I’m getting so excited for Easter weekend! Not only does Ryan get half a day off, but I love seeing all of our family and spending time with the ones I love most! I’m really looking forward to celebrating this special holiday with Sophie since this will be her first Easter. Oh, and the best part? Her first little easter dress!
Easter is such a happy day. The weather was beautiful, our church service was wonderful, the food was outstanding, and as usual, my mom and mother-in-law really outdid themselves. Because we live near both of our families, we always get double the holiday fun. It can be hectic, but it is so much fun and we wouldn’t have it any other way. We enjoyed two fabulous meals, two egg hunts and lots of pictures. I tried to pick and choose just a few to share with you so you don’t have a Hampton overload, although he was pretty cute! 🙂
How was your Easter? Did you do anything Special?
There are so many stages of pregnancy. First you’re sick and don’t want to eat anything, then you’re craving everything in site, and then you are sick and so big and full with baby that you don’t want to eat very much again. While I am definitely in the later stage, I do still have an occasional craving for something sweet. So, why not these delicious Easter treats?
During my second trimester, I was still able to run a little bit and I allowed myself a few splurges here and there. One thing I figured out was that if I ate one bite of ice cream to get that craving fix, I found myself always wanting more. I decided to try Kozy Shack Simply Well Pudding because it is actually rice pudding in disguise. My mind and taste buds think I’m eating that sugary goodness of pudding, but my body isn’t getting an overload of sugar and is getting a much healthier alternative. Did I mention these are only 90 calories and gluten free? I can’t get over it! That’s less calories than the yogurt I usually eat. But it’s pudding. Mind blown.
Yesterday, I decided to spice up mine and Hampton’s snack time by adding a few things into our pudding to make it fun and festive for Easter! Needless to say, Hampton loved it! He giggled and thought I was crazy for letting him eat this for his snack. What he doesn’t know if that I’m totally okay with this snack for him. I try to feed him healthy foods only (of course we splurge every now and then) and this snack did not compromise his healthy diet.
The additives aren’t the most healthy of choices, but with Easter coming up this weekend, I thought it was okay to give Hampton a fun treat.
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I received product and compensation from Gerber and Mom Select, however, all experiences and opinions are 100% my own.
Saturday was one of those days. You know the ones I’m talking about? Where nothing seems to be going right? You think you have it all together and then all of a sudden, you realize how far behind you are? I had that moment on Saturday afternoon. I saw Hampton’s Easter basket, and while I have all of these wonderful Easter basket ideas for him, the only thing I have actually purchased is his Big Brother shirt. That’s it. Poor baby. So this is what his basket looked like at this moment:
Kind of sad. I also realized after he woke up from his nap that he had no snacks. He was completely out of snacks and I really really needed to go grocery shopping. So, what did I do? I loaded a fussy hungry toddler into the car and we drove to Target because Target is the cure-all.
Now for the happy part of the story. I had a win-win moment standing in the middle of Target. I went straight to the baby section to find all of his favorite Gerber Graduates snacks and hit the mother load. He was literally cheering as I picked out his favorite snacks. Happy baby, happy mommy. Then it hit me, I bought extra snacks to fill his Easter basket with! Genius! Now, he has lots of snacks that will get us through at least a couple of weeks and he also has more snacks that he will get in his Easter basket and be super excited about. I even bought a couple of their little entrees to keep around for lunch on the go when we are at play dates or grandma’s house!
Guess what? Gerber is giving away a free gift set when you purchase 10 Gerber Graduates products and upload your receipt to their site! How awesome is that? I uploaded my receipt and can’t wait to receive Hampton’s goodies! It doesn’t get any sweeter than free food and baby products for your little one.
Thank you, Gerber, for saving the day and Easter and for giving this weary mother her win-win moment of the week!
Have you had a win-win moment recently?
Coming up with Easter Basket ideas for kids can be tough. Sure, toys are always fun, but if you’re practical like me, you won’t want to waste a lot of money on silly toys that they won’t ever pay attention to. I like to find useful and educational things to mix in with the fun things. That way, you don’t feel like you are wasting money or space in your home.
Easter Basket Ideas:
- Bath Toys
- Children’s First Bible
- Bunny Slippers
- Board Books
- Beach Toys
- Toy Cars
- Toddler’s First Crayons
- Little People Toys
- Tickets to the Zoo
- Coloring Books
- Play Phone
- Play-Doh Eggs
- Their favorite snacks ie. Goldfish, puffs, etc.
- Summer hat (or baseball cap)
- Sippy Cups
- Magnetic Letters for the Fridge
- Monogrammed Basket Liner
- Rain Boots
What are you putting in your little one’s Easter basket?
I have been struggling with Easter basket ideas for Hampton this year. He is 5 1/2 months old, so it’s not like he has been begging me for the latest most popular toy. Do I fill it with things he needs like diapers, oragel, and wipes or do I fill it with fun things like teething rings, toys, books, etc.? So, I decided to do a little bit of everything. Here is what’s in Hampton’s Easter basket: