides the rest of us didn’t really want to do it.  Well, except for Mimi.  She needed to keep her traditions.   So, being the inspired mother that I am, I came up with the idea of decorating egg-shaped vegan sugar cookies.  After careful consideration of the taste of a hard-boiled egg against that of  a cookie, Mimi decided that would be alright.  Only she ended up getting sick and not wanting to decorate anything.  Poor Mimi….

All in all, it was a very quiet Easter.  We spent the day all by ourselves (which makes Shaun very happy and me very sad) just hanging out together. (which is always a good thing).

I think we are all special occasioned out now!

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16 Responses to Tales of the Easter Bunny

  1. mrs darling says:

    My husband could easily do Easter without family. I need everyone around me.

    I love your idea of the vegan cookies! As they say, there’s more than one way to skin a cat! LOL

    I need everyone too. Even though we have no family here, it’s not really a celebration without sharing it with others… I think it has a lot to do with how we were raised.

  2. Jay says:

    I find vegan cookies very disturbing. πŸ˜‰

    If you go to Walgreens on Easter Sunday you find Cadburry Eggs for only .49 cents each! And chocolate bunnies 1/2 price too! How wonderful is that?

    I find Cadburry Eggs very disturbing…they have fake yolks! Ewwww

  3. My 17 year old IS the Easter Bunny!

    Hey…I’ll have a 17 year old next year!

  4. That was great. I really like your blog. I found you from the Ultimate Party and have been meaning to visit. Come over to meet me when you have a chance . . .I’ve got a fun contest going on this week! I hope it puts a smile on your face. Blessings!
    http://www.wearethatfamily.com

    Thanks for the invite.

  5. Kristi says:

    I love your matching bunnies and baskets! Easter just seems to be one of those holidays that I don’t celebrate like I use to. I have some pretty funny stories about Easter but none that are flattering to me!

    I too dislike the Cadburry Eggs. They don’t look good and they don’t taste good. Maybe it’s because I expect them to taste like breakfast!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I’ll be watching Dogma tonight!

    I’m not sure that I expect them to taste like breakfast…I’d never eat an over easy egg. Blech.

  6. Cheryl says:

    I was wondering what happened to you. No Susan for so long. Welcome back after what seems like ages. I love your baskets and bunnies. Much better than store-bought. Happy belated to you and yours!

    Just a bit under the weather. It’s good to get back in the swing of things πŸ™‚

  7. Hilary says:

    You are one creative Easter Bunny.. well done! πŸ™‚

    Thank you!

  8. Dorky Dad says:

    I’m still trying to figure out what to do with those hard-boiled eggs.

    Cookies? Now THAT would make sense.

    Yeah…cookies with frosting!

  9. Ann says:

    You create the cutest stuff! And I love those kinds of holidays spent at home relaxing…some of the best ever!

    It certainly takes the stress out of everything.

  10. Karina says:

    I love the new look of the blog, very “springy!”. Also, your Easter bunnies and baskets are super creative and adorable. The girls will remember those probably more than any of the storebought ones.

    About spending Easter “alone”, sort of did that for most of the afternoon with my parents and brother, and really enjoyed it. Actually have a post up about it today.

    The thing about the baskets is that they are usually somthing “useful”. Like a new purse, or a basket to go on a bike or something…so this was very different for us. Thanks for compliment…I was going for “springy”!

  11. i love, love, love your chocolate bunnies! & yes, that time away does make one a bit rusty…

    thank you!

  12. TexasGal says:

    IMO it’s better to find all the Easter stuff bought out than to be in a country where they don’t even carry Easter stuff in the stores. I went to two different stores here in Singapore – I don’t think the sales person even knew what I was asking when I inquired about Easter stuff. No cards, no candy, no egg coloring kits, no baskets, no grass, no nothing!

    I guess you have to be really creative! It’s funny, I always just assume that everyone at least knows about the Easter Bunny. How silly of me…

  13. Mrs. G. says:

    I’m glad you had a nice Easter. I like those cheesy baskets.

    Cheesy??? Hrmmph

  14. Susan says:

    Hi Susan,
    I was worried when I didn’t see you post for awhile. How did our kids get to be this big?? Ben and Andrew were not real into Easter at all. I couldn’t convince even Andrew to decorate eggs with me. Glad your back ( yes, every once in awhile I stop “lurking” and post a comment. Call me. Love, Susan

    OH NOOOOO!!!! Not even Andrew???

  15. Tink says:

    You can tell us… Where are the eggs hidden? πŸ˜‰

    How am I supposed to know??? The Easter Bunny hid them! (there are still two missing!!!)

  16. Joy T. says:

    I remember making easter bunnies like those….and loved them! So easy but so darn cute! Nice to see you posting again πŸ™‚

    It’s a little rough getting back into the posting again…sigh…