The post that I was going to share today has been pushed aside so I could share this cute idea with you that I found at Surviving a Family of NINE. I love that this is a family tradition for her. I saw it just this morning before I was going to the store to buy things for Easter/General Conference gifts for the ladies I visit teach. I changed my mind and went to C-A-L Ranch to buy this chick feeder (less than $4) and I just happened to have the quart-size mason jar at home that I screwed on. This was a little over two bags of Skittles, but you can use any kind of candy. It is a little difficult to remove the candies when there isn't a lot of candy in the feeder, so I guess you'll have to keep it full. (Good excuse, huh?) I gave them this along with little bags with notebooks and pens for General Conference notes. (That ribbon looks white, but I had one white ribbon and one light orange one.) I love that it is unique and unexpected.
While I was at the store, I saw several metal tubs of live little chicks. So after I picked the kids up from school, I took them back to the store to see the chicks. They weren't allowed to pick them up, but they loved watching them and didn't want to leave. Even though it's snowing outside, Sabrina asked if we could go to Thanksgiving Point Farm Country since that's the only place we usually get to see farm animals. Now instead of asking for a dog, the girls are trying to convince my a chick is a great idea. I don't have the allergy excuse with this one. But I did say we'd have to learn a lot more first before I'd even consider it. Chicks don't stay chicks for sure.