As a mother, I will never give up on my child. As a mother of a child who has autism, I will never give up hope.
I look into his eyes and I see all the potential that he has to offer to this beautiful world and I just know that one day the world can see what I see.

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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Breaking Tradition

Our Easter morning traditionally is an Easter egg hunt, our annual Easter Egg Smashing competition, and a very delicious breakfast. It’s usually raining or muggy outside preventing us from going to any Easter family festivities, but today the sun was out so we decided that it was time for a change in our tradition. By the way, Bryce was the winner of the Easter Egg Smashing competition again.

I quickly searched online for events going on in our community and came across Easter in Queen’s Park. Petting farm, balloon animals, crafts and face painting, magician and jester, and concession services. It was local and one of the few events around our area that was free admission, but I was sold at ‘petting farm’.

It was off to Rainbow Playland in Queen’s Park.

We immediately headed to the petting farm and saw bunnies!

And baby chicks!

A couple hens and a rooster!

A handful of little baby piglets!

Then one of the volunteers announced it was feeding time and all of the animals, not behind a fence or in a cage, came running to the trough.

It was a great opportunity to be able to actually pet something at the petting farm so we took advantage of it.

After the petting farm we walked around for a bit and checked out a couple of the craft booths as we made our way to the edge of the park where Mr. and Mrs. Easter bunny were located for pictures. Unfortunately, the line up was ridiculously long but I wanted a picture of Bryce with the Easter bunnies.

I hope this is a new tradition we will be able to maintain. It was really nice being able to go out as a family and into our community and take part in the Easter events. It’s not something we have been able to do before and I’m already looking forward to next year... to reclaim my title of the Easter Egg smashing champion that is!

Happy Easter!

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