It is always so much fun to watch the littlest ones with their baskets! The first thing Bud pulled out of his basket was the Hollow Chocolate Egg with a White Chocolate Chick inside from See's. He immediately unwrapped his candy and took a bite. We all watched and waited to see him discover the chick inside. So cute! We saved his chocolate cross and lamb for later.
Bud's books included: Saints for Boys: A First Book for Little Catholic Boys, Mini Masters Boxed Set, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn: A Camping Primer, So Many Bunnies Board Book: A Bedtime ABC and Counting Book. My First Pictures of Easter, and God Bless Our Easter.
Bud immediately fell in love with his handmade St. Andrew Pillow Doll from his godmother!
And then went right back to reading his new books!
In addition to a pink chocolate Hello Kitty bunny, Hollow Egg, and Chocolate Lamb, Rose received the following books in her basket: Saints for Girls: A First Book for Little Catholic Girls, All Creatures Great and Small, Quiet Time With Cassatt, Sharing with Renoir and Painting with Picaso, Sense and Sensibility: A BabyLit Opposites Primer, My First Pictures of Mary, and Easter Bunny's Amazing Day.
She also was given a beautiful St. Therese Pillow Doll...
… along with a pink headband with little roses and a darling apron covered with cupcakes from Sew Sweet by Shannon.
He also found a See's Hollow Egg, a Reese's Peanut Butter Egg, Chocolate Lamb, St. Michael Pillow Saint, Paper Chalk, a set of 12 Soft Pastels, and buried at the bottom a little lego set!
Yes, Mom is sneaky like that! I took all the legos out of the boxes and used them as filler for the bottom of the boy's baskets this year. As soon as Snuggles discovered his the big boys checked the bottom of their baskets and sure enough they found lego sets too! ;)
Chiquita received the following books in her Easter Basket: Book of Saints for Catholic Children: 96 Illustrated Stories, Heroines of God: Saints for Girls, A Story of St. Clare, The Queen and the Cross: The Story of Saint Helen, Saints for Girls: Sticker Book and Saint Bernadette: The Miracle of Lourdes.
Chiquita also received a Saints 'N Stiches Kit of her Patron Saint, a green headband and Purple Tote from Sew Sweet by Shannon, a Cake Batter Filled Easter Egg (it was her birthday after all), a Chocolate See's Egg, a Chocolate Lamb, 12 Soft Pastels, Lyra Aquacolor Crayon, Pentel Oil Pastels, Passion Fruit EOS Lip Balm in a Purple "Egg", and a new jump rope!
I usually fill a "Family Easter Basket" with gifts representing the various Easter Symbols. This year the basket was filled with extra gifts for the Birthday Girl:
- Cross - Chocolate Hershey's Cross
- Lamb - Lindt Lamb Chocolates and Lego Friends New Born Lamb
- Bread of Life - Read-Aloud Book of Bible Stories
- Lily - Craft My Flower Press
- Egg - See's Egg Filled with Candy and Flowers and Birds Wooden Easter Eggs
- Butterfly - American Girl Sew and Shares Butterflies
- Peacock - Paint by Number Peacock
- Bells - Chocolate Bells
Twinkle Toes' Easter Basket was filled with Saints & Heroes, Saint Joan of Arc: Quest for Peace, Sisters of the Last Straw, Stout Hearts & Whizzing Biscuits: A Patria Story (Volume 1) and (Volume 2), and The Story of Saint John Paul II, A Boy Who Became Pope.
She also received a Saints 'N Stiches Kit of her Patron Saint, a blue headband and Pink Tote from Sew Sweet by Shannon (she LOVES this tote!), a Chocolate Easter Egg wrapped in pink foil, a Chocolate See's Egg, a Chocolate Lamb, 12 Soft Pastels, Lyra Aquacolor Crayon, Sakura Oil Pastels, Paper Chalk, Strawberry Sorbet EOS Lip Balm in a Pink "Egg", and a new pink jump rope!
Ranger loved the personalized St. Joseph Prayer Pillowcase he found in his Easter Basket, along with his Twix Egg, Chocolate Hollow Chick Egg, and Chocolate Lamb. He has also already built the Metal Earth Parthenon. His new craft supplies (to go along with our upcoming Meet the Masters lessons) included Lyra Aquacolor Crayons, Paper Chalk, 24 Soft Pastels and Oil Pastels from Pentel. He also loved the lego set he found buried in the bottom of his basket.
Ranger's new books included: A Child's Book of Warriors, The Art of Stone Skipping and Other Fun Old-Time Games, Learn to Burn: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started in Pyrography, Pope John Paul II Comic Book, A Tolkien Journal, and Dragon Slayers: The Essential Training Guide for Young Dragon Fighters.
Captain also recieved a personalized Prayer Pillowcase, with St. Patrick pictured. He also has a love of Peeps (which I just do not understand) and was thrilled to discover a Hollow Milk Chocolate Egg with a PEEP inside. His basket also included the See's Chocolate Egg, Chocolate Lamb, Art Supplies (Lyra Aquacolor Crayons, Paper Chalk, 24 Soft Pastels, and Oil Pastels from Pentel), the Metal Earth Brandenburg Gate, and a lego set (my boys have been enjoying the Great Vehicles legos lately, ever since our trip to the hospital).