You see those beautiful smiles above? They’re very important to me and I’m so lucky to see them each and every day! I love to make those faces smile and I love to keep those smiles healthy!
Our life has been chaotic lately with this move from the Island to the Woods. We haven’t had as much fun as we usually do so I decided to have a little pre-Easter Egg Hunt. Spring is in the air and Easter is just around the corner so it seemed like the right thing to do.
We headed to Walmart (store #602 in the Woods) to buy groceries this weekend as a family and I thought it only fitting that I pick up a few items so that we could have some fun in these woods this week. Who needs to wait for Easter anyway?
We actually had fun shopping (we usually do) and since we were on a mission, it was even more fun! I bought all of our groceries and was ready for a little pre-Easter fun and a lesson or two (mother of 6…there’s ALWAYS a lesson or two).
Got the big payout eggs in order.
Stuffed the little ones full of candy.
Readied the buckets. Please note the Colgate items included…Lesson 1! Although my kids don’t really need to be taught this lesson because they actually LOVE brushing their teeth!
I headed out before them to “hide” the eggs. Seriously, they are 3 and 5, I didn’t hide them too well on purpose!
They were locked, loaded, and ready to go! Let’s get this Easter Egg Hunt on!
They (we) had so much fun, I can hardly wait until Easter arrives! It’s always a day of “family” for us! We grill out, we egg hunt, we enjoy the Spring, and we just PLAY! The lesson of sharing and caring was received well today and Bug learned that even though she can get more eggs than her Bubby, it is very important to share and be a good sister. PRICELESS!
And the other lesson (which didn’t necessarily need to be taught in this house) is that oral hygiene is important. It’s always important and again, I’m lucky that my babies LOVE to brush. We are a Colgate family so it only seemed fitting to include these items in their Easter loot. You can’t expose your teeth to all of that sugar and not “bathe” them afterwards. So my babies did just that!
They chowed down on the sugar (because I really don’t let them have it often) and then ran right into the bathroom to brush their teeth with their new Colgate Dora and Spongebob toothbrushes and tooth paste. It seemed like the right thing to do!
It was a good day in the Woods! And might I suggest you consider including some Colgate Nickelodeon Character toothbrushes in your Easter baskets this year? Your kids will love them and it only makes sense right? I know, I always think of everything! You can thank me later!
And if you want to connect with the Queen of Oral Hygiene further (Duh…I’m talking Colgate here), you can find her on Facebook and Twitter.
Happy Easter to each and everyone of you! I’m glad we did the pregame show here and can’t wait for the actual Easter games to begin. I think we shall make this a new family tradition!
Disclosure: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias.All opinions, ideas, and photos are entirely my own.
Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 26 to 7. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.
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