Sunday, September 2, 2007

Happy Children's Weekend!

You've heard of Mother's Day, Father's Day, Veteran's Day, Secretary's Day, President's Day. This weekend we celebrated "Children's Day" at our house!
I heard this idea from another mom and thought it sounded fun.
Here's how we celebrated...

Yesterday, the big kids enjoyed breakfast in bed. The twins ate in the kitchen but had a "Children's Day" candle in their pancakes.

Mom and Dad did all the chores and then the kids got to choose a special activity to celebrate the end of summer. Our gang chose a trip to the peach orchard for a tractor ride and peach-picking. Then we headed to the playground and had a picnic.

When we got home, each child had a special (small) Children's Day present to open.

For Children's Day dinner, we headed to the annual church Corn Roast and pigged out on corn, hamburgers and watermelon.
Today we enjoyed a little peace and quiet. We went to church, napped, had a special Sunday dinner and then Brad gave all the kids a father's blessing to start the school year off right!

I think Children's Day will be an annual event around here...

9 comments:

Rochelleht said...

Oh, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea! How wonderful.

Your house is super cute!

As per the post above, I so agree: Tom Cruise sucks! (though Cheryl is still holding onto the dream!)
Thank goodness for all the good thing for tough kids. I love our wonderful special ed teachers. That a sacrifice they make.

Bridget said...

What a great idea! I am definitely introducing this tomorrow as it will be our last day before school starts. What a great mom you are!

Marty: said...

This sounds like the perfect end to summer.

Mique said...

Fun, fun, fun...you always have fabulous ideas! Way to be a cool mom.

Stie: My Favorite Things said...

This is such a cool idea. We'll totally be stealin' it!

mama jo said...

that's such a fun idea...what a fun mom...your kids will always remember it

lainakay said...

Such a sweet idea. I especially like it as an end to summer! I'll have to remember this.

Kelly said...

wow! you are too much. your kids must LOVE you!

Annie said...

I love this, too. When I was growing up, we would ask our parents, "if there's a mother's day and a father's day, why isn't there a children's day?" and they answered, in stereo, "every day is children's day!" We were skeptical but powerless.

This is so much better :)

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