Candy-Free Toddler Easter Basket

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    Does anyone else struggle with holiday gifts for little children? Especially during holidays where one of the main components is candy. Now, don’t get me wrong, I will throw down on some Cadbury Eggs and Cookies and Cream bunnies just as much as the next person. However, when it comes to Griffin, the less candy he eats, the better in my opinion.

    That’s why this year for Easter we built him a minimal, candy-free Easter basket. Thanks to the Target Dollar Spot, it was pretty affordable as well.

    The main item of his basket this year is a Sleepy Peep Slumberkin. We love our other Slumberkins so much! When I saw there was a little lovie for Easter, I snagged it at the first chance.

    The other big ticket item is Llama Llama Easter Egg. Llama llama red pajama plays such a huge roll during our bedtime routine (we read one of the series at least every other night) so this one was an obvious choice!

    The last two items were two amazing finds in the Target Dollar Spot! A wooden egg puzzle and egg shaped side-walk chalk. I hope the sidewalk chalk comes back for years to come because it’s such an easy but on theme gift to stick in for hours of outside fun.

    I can’t wait to see his face Easter morning when he gets to open his basket!

    **Candy pictured was consumed by me right after I finished taking pictures.

    About Me

    Who’s Blog is It Anyway?

    Hi! I’m Amanda! (cue the Hi Amanda chorus). I’m a 30 year old mama from the DC metro area! I’m mama to Griffin (2) and wife to my high school sweetheart Chris. By day I’m a Staff Development Teacher in the local school district (I’m a teacher of teachers and I lead professional development inside the school). By night I’m a professional racecar track (yes, you read that right), dragon trainer, and all the other jobs I get assigned based on what Griffin is playing with.

    Blogging is something that I’ve always been drawn to. I’ve had a place where I could write down my thoughts, my wishes, my dreams for as long as I can remember. Whether it be a cool Lisa Frank journal that I bought at the bookfair. Or LiveJournal (who remembers LiveJournal and Xanga?) when it was the “thing” to do. I even started a blog where I could keep my weekly pregnancy updates for when I was pregnant with Griffin. None of them ever really stuck.

    The older Griffin gets, the more that I realize these tiny moments that are so amazing, are fleeting. I want to make sure I take time to document them. Before I know it he’ll be three and then moving off to college.

    You will definitely see a lot of posts about Griffin’s antics that I don’t want to forget as time passes. Not to mention those motherhood antics as well. I also hope to include some tips and tricks that have made my journey along the way that much easier!