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?
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