Thursday, March 18, 2010

Easter Fun

Last Saturday morning the girls were playing so nicely together upstairs that I didn't want to call them downstairs to the table for breakfast. I just didn't want to interrupt the flow. Nothing like a calm, drama free morning. Plus I was too lazy to make much for breakfast.

So instead, I pulled out this Easter tin I bought for sugar cookies...

and filled it with "breakfast." My girls love to have blanket picnics so they were delighted to be eating breakfast upstairs for a change. Saturday's should be less structured, right?

The Easter tin was especially fun because they loved guessing what each Easter picture was under the food. And don't forget the toothpicks. What is it with kids and toothpicks? If I give my kids a tooth pick, food is suddenly MUCH more interesting. A little trick I use to get them to try all kinds of stuff they wouldn't normally eat.

See. Gotta have the toothpicks.

Speaking of Easter and food, my little candy arrangement is long gone. I was tempted to buy more candy, but thought better of it.

so instead I bought this festive little Easter tree. I'm loving the sequined sparkly eggs! Can't wait for Easter this year. Since it's right around the time I'll be bringing home a new little chick. :)
Here's wishing everyone my favorite kind of weekend. One that's lazy and drama free!

23 comments:

Malea said...

No wonder fondue has stayed so popular through so many years. It all started with a childhood toothpick fascination. Happy Weekending, E!

brandy said...

You are such a cute mom!! How funny you mentioned toothpicks this morning. Last night at dinner my girls wouldn't eat their pancakes, strawberries, and bananas. So I whipped out the toothpicks and suddenly their plates were empty! They loved eating with them.

Thanks for your sweet comment about life after law school. I really needed to hear that yesterday. I'm still getting over the fact that we aren't going back to SLC and it's hard. I wanted my girls to grow up around their families so badly. BUT with that said, I'm just grateful he got a job :) We will make our life full of fun down in AZ. I just might have to re-read your comment on those hard days :) Thanks again for being so encouraging!

Liz said...

You are such a GREAT MOM!!! I've NEVER let my kids eat with toothpicks...what's wrong with me? Well, I guess there will be plenty of chances to make up for it! Thanks for your good example!

Shari said...

Very cute idea! I use toothpicks with Eden too. Works wonders.

Kami said...

What a fun breakfast & Easter tin!

Have a great weekend, Erin!

Jamie said...

That does look like a fun breakfast. I have to admit that I hardly ever make fun little snacks like that for my kiddos. I will definitley be doing that more. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Josie said...

How fun! I love how Addie even has the cheerios on the toothpick. And you really are such a fun Mom! And the cutest Mom too!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

We do muffin tin lunches on occasion and my children love it! However they are such piggies that they each get their own muffin tins, LOL!

~ Sarah

Jenn S. said...

Cute idea! Gotta try it.

Sequined eggs are from Pier One right? I had not been there in *ages* but was there in search of pillows last week and somehow ended up spending a fortune on Easter decor (including those eggs) . . . cute stuff!

Ann said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Easter tree!!!! Love it!!!!! That is so cute!

I can't wait to hear/see what you are hanging this afternoon! The laser level hasn't been requested for a long, long time! :)

Laura said...

I love this breakfast food idea!! And toothpicks -- never thought of that. =) I want to try it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Laura said...

Where did you find that neat spring molded tray??

Lindsey said...

I really need to remember the toothpicks!! The tin is darling too.

Becky said...

What a fun idea -- it sounds like you capture so many wonderful moments with your girls! Yes I have the same challenge with keeping a candy dish full ... constantly emptying it! Oh, love that you will be bringing home a new little one for Easter! Exciting! (Neat that your dad went to USU also. They didn't do so well at the game today. Still love my school.)

Lacie said...

I love looking at your blog you have the cutest Easter stuff. Plus you have motivated me to organize my bathroom. Tell Carly hi!

Kevin and Andrea said...

So true about toothpicks! My kids LOVE them as well!! Funny how the small things are alwats the most fun. Just how life should be :0)

Sue said...

Ooh, I wanna make some jello in that pan!

Mrs. Dunbar said...

I love those tins. I do that "snack" meal in a mini muffin pan every now and then and it seems to work like a charm. I like how yours had a holiday twist.

Jana Beck said...

i love that little sequin egg tree! and i don't judge you one bit for the candy being gone :)

The Harrises said...

Yeah! I'm comment number 20, do you even have time to read these comments?
Yes, toothpicks. They love them at Costco, why did I not think to bring the idea home.

Erin said...

What a cute snack idea! I love the easter tree too. You are such a cute mom!

The Wilcken 7 said...

My girls are all about "Fancy Nancy" and frilly tooth picks! It really does make food taste better!

Kath said...

Heard about your "date"...can't wait...:)