I always try to limit the candy that we buy for them and try to get other fun things that will last longer like games, toys or craft supplies. My biggest ally for this has been the Dollar Spot at Target. They're just little trinkets, cheapy things that probably wont last. But, you know, it's usually still cheaper than going the candy route and the girls are just as happy, if not more so.
We usually just put one basket out the night before for the Easter Bunny because he knows we have to leave for church early and never have time to go on an egg hunt. This year, we forgot to put the basket out and the girls were already in bed. I didn't want to go hunting for it and risk waking them up. So I improvised...
I love you so much, I had to stop.
You forgot to leave your basket out,
but don't be sad, oh no, do not pout.
Instead of filling your basket up high,
I left it here, so please don't cry!
I brought them here, just for you.
Make sure to share, 'cause that's what I'd do.
Do you know the meaning of this special day?
Jesus came and took our sins away.
Be sure to remember, God loves you so...
from your hairy head down to your pinkie toe!
Hope you all had a joyous holiday!