Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Un-Easter Bunny Comes to Visit

OK, I know that title is quite a stretch for the letter U....
But what can I say? That's all I've got!

Actually, I wanted to share a bit of Easter fun with you, and didn't want to wait much longer since Easter is over! 

Noli knows the truth about the Easter Bunny, but still enjoys the goodies that he brings! Since they (and Nova the dog) were going to the lake on Sunday -- and we didn't particularly want to go with -- Noli and Stephanie came over on Saturday to get in a bit of family (and E. Bunny) time.

I hid the Easter basket that I had put together for Noli so she wouldn't pounce on it the moment she walked in the door, and then brought it out when she wasn't looking.

I, of course, maintained that the true Easter Bunny had delivered it.

She would have no part of it.

Then I told her the story of when the Easter Bunny left me a note in my basket. When I was a kid, I put out my Easter basket like you do your stocking for Santa. And he comes in the night and fills it up. Well, carrying on the Bunny/Santa tradition, I also left a carrot for Mr. E.B. -- and one year, he left me a note!

It said, "Thanks for the carrot, Sarah" -- and the carrot was drawn! It was written in beautiful calligraphy. I was so excited that the Easter Bunny had left me a note!

And Noli fell for it hook, line and sinker. 

By the way, just so you know, that is a true story. He did leave me a note! In later years, I insisted that my brother had written it, but he always denied it. I guess I'll just never know for sure.... 

As for Noli's basket.... see the bunny money? I found this cute way of folding a dollar bill into a bunny, so she got bunny money plus shiny new quarters in the eggs. Google "folding dollar bills" and you'll find lots of cool ways to fold them! I glue-sticked the eyes and nose -- the nose is just a hole punch into the pink portion of an advertisement!

And of course, there were peanut M&Ms, along with a fancy new notebook and gel pens, some super cool blue nail polish, and a a big egg full of bunnies (like that monkey game where you hook them all together)

Ha! They match her shirt!

And then Stephanie had some surprises for her for Easter morning, one of which was a cute new dress to wear Easter Sunday. Two visits from Mr. E. Bunny!

Noli, goof that she is, has a new pink bunny grass hat....

We went to Jason's Deli to eat lunch and she started writing in her notebook about what she was eating. (She and I shared a Reuben.... I was surprised that a 9 year old would like corned beef and sauerkraut but she does!) Stephanie and Papa had the salad bar, but Noli and I were craving meat!! 

Then we went to a park so Noli could run off some of that bunny energy.... all in all a good day!


sharing on
~ AlphabeThursday for the letter U
~ Share Your Cup Thursday

Speaking of Share Your Cup Thursday.... I just saw that my crochet tea and cookies set was featured this week!! Be sure to drop by Jann's party to see what others are sharing!


Duni said...

The "bunny money" is such a cute idea! I can see that Noli enjoyed her Easter basket with all the goodies very much :)
The egg hunt was always my favourite part of Easter as a kid!

Jim said...

Your Noli is sooo cute, Sarah. I am glad to see that nine-year-olds still like to get a notebook, tablet, or sketchbook. We try to keep our five-year-old KP in them. Friday night we had a babysitter, yes a babysitter when she visited the grandparents, she loves having the teens to play with.
Anyway, the next morning we noticed that she had drawn and written in half of a full sized tablet that we had left on the table, so precious. We also get her Dollar Store smaller notebooks which she fills quite quickly.
I do like your idea of the bunny dollars. And the hole punched pink flyer paper made a perfect nose.

Gattina said...

The idea to fold a bank note into a bunny is just great ! Nice pictures !

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

That sounds like the perfect day to my grandmother's heart....

Natashalh said...

Love her Pokemon shirt! And what a cute way to fold the bills.

I left a letter to Santa once as a kid explaining that I needed Christmas a day early. It looks like the Easter Bunny can work a day early, too!

Melissa said...

I love this! Putting a basket out for the bunny to fill is genius. And where o where did you find the bunny linking game? That is so awesome!

Thanks for the paper folding bills idea too. very sweet!

carol l mckenna said...

Noli is adorable and what a special Easter you gave her ~ Wow! Loving and fun shots for UnEaster ~ ^_^

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Noli's straw hat is quite stunning. It reminds me of those avant garde hats of the 60s. The kind that Audry Hepburn would wear.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Memories for Life said...

Love the Bunny Money! That's my kind of gift :)
She looks thrilled with all her fun gifts and I love her new hat :)

Betty said...

Sounds like you all had a really good time! I fold money at Christmas time for gifts, but I never even though of googling. I've been doing it for years and have a couple of books that I bought. I can't wait to see what I pull up with google. Thanks.

The Art Bug said...

Love the 'bunny money' idea!
Cute pics!

LanasArtStudio said...

seems like you had a lot of fun and memories created here will be priceless! cute bunny craft idea!

Kc W said...

I love Noli's hat! Sounds like everyone had a great Easter!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Creative and fun Easter celebration...thanks for sharing all your ideas♪

pasqueflower said...

The bunny money is so cute! And what a colorful basket full of wonderful surprises. Sounds like you had a great day. Loved reading about your note from the E.B., too.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Noli is such a cutie!
Mr. E.B. or not, that is one great Easter basket.
I, too, would put my basket out before bed for the Easter Bunny to fill. We did that with our kids, too.
How cool that Mr. E. B. left you a note!


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