I feel bad. I meant to create some cute Easter keyboard animals for you, but I simply ran out of time. You see my mom, dad, sister, brother-in-law and their kids came in this weekend to celebrate the holiday with us. Huzzah! Though it was fun, it was also very busy -- and not just while they were here, either. I had to prepare for their arrival. You know, cook, clean, as well as put out my special hand soap, shown below. It seemed appropriate given the Easter holiday, don't you think?
But, like I said, there was also fun. Yesterday we decided to take the crew few miles down the road to Le Claire, Iowa. Of course, that meant we had to stop at the American Pickers store. Mike and Frank weren't there, but we did see a big head that was just screaming for me to take it home:
Rick said no.
Oh, did I mention we also celebrated Rick's birthday? The baker asked me what I wanted on the cake and I said, "Just put 'Happy Birthday, Rick!' Nothing fancy. Maybe some green and yellow balloons because he likes the Green Bay Packers." Here's what I got:
Anyway, now that our company's gone, it's time for me to collapse. I promise to make some Easter keyboard characters soon. In the meantime, here's the cutest photo of a bunny I've ever taken. Ain't he cute?
Ah, Easter candy -- a mother’s dream! Well, actually, it's more like a diabetic coma. That is, unless you love watching sugar-infused kids destroy your house, leaving smears of chocolate all along your walls.
Okay, so it’s not that bad, but some of the candy can be. Let's celebrate that now, shall we? Here’s a list of the worst Easter candy out there. Tell me if you agree...
I have to start with these unnaturally-colored hardened marshmallows encased in a sugary shell. Even the most hard-core fructose fans can’t stomach these. The only cool thing about them is their dress-up potential:
When I get a chocolate egg, nothing pleases me more than cracking it open and finding snot. Yum!
Really? I don’t CARE if they’ve been wrapped in pastel wrappers, they're still Tootsie Rolls! My kids still have some in the bottoms of their Halloween buckets. Enough!
Let’s be honest, the only place you see these are on your great grandma’s coffee table in a cut crystal bowl. They’ve been sitting there since last Easter and no one’s touched them yet. I dare you to eat one. I dare you!
Mmmm...teeth. What more can I say? It's such a savory concept. Don't they look appetizing? I can't wait to eat my baby chick beak gummmies next.
Silly me. Easter is all about Jesus, which means there’s no better time to remind children they were born in sin, don't you think? I thought so. Amen!
Chocolate-flavored Easter bunnies
Why have chocolate when you can have chocolate flavor instead? Seriously, what is this stuff made out of any way? Spend the extra 50 cents and get real chocolate, for cripes sake. To help you out, I’ve found two suitable choices:
Dude and the Zombie Bunny. I would so watch that movie.
So there are my picks. What's your least favorite Easter candy? Your favorite? Do tell!