Passover passed us by this year but Easter I couldn't get out of. The kids have been looking forward to the Easter bunny, coloring eggs, and egg hunts for weeks. They have talked about Easter non-stop. So I had to do something. Unfortunately I did a rather elaborate egg hunt last year with eggs that had clues to the location of the baskets... so the bar had been set pretty high!
The difficulty of pulling off Easter was compounded by having no kitchen and being sick. I got glutened twice the previous week (which lowers my immune system) so my cold/allergies turned into bronchitis. I was feeling worse and worse all week so it was a struggle to get out and get Easter supplies. I finally went to the doctor on Friday because I was using my rescue inhaler every couple of hours... Luckily my doctor decided not to take any chances (given my history of getting pneumonia) and gave me antibiotics right away. So I am actually getting better.
On my way home from the doctor I swung by CVS and Dollar Tree... between the two I managed to pull together reasonable baskets - butterfly nets, chalk, bubbles, bug catching boxes, water balloons, and a chocolate bunny.
Ben also managed to get sick on Saturday... or at least was tired and had a low fever. I'm not sure what was up with that... he was sick enough on Saturday that our friends from Michigan decided not to stop and spend the evening with us (WAAAAAH) but he was completely better this morning.