Do you remember how I told you I don’t remember ever believing in Santa? Funny thing is, I do remember believing in the Easter bunny. I remember the year my parents told me he took my binky away and how traumatized I was. I didn’t like him. Needless to say, I don’t think the Easter Bunny will be visiting our house. Don’t worry though, there will still be baskets and eggs. I found a great list of suggestions to make Easter more meaningful and while it was a little too late to try some of them, we were able to give a few of the ideas a test drive. We’re hoping that by the time Cooper realizes that Easter is even happening, he’ll recognize the holiday as a celebration of our Savior’s loving sacrifice and the joyful miracle of resurrection.
For now, we were pleased that the first thing Cooper reached for was his picture of Jesus 🙂 He also thoroughly enjoyed the giraffe and cloth blocks I made for him as well as his homemade pretzel, a taste of homemade peanut butter cup, and a delicious sugar cookie dyed with raspberries. (Not only does dying frosting with fruit taste delicious, but it takes not so wonderful food dyes out of the equation.)
Easter itself was rainy and cold, so I didn’t get a cute picture of Cooper in his little Easter outfit in the grass like I wanted. Perhaps that will be forthcoming. In the meantime, here’s a picture of where we found him after we changed out of our church clothes.