It’s hard to believe that today is the first day of Spring. Here in NY where I live we are expecting up to 4″ of snow. Almost all of the previous snow we had has melted. We’ve actually seen grass. Now it’s all going to be covered up again with another blanket of cold, wet snow.
Even thought the weather is not very spring-like, it’s still spring. Easter is just around the corner too.
Do you have a child or grandchild celebrating his/her first Easter this year?
I still remember my kid’s first Easters. In fact, it was on Easter that we announced to my family that we were expecting our son. We were having Easter dinner with my family and my husband and I handed out colorful plastic eggs. Inside was a note that read “I can’t wait to meet everyone around Thanksgiving.” I signed it “Love baby (our last name).” My son was a preemie and was born in September, but that’s another story.
I wish I had photos of my kid’s first Easters on my computer to share. I have some photos on my hard drive. The rest are in photo albums.
I loved dressing them up for the holiday. I also enjoyed putting together their Easter baskets.
For their first Easter I didn’t give my kids any candy. They were only babies at the time. My daughter was 11 months old for her first Easter and my son was 7 months old for his. Instead I opted for books, plush bunnies and age appropriate toys. There was plenty of time for candy as they got older.
Babies“R”Us stores nationwide are stocked up with everything parents and gift givers need to make this Easter “eggs”tra (extra) special – especially for a little one just celebrating their first holiday. Babies“R”Us has adorable My First Easter products, beautiful Easter-themed apparel, gift ideas and more.
I remember my daughter’s first Easter. I didn’t get her an Easter outfit (I honestly didn’t think to do that). My mother in law insisted that we get her dressed up and purchased the most beautiful dress I have ever seen for a baby. I wish I had the photo readily available to share. Sadly she only got to wear it once (Easter). She quickly out grew it. If I recall I handed it down to another relative.
There are some super sweet ensembles available at Babies“R”Us. I am in love with the Easter theme onesie and pants (sold separately). They are available in both boy and girl friendly colors.
I also love the onesie with the bunnies on the feet. Too cute!
You can dress your baby up, or put them in a more casual outfit. I’ve done both with my kids. It depends on the situation (location) and the weather. With Babies“R”Us there are plenty of adorable options to choose from.
Every year – even when my kids got older – they would always have a book or two (plus some crayons and coloring books) in their baskets. I didn’t stuff their baskets with candy. I would rather give them fun things they can enjoy and a small amount of candy. Not only that their grandparents would always give them baskets overflowing with candy.
I love these adorable Easter books available at Babies“R”Us. I wish my kids were still little because I would buy these for them. Maybe I’ll just buy them for myself so I can enjoy the cute illustrations.
Babies“R”Us has plenty of basket fillers for a baby’s first Easter, as well as older children. It doesn’t have to be about the candy (especially for little ones). There are so many other fun and delightful things you could put in their baskets – items that can be enjoyed long after the holiday is over.
Babies“R”Us stores nationwide would also like to invite parents, grandparents and others to join them on March 28, 2015 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM for a fun and festive Easter event with will include interactive activities for the family. Attendees can experience a Bunny Hop around the store, photo opportunities and craft and story time, as well as a Pampers giveaway (while supplies last), participate in raffles and meet other local families and babies. More details will be available at Babiesrus.com/FirstEaster in the coming weeks.
You are welcome to bring your little “bunnies” too. Feel free to dress them up in their Easter best too!
If you would like to find a Babies“R”Us store near you there is a store locator at the above link (top of the screen – “Find a Store”).
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How did you celebrate your child or grandchild’s first Easter? Is there someone in your family celebrating their first Easter this year?
*I have partnered with Babies“R”Us to bring you this information. Although compensated the opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.