An Easter (Basket) Memory

It’s been awhile since I participated in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop, but this week, I’m back, and I chose this prompt:

1.) An Easter memory

While looking through some old photos recently, I came across this one of Marshall. (And I hesitate to use the phrase “old photo” when it’s a picture of my child.)  This was taken Easter morning when he was almost five.


I love the tousled hair of a little boy not long out of bed. (In fact, he’s sitting on his bed with the Peanuts gang sheets.)

When he was five, Marshall was really “into” Superhero action figures. I see Wonder Woman there by his foot. He’ll have to leave a comment here to tell us which one he’s holding in his hand.

At age five, you still aren’t too old for a stuffed bunny in your Easter basket, and who doesn’t love Skittles?

I don’t recall getting Easter baskets when I was growing up, but it was always fun to put together ones for Marshall when he was a little boy.

One little picture – so many memories.

Linking up to Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.

Mama’s Losin’ It

23 responses to “An Easter (Basket) Memory

  1. The tousled hair touches this mama’s heart!! Happy Easter 🙂 MJ

  2. Filling an Easter basket and watching the excitement on their faces Easter morning was priceless. Such a cute photo.

  3. Looks like the Easter bunny brought him just what he wanted.

  4. What a sweet memory….no doubt Marshall has tons of happy Easter memories thanks to his VERY creative personal Easter Bunny/Mom!


  5. Aww. So nice to have those pictures! We are never too old for a stuffie or an Easter basket!! Enjoy your Thursday Dianna!

  6. Love the picture and story! Time marches on way too quickly, doesn’t it? But we’ll always have our memories.

  7. OH, the action figures. Somehow every holiday morphed into an excuse to load them up with more action figures….and my “baby” still has a tub full of his stuffed animals packed away in the garage!

  8. How cute! Pictures like this are to be treasured; I always like to see the Easter dresses I had made for my girls.
    Thank you for the sweet comment you left for me concerning Auntie L. I’ve thought I’d like to do the same for someone in the check out line.

  9. Adorable! And he looks just like you! 🙂

  10. really cute!

  11. Aw, don’t you love that tousled, just out of bed look? Your little man looked so sweet. I loved the same thing about my little boy. Funny thing is that even though he’s a grown up man of 25 with a wife, sometimes my son still has that look. Loved your Easter basket memory today!

  12. He does look just like you. I was thinking just yesterday how elaborate Easter baskets have become. I remember just eggs and one chocolate bunny in mine 🙂

  13. Mommy remembers doing that with my human brothers too! What a wonderful basket Marshall gots!

  14. Good times! – this was one of the REAL Easter baskets; not the prefab store-bought kind 🙂
    I noticed Wonder Woman, and that would be “Hawkman” that I’m holding.. Both of them are probably still upstairs somewhere!

  15. They grown so quickly, can’t believe mine is now 15, only seems like the other day he was bouncing on my knee.. Boo Booo Hooo Sobbb LOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  16. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    My favorite Easter Basket for Chani ( our daughter, who’s 43rd birthday is today) was a Girl Scout camping kit. She was about to go on a camping trip right after Easter. She was very surprise. Happy Easter!

  17. What a sweet memory.

  18. Happy Easter Dianna. Nice memory for sure!

  19. This is a lovely memory. I, like you miss the holidays when my son was young and the magic and excitement was written all over his face.
    Happy Easter to you MM & Marshall! 🙂

  20. My Mom Linda has no photos of her with an Easter Basket; but she remembers always getting them…except for one morning…they were left by the Easter Bunny on the closed keyboard to her mother’s piano…but that morning…no baskets. Her Mom had simply gone to sleep forgetting to place the already done up baskets out. Bummer, Mom learned there was no bunny at all…but it is a pleasant memory

  21. This “And I hesitate to use the phrase “old photo” when it’s a picture of my child.” cracked me up. Haha! I actually really enjoy putting the baskets together too…a lot less pressure than Christmas! 🙂

  22. I loved creating Easter baskets for my kids. When I was a kid the activities were mostly about dyeing eggs and the Easter egg hunt. But like you, my kids got gifts in their baskets on Easter morning. Now my daughter carries on that tradition. Fun to watch the progression! Precious photo! ~ Sheila

  23. Such a sweet picture. Wasn’t it taken only yesterday?

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