If you look at our Easter Baskets from every year, you'll notice something! We reuse the same stuffed animals year after year. So all the stuff from the Connor basket over to the right is all used year after year. The kids love playing with all the bunnies for the day and then get bored of them; we then put them away and store them until the next year! So it's all a win win. Besides the chocolate that my husband got the kids (grrrrrr! Seriously? A huge cadbury egg for each child?!?), we went completely practical this year in their baskets. Socks, underwear, boxer briefs, toothbrushes, and a hat for Aiden (he's the only one who doesn't have a baseball cap to wear). I know that doesn't sound very exciting, but I swear they gasped at each item. They're very into underwear and boxers right now. Hahah! It's a very simple world they live in.
The best way to get your kids to pose for an Easter morning jammie photo, is to do it RIGHT before they're allowed to go do their Easter Egg hunt. "If you want to go out and get your eggs, smile at Mommy's camera!" Haha. Bribery at its finest. I didn't see Isabella's face until I uploaded it on the computer, little stinker. But I love that it captures the phase she is in.
I was worried that the kids wouldn't have as much fun on the egg hunt at our house, after the two BIG hunts they had gone on the previous week. But they had just as much fun. I think the fact that it was at our house and there weren't any other kids there - made it even more fun for them!
All in all, it was such a wonderful Easter season.