The orange carrots caught my attention first – and from then on, I was hopelessly stuck in the dollar spot at Target.
For a total of $7 plus tax, I scored the following decorative Easter veggies:
Next, a $3 fabric covered Easter basket which will coordinate with his amazing outfit for the day:
…which will be filled with…
Many of these items are a bit ‘mature’ for our guy quite yet, but I couldn’t pass up the deal on the suit items (FOUR BUCKS for suspenders and a tie?) and I am always on the lookout for quiet games to facilitate my own sanity.
I imagine we will get hours of fun from the indoor play balls, but I am holding off until my child exits the ‘everything in my mouth’ stage (not only for obvious safety reasons, but because the cheap material smells very strong – I’ll probably set these outside to off-gas a bit before we dive into unstructured play time).
The peg puzzle I unwrapped and added hook and loop (“Velcro” style) stick-on dots, which adds a degree of difficulty but helps reduce lost-game-piece clutter.
I also grabbed two $1 superhero figures which will be using for our future “gender reveal” in a similar fashion to Canyon’s gender reveal. As an LGBT person, I am always fascinated that toys today are so completely ‘gendered’ towards blues for boys and pinks for girls, and though that is still the case with these figurines, I like that it’s not “cowboys versus princesses”. This kid will be a superhero if s/he is anything like their brother!
For Canyon’s gender reveal, we had a local Seattle shop owner chose a Goose Grease peg doll for us and wrap it (blue or pink). These dolls are hand chiseled in Bogota from sustainably forested wood, painted with non-toxic paints and safe for young children, while these two are made in China.
In a perfect world, all of my purchases would be from small shops, and I try to support them whenever I can.
While I may feel a wee bit guilty of saddling little brother or sister with second child syndrome (on the $1 versus $20 doll), I kind of love my new superhero pegs… shh!
And, here is his basket, ready to be tucked away until the big day:
I just love a good holiday with this little rabbit.