For most of my adult life, holidays like Easter were just annoying. It usually ended up being the day I set aside to do a bunch of grocery shopping. Then, of course, I'd get to the store and it'd be closed. Thanks Jesus. Then there's the lack of vegan chocolate bunnies; and pastel colored hard boiled eggs gross me out. Then I had kids. All the sudden, any holiday and every holiday is a good reason to have fun with and spoil my children. This year, I found organic chocolate bunnies and the perfect alternative easter egg hunt. Our Vegan Meetup group planned a get together at The Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary . It's a rescued farm animal sanctuary. They hid plastic eggs with animal feed in them. The kids would fill their baskets with eggs, then go open them to find carrots, apples, and oats to feed the animals with. Halen had a blast. He and his friend Cora were walking around holding hands. She even told him she loved him. It pulled my mommy heart strings.
Halen is too smart for the easter bunny gag. I set up a decorative easter gift basket pile on the kitchen table, surrounded by jelly belly jelly beans. When we got up, I told Halen that I thought I heard the easter bunny and that we should go see if he left anything. When we got to the table, he was real excited to see the basket. He promptly ate some jelly beans (more sugar than he'd had in his life) before breakfast. Then he said, "look what mommy did." We told him that it was the easter bunny. He insisted that it was me. Smart boy, a skeptic, like his parents.
That donkey tried to eat my baby!
Sorry I'm so behind on blogs. We've been out of town. I'll try and catch up soon.