The Mommy

The Mommy

about us...

I'm The Mommy, a SAHM to Maggie & Ellie. I'm married to Big Daddy, an engineer, grad student and our hard-working provider.
I blog instead of scrapbooking in hopes of preserving a part of our life for the future.
We enjoy beach trips, going to Church and spending time together...all as a family...because that's what we are.

our VP miracle, Maggie

our VP miracle, Maggie
loves homeschooling, sign language, Jesus, reading, church, writing songs and dancing

our sweet Ellie

our sweet Ellie
loves her sister, going to church and the library, singing, babies, chocolate and being naked

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Family Traditions

Now that our family is complete, I want to start establishing family traditions. Big Daddy's family has never made a big deal about birthdays and I don't think they have celebrated a holiday the same way more than once since we've been together (1996). My family is quite the opposite. I would like for Maggie & Ellie to feel special on their birthdays and for us to do certain things with the passing of each holiday.

Back when I was teaching preschool the first time, my first favorite little girl brought this to school on her birthday. At the time it seemed silly, but now I desperately want one of my very own. I'm thinking of picking up a "special" plate that can be used for a special person on their special day. Big Daddy will be celebrating his birthday on November 4 and I'm going to make a big deal about it with the kids. We'll be making a cake, decorating signs and we'll probably even have balloons. He doesn't know it yet, but Big Daddy will be eating his cake on a special plate too! My first favorite "little" girl, Kelly Grace, will be celebrating a big birthday this month and I'm going to find out if she'll be eating on her red plate. I bet she will!

Miss Muffinhead is desperate for a jack-o-lantern, so I'm hoping that we'll start the tradition of carving a pumpkin and maybe enjoying a cup of homemade hot cocoa together while our pumpkin seeds are roasting.

Last year we bought a new gun on the day after Thanksgiving and then I decorated the Christmas tree alone. I'm thinking that we'll eat breakfast and then decorate the tree together (me & Muff while Daddy plays with Ellie) while listening to a Christmas CD. I also want the girls to hang their own stockings on the mantle.

For Easter, we will make "Resurrection Biscuits" and read the Easter story. And of course, we'll hide Easter eggs and talk about Spring things too.

What's your most favoritest family tradition?

1 comment:

Christina said...

My most favorite family tradition is when the whole family gets together on Christmas day, we eat lunch, clean up and everyone gathers around my dad for the reading of the Real Christmas Story. We even act out the parts with a nativity set...somehow I always end up being a sheep or a cow..hmmm!

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