Weather: rain, snow, lightening, and on. No matter how carefully you plan your party there are some things you just can't control. Mother Nature is a big one. Last weekend both Marsha and TJ were scheduled to serve at separate outdoor events. Months of planning had gone into the birthday party Marsha was going to. Rain was not in the plan. We didn't have just a light sprinkle. … [Read more...] about What About The Weather? What If It Rains?
What comes before summer fun with parties and family reunions? I remember my mom and her friends talking about spring cleaning. Since we kept the house closed up all winter it was stale, dusty, and just begging to be freshened up. As the weather warmed up Mom would wash bedding, and check to see if we needed to replace any of it. One day we'd clean the refrigerator. … [Read more...] about What Comes Before Summer Fun?
Remember how much you looked forward to the holidays when you were a child? I know we don't all celebrate the same holidays, but surely you celebrate something. My dad was an officer in the United States Air Force so we kids were very much aware of patriotic holidays like July 4th, Veterans Day, & Memorial Day. I still remember roasting hot dogs & toasting marshmallows, … [Read more...] about Dream Up A Winter Wonderland
I don't know about where you are, but here where I am it's gray, drizzly, and only to get into the low 50's. Is that the kind of day that makes you think of picnics and summer fun? It makes me want to hunker down with some comfort food. Guess what? Hunkering down is not an option. I'm going to Chairman's Day at a local farm where groups can rent space and have their picnics … [Read more...] about Tips for Picnic Time & Summer Fun
How much stuff does one child need? No, no, I'm not asking how much that child wants. How much does he need? When I was a kid I looked forward to birthday presents as much as anyone else did. Looking back, I don't remember much about any of the gifts I received though I'm sure I was thrilled at the time. After all, what was a special occasion without presents? Then I had two … [Read more...] about Birthday Presents: What To Do When Your Child Doesn’t Need So Many