Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A bit of perspective

Isn't it amazing that some of the biggest blessings in life come
in the smallest packages?

Monday, August 18, 2008

Carrying on the Tradition

Do you ever find yourself doing the same things for your kids that you did when you were a kid just because of the good memories? I found myself in this situation. I remember when I was 6 my mom had a luncheon for my friends and me as a going-to-school-aren't-I-big event. I remember the glass teddy bear cookie jar that she had on the table but the feeling that had transcended through time is that of feeling so special and that going to school was such a treat. Well, I missed Taelor's Kindergarten and 1st grade years, but this year (today in fact) we had a "back to school bash", an end of the summer extravaganza if you will. Taelor and I spent time making less than perfect invites and planning the party. We decided on luscious mac and cheese, mandarin oranges, and lemonade. We had a slip n' slide and a pool. I took pictures of the kids and then we had a slide show on the computer. We ended the time with cupcakes and a present (notebook, glue, pencils, and crayons). Taelor may not remember this 20 years from now, but it was sure fun to do something for him that my mom did for me. Thanks mom!!

Take special note of the bunny ears...

Taelor was less than thrilled!!