Easter Egg Hunt in a box

  • Apr 22, 2011
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Perusing the Easter aisle at Smith’s, Xander, Mary and I broke into a happy dance–“Chocolate bunnies, sparkle eggs, Peeps!” At least one passerby chortled as he passed us, but we didn’t care; we were busily filling the cart with the trifecta of Easter candies– Cadbury Eggs, Starburst Jelly Beans and Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs.

Well, maybe Xander did mention that I am “so immature” — whatever.

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On my own, I couldn’t possibly create the perfect Easter box for Ben. I simply don’t think of things like filling an egg with a folded math worksheet or requiring that Ben use a fork to remove candy from the box.

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Always and forever, we play with Matchbox cars on Easter (I have no idea why); Gabe sacrificed two from his collection so that Ben could hold races with his companion.

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Two of the sweetest little artists I know produced a dozen works of chickie, bunny, rainbows, flowers, ‘I love you’ art.

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While Xander, adorable Xander, created an activity sheet and scavenger hunt.

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“go through the maze, if you cheat you can’t eat candy”

and at the bottom of the page:

“p.s. the maze is impossible.”

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We only bought two bunnies at the store, but by the time we got home the bag was full of tiny baby bunnies (Hans thought this joke was wholly inappropriate for a missionary but I giggled about it anyway).

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Our final addition was a chocolate chip, chocolate covered bunny cake. I make one every year (because we never have enough chocolate on Easter). It nearly didn’t make it into the package because the boys nearly convinced me that it wouldn’t survive the trip– we should just eat it.

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Nearly 10 lbs. We’ll have to go a bit lighter next year.

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Happy Easter! Somebunny loves you.

p.s. I just realized that all the grown up moms probably sent their missionary pictures of Christ and inspirational quotes. Poor Ben will have to deal with his immature mother.

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14 Comments

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    Kerri

    April 22, 2011

    I want to be you when I grow up. What a darling gift for Ben. And inspirational things have their place, of course, but they don’t replace sugar in a 19-year-old’s heart (or mine, to be honest.)

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    Kerri

    April 22, 2011

    Not that you’re more grown up than me, of course, just that I need to have hope that when Josh is 19, I’ll be able to manage Easter boxes.

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    Tracy

    April 22, 2011

    Ben and his immature mom will be the envy of all the other missionaries. I’m sure he is good at sharing.

    Hoppy Easter sweet friend.
    xoxo,
    t

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    Dovie

    April 22, 2011

    This. Is. Awesome.

    Your a great mom and those are some great little helpers. There will be plenty of sacred to partake of on Easter Morning at the MTC but there will surely be a deficit of Easter activity sheets, math worksheets, fork enabled Easter egg hunts and candy and chocolate bunny cakes, at10 lbs. it just means there will be plenty of love to share.

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    Ang

    April 22, 2011

    Wow! What an awesome Easter box. If, thirty years from now, I end up going on a mission, do you promise to send me one?

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    Jennifer

    April 22, 2011

    Oh, I love it! Ben will get a lot of inspirational quotes already…most everyone will be envious of his 10 pound package of love.

    Your family antics make me smile and give me ideas.

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    Jeanelle

    April 22, 2011

    Love the scavenger hunt. Love the stickers on the outside. Love the bunny joke. He’s going to be the hit of the MTC for sure.

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    jen

    April 22, 2011

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    jen

    April 22, 2011

    Are you taking applications for kids? 🙂 OK… I’m almost 31 years old and I have a kid of my own but I want a cool Easter egg hunt in a box!!!

    jen
    http://grace-filled.net

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    Cath

    April 22, 2011

    I love your immaturity. And don’t you know, all of Ben’s companions/roommates are going to love it too!

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    Lisa

    April 22, 2011

    Maturity is over-rated anyway! If only we could see the delight on his face when he opens it!

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    Selwyn

    April 25, 2011

    Love, love love everywhere!

    Somebunny over here loves you =)

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    Jenny

    April 25, 2011

    I love this! I do something similar to our kids who live out of state. Your ideas are so cool, I’m totally going to steal some for next year.

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    Rachelle

    April 28, 2011

    I love this post, love your creative family. Ben is so blessed to have you all. I bet he enjoyed the box so much! Fun.

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