With Dave's crazy schedule as a trooper we had to get a little creative when it came to holiday celebrations and traditions. Easter was especially tricky because if Dave wasn't working, there was a good chance that he was playing on the worship team at church which meant he would be up and out of the house before the boys woke up. So revealing the Easter baskets was different every year.
One time I had the boys' baskets in Dave's truck and when he got home on Easter Sunday he brought them into the house and said that the Easter Bunny left them at his station. Caleb figured out at three years old that there was no Easter Bunny, so we had to change tactics.
These pictures were taken the night before Easter 2012. Dave was scheduled to play on the worship team, so after he got home from the Saturday evening service we told the boys to cover their eyes and then brought out the baskets. This way Daddy could be in on the fun!
My favorite scrapbooker is Allison Davis (allisondavissg.typepad.com). One technique I've seen her do over and over is to place a large shape behind her photo arrangements. That's where I got the idea to use a large circle. Using a large shape is a great way to keep the page relatively simple, but also create visual interest and incorporate another color or pattern paper. I love layouts that are simple but also colorful!