Meet the Sullivans: Owen's Easter Basket 2014

April 17, 2014

Owen's Easter Basket 2014

It's probably no secret that I love to shop for our boy! I can barely go into (any) stores without seeing something I want to buy for him -- usually something from the dollar section or a little matchbox car. But I don't want to him to think he gets something every time we're out, so instead, I've been sneaking those things into our shopping basket and saving them for his Easter basket.


The liner is from Pottery Barn Kids and the basket was a last minute, in-a-pinch purchase from Michael's. I was really hoping for a more traditional Easter basket shape, but I could only find them in white. I know that I sound silly, but there is a certain shape of basket that makes filling it a little easier, and I drove myself crazy (literally, all over the city) trying to find one in the color I wanted. In the end, a basket is just a basket and no one but me cares about the difference.

Inside there is...

A board book copy of The Little Engine That Could, a new vibrating toothbrush and Elmo's The Bunny Hop. I like giving Owen a regular book to add to our collection for most holidays we celebrate. Kills two birds with one stone, because I would be buying him books anyway -- books are one of my (many) weaknesses.


The rest of the things in his basket are all from the dollar section in Target or at Michael's. A little Jumping Frogs game we can play together and (my new favorite way to entertain Owen at a restaurant) a new Curious George Grab & Go Play Pack. They have a ziplocking seal, so you can keep them in your bag to use again and again.

I found those cute little eggs at Michael's too. I thought that Owen would like the dino's and the kush balls. And the Goldfish, or "fishy crackers" as we call them in our family, are a staple and necessity.



And not pictured with the basket is Owen's bonus gift, a Green Toys Recycling Truck I bought on Zulily a while ago! There is a 90% he will be most excited about that part of his "basket"!


I'm linking up with Darci today for the Easter Basket Blog Hop -- can't wait to see everyone's cute baskets! If you don't have a blog you can still play along by sharing your basket (for your mom, child, husband, boyfriend, cat, dog, dad, neighbor, brother, etc.) on Instagram by hastagging your picture #EasterBasketHop!
 
PS. You can see Owen's previous Easter baskets here: One year-old basket + 3 month old basket

20 comments:

Life as the Mrs. said...

Stopping by from the blog hop! Love his Easter basket! I also can't go anywhere without buying something for our son, too! :)

sara {rhapsody and chaos} said...

Even if it's not as easy to fill, it's still a very sweetly filled basket :)

Kelli Herrington said...

Love the cuteness. I remember the days of sneaking things into the buggy but now with mine being 12, 7, & 6 I can no longer get away with it. Love how useful and fun his basket is and he is going to love it.
Also after Easter the Pottery Barn baskets will go on sale if that's what kind of basket and shape you are looking for. One smaller on the bottom and widens at the top

Kelli Herrington said...

I cam across you blog and I'm loving so much that I'm your newest follower.

Jessica said...

Owen's basket looks great! You are not the only one who had trouble finding a basket this year! I bought one at Hobby Lobby, then decided I hated it last week and ended up buying a Pottery Barn one that I should have just purchased from the get go. Owen's looks a lot like the PB ones - I actually thought it was from there, until you mentioned that you picked it up from Michael's. Looks great, Mama!

the girl in the red shoes said...

Awww love his basket! Those frogs are such a good idea for entertaining at restaurants...I need to pick some of those up asap!

hello erin said...

owen has the cutest and most well stocked basket around!! he's going to love all the fun things in there!!

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

Very cute basket stuffers. Target was such a hit this year!

Kelly Slater said...

We bought our daughter the Princess vibrating toothbrush, but couldn't wait until Easter to give it to her! Haha! Owen will love it! Such good ideas! Happy Easter!

Girard Living said...

Such cute ideas for Owen’s basket!! Love your blog! :)

Leah @ Everyday Love said...

Fabulous basket Colleen! Love everything, he's going to have SO much fun Easter morning opening it!

Laureen said...

Adorable basket, love all your choices!! :)

the.bain.family. said...

I think I know what you mean by the shape. We actually just got one on sale with free shipping from Pottery Barn in a brown color for our little guy for next year. The liners that were left were awful, though, so we'll have to wait until next year for that, especially since we're not 100% on his name yet anyway. But at least his basket will be the same size/shape as his big sister's, which we also got from there.

Nat said...

Stopping over from the blog hop- love everything you chose! I understand what you mean about the certain shape of Easter basket

Jen said...

Such a fun and cute basket!! Great job!

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

Love the toothbrush! And the kush balls. Sorry you drove yourself crazy trying to find the perfect basket!

Laura Marie Keenan said...

I need to check out one of those grab 'n go play packs! I am always looking for distractions when out at a restaurant. Owen's basket looks great! I'm sure he's going to love it!

Elizabeth {Chasin' Mason} said...

We got Mason that Elmo Bunny book as well. Even though I put it in his basket, we've been reading it for the past few days and he loves it! And that Jake toothbrush...so cute! I didn't know they made those, but that may need to be Mason's first electric toothbrush!

Jenny said...

Does Owen like the vibrating tooth brush? I've seen them but haven't been sure. I like the idea of a holiday book and a regular book - i'll have to remember that for next year! Great basket - looks so full of fun stuff!

Megan C said...

Love the basket! You did a great job! We have a similar basket for my little one, Pottery Barn has the best personalized stuff!