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Happy Easter!

What I love about Easter is the excitement of waking early with the sing song words of my daughter in my ear, moments before peeling my eyes open, “Happy Easter, Mommy! Can I look for my Easter basket now?!?”

In our home, it’s our tradition that the magical Easter Bunny hides his offered basket during Easter Eve and it’s up to Ava to discover its hiding place. After I agreed that it was indeed time for Ava to begin her breathless search, I rolled temporarily back under covers and listened as she scampered through the house, feverishly opening and closing nearly every last piece of wood with hinges on it. This was a fast process, for I soon heard her march back into the room and declare, “well, I guess the Easter Bunny didn’t bring me anything…” Pitiful. So I said the only thing I could in order to help her without giving too much away. “Well, I saw the Easter Bunny last night and he zipped in and hid it and,”
“Did you take a picture of him???” Ava anxiously implored.
“No, he zipped out too fast. But, I do know where he hid it. Do you want a clue?”
“OK!!!”
“It’s somewhere in the front hall by the front door.”
“Mom?”
“Yes?”
Ava hesitates…
“Are YOU the Easter Bunny?”
Uh, oh…
“No. I just saw him, that’s all. That’s how I know you definitely got a basket and where it is”
“OK”, her voice trailed out of the room behind her as she ran down stairs to narrow her search.
Phew! Disaster averted for one more year…
Moments later I heard the squeals of victory!
“Mommy, mommy LOOK,” she rushed in on cloud nine.
Together we pawed through her beautiful Easter basket, filled to the brim with every Easter basket essential. Plush bunny stuffed animal, every kind of fancy flavored chocolate egg you could devour and then regret devouring because you knew better, jelly beans, plastic animals that surrounded said jelly beans, an enormous solid chocolate bunny and a myriad of other Easter delights.

After Ava surveyed her treasures I got my Easter gift. She reached her arms around me and clung to my torso and whispered, “I love you so much, Mommy!”
I love you, too, baby.
Happy Easter.

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Our Easter morning…

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  • Jeff Palm Photography
    Jeff Palm Phot...over 4 years ago

    How very sweet! Happy Easter!!

  • Thank you so very much!!! Happy Easter to you, too!!!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • S .
    S .over 4 years ago

    you girls are so sweet
    thanks for letting us peek in
    happy easter

  • You are so wonderful. Thanks for your lovely comment and for the sweet favorite! Happy Easter to you, too!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • 8upchef
    8upchefover 4 years ago

    So cool!

  • Thanks so much!

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  • NJCameraman
    NJCameramanover 4 years ago

    One of the true joys of Easter is making little girls happy…my 5 year old is getting ready for her third egg hunt of the weekend in an hour. Did the bunny bring Mom anything… new heels perhaps? ;-)

  • Thanks for your fantastic comment! I bet your daughter is having a blast! Actually, no heels, but the bunny (AKA my parents) hopped over with flowers and Easter baskets for both Ava and me, so I didn’t get overlooked in the basket department after all! I’ll probably skip the middle man and glue the treats directly to my mid section and upper arms… Hee hee!!! Hope you enjoy a fabulous Easter!

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • wigs
    wigsover 4 years ago

    you had me smiling all the way through, a magical feeling

  • Now you have me smiling after reading your heartwarming comment. Thanks so very much!!! :)

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

  • ginabgood1
    ginabgood1over 4 years ago

    Oh what a beautiful story – I play the Easter Bunny for the city of Gillett, Wisconsin and this year we added two more events (the preschoolers on Friday, and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday at a friend’s restaurant). We filled the restaurant 4 times over, and 100 kids followed to the library for the egg hunt. I was so exhausted but I get more out of it than the kids do. I wish I lived closer – I’d have gladly popped by in costume for Ava. I do have one photo on my profile here – check it out – but don’t laugh – I am one gigantic Bunny! :D Hugs to you my friend.

  • How delightful! You are forever generous and fantastic for suiting up as official Easter Bunny! And to even mention the idea about visiting Ava, you really warm my heart! I can’t wait to see your bunny photo! I’m sure you were perfect. Hugs to you, too, dear friend.

    – Ainsley Kellar Creations

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