Is it seriously almost April? Wow. Where did the time go? The sun is shining, the temperature is starting to rise, and the birds are chirping. Yes, my friends. It’s finally spring. As we countdown to Easter, I couldn’t wait to take my son to see the Easter Bunny today. Being the confident and courageous boy that he is, I wasn’t nervous about the meet and greet. If it was going to be anything like when he met Santa for the first time this past Christmas, I knew that he would face the bunny with excitement.
As we stood in line to meet the Easter Bunny, he immediately locked eyes on him and tried to figure him out. What was this creature? Why was he so furry? Why is this thing playing hide-and-seek with me? And then the moment happened. My husband and I cautiously walked up to the Easter Bunny and make the introductions. After just enough warming up time, I carefully placed my son on the Easter Bunny’s lap. The next thing we knew, our son was playing with the fur on the Easter Bunny’s arm. After a moment of confusion, our son looked up at the camera and flashed a big grin. Yes, he wasn’t terrified yet I was. This kid never ceases to amaze me.
I cannot wait to wake up on Easter morning and have my son follow the arrows that will lead him to his Easter basket. It’s a tradition that has been in my family for years. Last year, during my son’s first Easter, my husband walked him around our old house as they picked up the arrows together. This year, we’re going to keep the tradition alive in our new house and watch him pick up the arrows that will lead to his Easter basket. It’s a tradition that I cherish and I hope that he will too as he grows older.
As you anticipate Easter this year, what goes into your Easter celebrations? Do you serve certain treats? Why not introduce these Monkey Bread Bird Nests into your Easter tradition? They are incredibly easy to make, full of flavor, and wonderfully festive for this time of year. I shared the recipe on Mom It Forward and you can grab it here.
What’s your favorite Easter-themed treat?