Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012

What better way to celebrate the real reason of Easter than with real grass!  I know Easter is not about the clothes (which I get way too deep in)  and the candy (that my kids do not eat nor need) and the Easter Bunny.  I did not want to be stuck with a bunch of junk toys and candy that sit around the house - so I went practical this year: real grass, dvd's, books, and 1 toy.

I came across these kits in one of my favorite catalogs/online stores:  Chasing Fireflies!  They carry some interesting things - some worth the money and some definitely not.  But I figured $10 was not bad considering I am not a Home Depot kind of girl + I have no clue how to pick out grass seed (I imagine there are MANY different types of grass) + I can't get my lawn to grow grass without help so what makes me think I can grow it in a basket + the time and energy spent with 2 non-shopping children = worth it to me.   And this came with great directions and the exact amount I needed.
Chasing Fireflies
"Can I play in the dirt now? Can I? Can I?"

Mixing and pouring the dirt into the basket (in a white shirt INSIDE the house - what was I thinking?)
I do not recommend their suggestion of covering the basket with plastic wrap.  I was trying to keep a 2 year old out of playing with it every second - but a tiny bit of mold began to grow :(  but after the grass grew it was so tall and so thick that nothing ever touched it and you could not see it.)

Easter 2012
Had not tucked his shirt in yet.  :)

 Christ is risen indeed!!!  Happy Easter to everyone!  My friend, Joy, reminded me of what Mati Claire said the other day while at my grandfather's funeral.  My dad asked her what she found at the burial site.  She said, "just some rocks and flowers."   How true on Easter!  There was nothing in the tomb!  Just a rock!


Erica said...

He is risen, indeed!

MATTOX IN A SEER SUCKER SUIT! MC is getting so big! I love them.

I'm so sorry to hear of your papaw's passing, too. I am thinking about y'all, as always!

GiGi said...

MY MY How handsome you look, Mattox!!!! And Mati Claire you look like a spring morning!!! Love to you guys!!

Pamela said...

LOVE the real grass in the Easter baskets!! I may try that next year!!