Today was a lovely Easter Day. Beautiful NYC weather and time with my children. My son is 26 months and I am amazed to watch his wonderment with each new event we share. Although we didn’t take him to see a costume easter bunny, he was excited and curious about the introduction of this “new” holiday. Basically he likes candy and happy anytime he can get his sticky fingers on some. I think most of all, I’m proud to witness my 9 year old daughter finding enjoyment in watching and showing him how we celebrate holiday traditions as a family.
Where ever we are, whomever we are with, on Easter we celebrate with finding eggs and baskets hidden by the Easter Bunny. We put on our finest (color coordinated and stylishly chosen) clothes and go to church and we spent the rest of the day with family. This year the weather was too beautiful to spend the day inside and I found myself heading toward Central Park as we left our church on Park Ave & 59th St. Being New York Zoo Members we often pop in the Central Park zoo just to see the polar bear and thats just what we did today!
I can’t lie, I think I had the best looking kids in Central Park today! ( I looked pretty good too in my new green dress, but nobody ever takes mommy’s picture)
After the afternoon in the park, I made the classic Betty Crocker Easter Bunny Cake, I think everyone has seen or made this cake. My mother made it in the 80’s and its at least been around since the 60’s according to this blogger who found a 1966 copy of Betty Crocker’s Cake and Frosting Mix Cookbook. I made my bunny’s ears out of rice crispies covered in icing and coconut instead of paper and added uncooked spaghetti noddles as whiskers, but there really isn’t much reason to change anything else. Its a classic just the way Betty designed it, way back when!
I hope you enjoyed your holiday and spent it making memories with the ones you love!