This year I have decided to include more than just candy in Lennox’s Easter Basket – she will still get some eggs filled with candy but I figured some other non-candy items would be a good idea! I’ll be including a book or two, a few little toys, pajamas, etc.
Don’t get me wrong. Lennox eats candy, plenty of it, along with a lot of other junk food, but thankfully she loves her fruits and veggies and eats very healthy (and apparently a lot!) at school — so i don’t feel bad spoiling her from time to time with candy and goodies! She is so skinny, it apparently isn’t doing any harm!
With Easter just over a week away, I have been getting items together for her Easter basket. We will be out-of-town at her Grannie Annie’s (she is so excited), but I have re-assured her that the Easter Bunny will find her there!
While looking for books I came across so many cheap easter books ($3, $4, $5 on amazon), I thought I would share with you, incase you are still looking for some good non-candy easter basket ideas!
Here are 10 Cheap Easter Books for Children!
1. Happy Easter, Mouse! (If You Give…)
2. Mickey’s Easter Hunt
3. Thomas & Friends Easter Eggspress!
4. Happy Easter, Little Critter
5. Corduroy’s Easter Party
6. Backyardigans: The Mystery of the Jeweled Eggs
7. Duck & Goose, Here Comes the Easter Bunny!
8. Easter Surprise Strawberry Shortcake
9. Fancy Nancy’s Elegant Easter
10. The Berenstain Bears and the Easter Story
What do you plan on putting in your kid’s Easter baskets this year? Do you have a favorite Easter book?
The other weekend my sister-in-law told us about a bookstore in her area going out of business and that all kid books were 2 for $1! So we had to check it out. We ended up getting some great books for Lennox now and some for when she is a little older. A few of my childhood favorites were mixed in as well, including Mercer Mayer books, Cordury, Pokey Little Puppy and The Snowman!
We got a wide range of books, but I love the christmas ones we got (which if you remember from my previous book post, Lennox LOVES christmas books year round!) This pop-up one is really neat too, I can’t wait for her to see it!
We ended up with a whole box of books for $18! It was a great find and a great deal! When Lennox saw the box of books again, she said “Oh Wow! New Books!” It was pretty cute
My parents like to remind me that every night, when I was little, I would need 3 books read to me before I would go to bed. Not 1, not 2, but 3. Well, Lennox is the same way, although I think she would be happy if I read her 10 books every night. She is hard to resist when she looks up at me with her little finger in the air saying “One more mommy, one more”. Even cuter when she says, “Uno Mas mommy, Uno Mas”! Eventually I have to stop reading and she has to go to bed.
Even though Lennox has about 150 books, we seem to read the same ones OVER AND OVER again. I thought I would share what her favorite books have been for the past few months.
Here are her top seven, in no particular order:
1. Brown Bear, Brown Bear by Eric Carle
2. Little Critter Hansel and Gretel Flip Book by Mercer Mayer (Mercer Mayer was one of my favorite’s as a kid!)
3. Clifford’s Peekaboo by Norman Bridwell
4. But Not the Hippopotamus by Sandra Boynton
5. Cuddle! by Beth Shoshan (She received this one as her Christmas gift at school)
6. Dr Seuss’s ABC
and finally, since it seems to be Christmas all year round for Lennox ( she is still wearing Santa pajamas in July!)…
7. Montgomery Ward’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Circa 1946) This book is SO long and so old and falling apart, but she LOVES it!