The Family Easter I've Dreamed Of

As a child, I loved the weeks leading up to Easter Sunday. My mother would get the coolest Easter baskets and they were always filled with the best goodies. It have wonderful childhood Easter memories. As I grew up, the baskets stopped but, of course, Easter still held a special place in my heart. I always knew that once I had my own children I would create great Easter memories with them.

This will be my first Easter, since having children, where I will get to see the both of them experience some of the magic I experienced as a child. My first child was born in March, so his first two Easters weren’t incredibly eventful because he was young and we just didn’t do a whole lot. Last year was my family’s first Easter with two kids in the home, but Jada was only about 6 months old. She looked adorable in her dress, but I didn’t get her a basket just yet. I decided I would wait for this year.

This Easter, Jada will be about 18 months old and her brother will be 4. Finally, I get to create a spectacular basket for each of my kids, and we get to gather in the kitchen together to dye Easter eggs. I am so excited, because I have always dreamed of sharing these magical moments with my own children. As much as I don’t want them to grow up too fast, I do love experiencing new things with them because of their growth.

So this weekend I am headed on a bit of a shopping spree.  It will include baskets, and coloring kits, and eggs and all kinds of other goodies. I can’t wait to watch them dig into their baskets together, knowing that they will be feeling the same joy I felt when my mother gave me my Easter basket as a child.

In addition to the baskets I am also working on something special. I am not sure what it will be but I know that one of the great things about having a family is creating new traditions. I am going to use this Easter as an opportunity to start a new tradition in our home. Although I’m not clear on the details, I do know that I am on a mission to make it something my children will love, and I hope it becomes one of their favorite childhood memories and family traditions.

Moms, what are you looking forward to doing with your little one(s) this Easter?

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