Thanks so much to all of you who took the time to interact with the conversation about holiday celebrations via facebook, blog comments, private messages, and face to face. I loved all of the different perspectives. And I especially loved being reminded how blessed I am to be surrounded by so many moms doing so much each day to make a difference in the lives of their children. We approach it in as different of ways as we are different people, but it is so encouraging to know that we're in it together.
So, speaking of taking time to celebrate...
That's exactly what we did last weekend.
We made a weekend of it.
We played at the park
And played at the house.
We also had an (early) Easter celebration together. Including a fun lunch and hunt at Grammy's house.
And some fancy Easter clothes pictures together before the festivities ended on Sunday.
My sweet niece telling everyone who would listen that her cousin, Lou, picked out that new dress for her, was worth the cost of the dress and then some (especially since it was super on sale). I loved watching the two of them so giddy about dressing up together.
And then there's these hams. My musclemen. Gotta love 'em.
So, there ya have it. A smack-in-the-middle-of-March celebration worth remembering.
Of course there were also parts, not mentioned here, worth forgetting. Which is why they aren't mentioned! Just picture seven children under the age of 7, one potty training, one crawling and putting everything in his mouth, and 5 others oblivious to how this might make it impossible for me to pay attention to each of them without ceasing. And yeah, you'll get a pretty good picture of the chaos. Happy chaos. But chaos none-the-less.