It's almost Easter, y'all! And you know what that means? It means the Easter Bunny is hard at work in his chocolate factory preparing special treats for all the little children of the world :)
Easter has always been fun for me -- kind of a mini Christmas. Despite my strict Christian upbringing, my parents still bought me elaborate Easter baskets filled with candy, toys and stuffed animals, and as I got older they'd add small things to the mix like books or an accessory to wear with my Easter outfit. And yes, even at eighteen years old, I was still running around the yard or the living room (depending on the weather) searching for hidden eggs.
As a matter of fact, Eric and I, as married adults, used to do egg hunts for each other...pre-baby, of course. Now it's all about her, and I find that I'm the head organizer for the Under 3 Egg Hunt in our building for the second year in a row.
Obviously, I've been scouring Pinterest night and day for Hippity Hoppity inspiration, and I've found a ton of recipes and craft ideas...that I promise you I will *never* use.
It's not that I don't want to! It's just that I have this glorified idea of what it will be like to bake intricate Easter egg sugar cookies for 45 people, but experience has told me it will only be a nightmare in the end, with me up at 2am the night before the egg hunt, covered in pastel frosting, pulling my hair out as I try to create the perfect cookies.
So, I collect all these ideas, and then inevitably, I end up at Walmart at the last minute, grabbing anything and everything Easter-related that's left on the shelves, desperately hoping that it will all come together in the morning. No matter how hard I try, I don't think I will ever be one of those people who gets ahead of things *sigh*
What about your Easter?? Do you have special traditions or favorite candies? Do you carefully craft baskets, cookies and egg hunts, or are you running around like a chicken with your head cut off, praying that Target still has a decent selection of pre-made baskets on Easter Eve??
If you'd like to see more of my Hippity Hoppity pins at Pinterest, I invite you to follow me, JerricaKC :)
-Jerrica, Her Grace of Grammar