Sam Peraza, 2, smiles as he looks up at the Easter Bunny Sunday at the Upper Valley Mall. Staff photo by Bill Lackey

I have to say, I still donít understand this tradition of going to the mall to get a picture taken with the Easter Bunny. I tried last year, but to no avail.†

But if this is your family tradition, I know where heíll be hanging out.

Find him at Barton Creek Square by J.C. Penney, Lakeline Mall by Dillardís and Round Rock Premium Outlets by the Food Court March 10-April 15. (Easter is April 16).

You can go online to schedule your time with him, to make this an easier process:†

And if you are the proud parent of a child that needs the Caring Bunny (one that is great for kids with autism or other diagnoses), heíll be hanging out from†9-11 a.m. March 26 at Round Rock, 10-11:30 a.m. April 2 at Lakeline and 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. April 2 at Barton Creek Square.

Oh, and if you need Fido and Fluffy to have their pictures taken too, pet photos are happening 7-8:30 p.m. April 9 at Barton Creek Square and 6-8 p.m. April 9 at Round Rock Premium Outlets.