Traditionally, we got candy in our Easter Baskets. It was a sugar overload and normally had a sugar rush long before we went to church. As we got older, we encouraged the “Easter Bunny” to not get us so much candy and we got something else like a movie or gift card in our Easter Basket.

The last couple of years we haven’t really gotten G much candy or even edible gifts in his Easter Basket either. This year will be very similar. Here are just a few of the ideas that I have for him this year.

These markers are wonderful. G got a few of these for his birthday and it would be great for him to have a few more colors. Plus they don’t actually mark on anything but the paper.

Daniel Tiger is our go-to TV show in our house. The kid loves the show and has seen all of the episodes available on Amazon Prime Video. We can’t go wrong with coloring and Daniel Tiger.

G has been gifted a couple of other toys from Fat Brain Toys. These look intriguing, have great reviews and could be used at home or on the road while traveling.

Scissors are big time exciting in our house right now. G loves using them and can’t wait for us to say yes when he wants to cut something. This workbook is the perfect addition for him to continue gaining valuable dexterity skills.

Music is an everyday thing in our house right now. Tubas made out of pillows, air guitars, lego trumpets, maracas and more. There is a jam session every single night. This is one of those instruments that I think we can handle having around plus I think that G will learn so much more about music in a unique way.

I realize this is completely different from most Easter baskets but each activity will provide G with new experiential learning. Learning by playing is what I love to see at this age and can’t encourage him enough to keep learning.

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I was super excited to actually get the camera out and take some of these photos! I wasn’t sure that I would have the time or energy to do this but it worked out! Now we have our family photo to add to the other years (I just need to get a photo album started of those photos.)
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This past weekend we went to get our Christmas tree. Wow, so much more of an adventure with a little one! It was a little cold but we found one after a little searching. We had a little bit more of a difficult time than what we thought we would.
Then we went to meet Santa! Guyon did so well and didn’t scream but did try to pull Santa’s beard off a couple of times.

Guyon’s daycare hosted a Trunk or Treat on Friday, a week ago. We were super excited about it since this is his 1st Halloween and also because Sean hasn’t ever really handed out candy before. His mom and dad’s house never had Trick or Treaters so it was fun for everyone.

We decorated the truck like a train with a smoke stack and tracks under the tires and a cross hatch sign but completely forgot to take pictures of the truck. Our little Engineer was pretty cute though!

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Happy Halloween!

Rewind a couple of weeks to New Year’s. After a couple of weeks of being at home with my family, it was off to Virginia to spend some time with Sean’s family for the New Year. We arrived on Monday afternoon and left the following Saturday.

Typically when we visit, there is a lot of snow. This year was so different. There was no snow and we barely needed a jacket when we went outside. I think there was only one day where it felt like we needed a winter coat. We also had to find different activities to do since we normally do snow related activities. We got to see another part of the resort that we don’t typically see.

My mother in law also spoiled me with a pedicure and massage while I was there so I had the privilege of spending a couple of days in the spa area. Even though I wasn’t allowed to do all of the offerings, it was still incredibly nice and completely relaxing.

Here is a lookbook of just a few of the pictures we took while there.


That is a gingerbread house! 


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Sean trying out the hoverboard!

Us on one of the walks we went on through the hills. It is a heck of a lot harder to walk hills with this extra weight I am carrying. LOL


Tea time!


Miniature golf.


28 weeks pregnant on New Year’s Eve.


Us before going to dinner.


Don’t worry I didn’t try ice skating. 


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