My Sylvi is 11!!!
In reality I show love this way. Some people despise hosting guests....I seriously get filled up by it. And my kiddos birthday parties are no different. I get to feed their friends a home cooked meal, help them enjoy time with other kiddos and be present and show our family life to others! Yes it's messy sometimes and down right chaotic...but it's us! And dare I say that the kiddos' friends enjoy it. I mean...they keep coming back don't they?
So as part of our tradition I ask each child what meal they'd like me to prepare for their friends and family. Sylvi, for a couple of years now, has chosen turkey pot pie. So pot pie it was. What a delicious meal to feed loved ones, if I do say so myself.
And finally they played...10 and 11 year old girls played outdoors in the wet weather without complaint. This part of being young will never get old to watch. Playing. In whatever form...free playing is such a beautiful sight to see. Do your kids still love to play?
So...as parties are my jam and our traditions are deeply placed in my kiddos hearts....I sit with joy recalling that day just this past weekend. What a truly blessed day!