Easter

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Registered: 07-26-1999
Easter
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Thu, 03-14-2013 - 12:48pm

For those who celebrate Easter, its a week away.  Do you still hunt eggs, do baskets, anything else special for the occassion?

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Registered: 06-29-2001
In reply to: arryl
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 4:45pm

I'm afraid we've outgrown the egg hunting, although last year, we still dyed eggs.  The kids still get baskets. Easter is a pretty low key affair, it's just been the four of us for close to 10 years now, no family or company.  It'll be especially low key this year, because Kayleigh should arrive home between midnight and 1 a.m. that Easter Sunday, so we'll probably spend a lot of Easter sleeping, then hearing all about her adventures in Germany and Switzerland, looking at her pictures when she downloads them, etc

                                                          Mindy

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Registered: 12-06-1999
In reply to: arryl
Thu, 03-14-2013 - 7:53pm

As with every holiday we will be at the in laws. We still have 4young nieces and nephews so we fill the plastic eggs for them to hunt.My kids still get candy, iTunes gift card, nothing elaborate.

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Registered: 11-28-1999
In reply to: arryl
Fri, 03-15-2013 - 2:41pm

Had to check on this--it's actually TWO weeks from Sunday--which is still really early.  I do like going to church & seeing all the little kids in their Easter dresses.  the way the weather is where I am, we're still having weather in the 40's so I hope we have a sudden warm up.  well my youngest one is 17 and going through this annoying "I might be an atheist" period so he actually volunteered to work on Easter.  I will still have my mother & aunt over for dinner though.

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Registered: 07-25-2007
In reply to: arryl
Fri, 03-15-2013 - 4:01pm

We celebrate solstice which is this coming week.  We'll color eggs-not sure if we'll hide them, though the dogs might like it.  I'm debating on a basket or not.  Our shopping guideline has always been the basket contents should represent spring.   As he is getting older, that is harder and harder to do.   If I can find the glow in the dark gel ant farm, I'll probably get him that and some book on ants.  I have my eye on The Leaf Cutter Ants:Civilization By Instinct.  I'd like to find choclate covered ants also.  We'll have a big breakfast and a spring hike later in the day, but the weather is not suppose to be springy. 

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Mon, 03-18-2013 - 2:00pm

We still dye eggs and do up and Easter basket for them to open in the morning. We don't do an Easter egg hunt with just the four of us but my boys still humor their grandparents and younger cousins by participating in the egg hunts over there.

Question- if you still do Easter baskets for your tween/teen, what do you put in them? I need ideas! I think it would be a little easier if I had girls- I could put in makeup, hair accessories, etc but boys seem bit harder!

Lisa 

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Registered: 07-26-1999
In reply to: arryl
Mon, 03-18-2013 - 3:37pm
That's a good question Lisa, and I admit I am so glad I don't have to put one together for my stepson at all. My mom used to do the same for my brother as me sort of when we hit the teenage years, shave gel, his own shampoo and conditioner, maybe a wallet if they don't have one, maybe something fun for their room, a new movie or CD that they'd like that came out recently, iTunes cards or if they do any online gaming, something like that. Boys are definitely harder in that area.
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Registered: 03-22-2007
In reply to: arryl
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 1:49pm
I will do baskets (they are all getting new Nerf guns), as well as hide plastic eggs for the boys to find. We will also dye eggs, one of my dh's favorite activities ;) I'm hoping that my 14 year old will stay up and hide the eggs this year, I'm usually ready for bed about then.

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Registered: 03-22-2007
In reply to: arryl
Tue, 03-19-2013 - 1:54pm
I'm having a hard time with my oldest as well, Lisa. I got them all Nerf guns and extra ammo (he was with me and helped me pick them out). I always throw in some Jif to go, he's totally addicted to the stuff. You could add sunglasses, a new swimsuit, books, movies, CDs, gift cards, socks, boxers, snacks.

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Tue, 03-26-2013 - 12:11pm

We've done nerf guns before- LOVE the idea of extra ammo since it's always getting lost under the couch and such.

Lisa