Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter "Egg"stravaganza! Part I

If you don't like pictures, you can stop now....picture overload on this one!

I love Easter! I love the colors, the decorations, the new church outfits, easter egg hunting, baskets, candy--ALL OF IT. I especially LOVE what Easter is really about!!

My boys both know the real meaning of Easter!! BUT.......they also get Easter Bunny baskets, etc.

I LOVE to put together Easter baskets. There's just something about knowing how excited your children will be when they wake up the next morning and realize the Easter Bunny has visited the house and what sorts of goodies and treats he left!

This year was no exception in the Benton House.........Twas the night before Easter and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a mouse (well, there MIGHT be one in our garage, and he MIGHT have not made it through the night since the cheese was off the trap, but that's another post)...anyhow..back to my story......

The boys' Easter treats awaiting Easter morning and YES, in case you are asking, each child gets 2 baskets. Don't ask. It's just how it is in my house.

These are Nolan's 2 baskets......

Carter's 2 baskets......

Close up of one of Nolan's baskets.

Close up of one of Carter's baskets....(yes, those would be Slim Jim's you see in his basket)
Carter's "little boy" basket, as we call them.
Nolan's "little boy" basket.
I was at Target on Saturday morning and found these GREAT Gator orange shirts in the boys' sizes, so I snatched them up and gave them to the boys for Easter too! They are the "off brand" of UnderArmor or the Target brand..whatever you call it. The boys were thrilled with their shirts!

Then came Easter morning! (and they arose with a shout, and ALL Creatures were then stirring, EVEN the mouse! ha!) Let me just tell kids get so excited over even the smallest of items in their baskets! You should have heard the squeals over new toothbrushes (I mean, really? If they're going to get candy, they should get a new toothbrush, right?) and toothpaste, and band-aids, etc.!!!

I LOVE their faces in this can hardly see Nolan's, but you can tell that his face is just lit up with excitement!

We hope you had a wonderful Easter! Stay tuned for more Easter morning/Easter day Eggstravaganza!



  1. WOW!! Can I come to your house next Easter- I'll bring my empty basket for you to fill!! :))


  2. Man, I wish my mama would've had your knack for making easter baskets. Your kids are lucky. And man, do they look excited!!! Good job.

  3. Charon, it looks like they had a great time! I love the Easter baskets. By the way, we need some new posts on the recipe blog. I need inspiration!!!

  4. What a fun Easter morning! The boys loaded up. I love the new tooth paste.


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