Thursday, June 23, 2011

Quirky Holidays

A few days ago, I went online and printed off a list of fun and quirky holidays that will fall in June, July, and August. The list really helped me be creative and come up with unique and fun things to with my kids all summer long. I was really surprised to see that there was something to "celebrate" almost every single day of the summer. Some "holidays" listed are much more exciting than others, but even on those less than exciting ones, we can still observe it in some form or another. National Insurance Day doesn't sound like very much fun for us-lol, BUT National Swim a Lap Day, or National Pink Day, or even National Hug Day--we can work with;)

Yesterday, believe it or not, was National Chocolate Eclair Day!

How fun is THAT-right?!?!?

Now, this is a holiday we most definitely wanted to observe;)
Chocolate Eclair is our family's most favorite dessert!!!

Our slip read..."Celebrate National Chocolate Eclair Day AND
also make a list of EVERYTHING that you are thankful for today."

The first part definitely excited the kids a little more than the second though-lol!
Right away, we rolled up our sleeves and got busy in the kitchen making our eclair.
The kids are always so excited to help me bake.
And since all of our cousins came over and went swimming with us today,

 we got to share our sweet treat with them

by the pool.
So later in the day, when we sat down to write out what we were most thankful for,
I wrote...
My sweet kids, their sweet cousins, and time to enjoy a sweet treat with them both!

Happy Chocolate Eclair Day-y'all;)


Kristin said...

I love how creative you are with your kids!! I hope I'm half as creative one day :) I wish I had known it was chocolate eclair day...I love that stuff! :)

Courtney said...

Oh my goodness, what fun! Your kids are going to have the best summer ever. I just think of all the memories they are going to have to look back on.

Kimberly said...

Can I come and live at your house? you do such fun things!

Haley said...

You have some really fun ideas! I can't wait to be a mom and hope to be half as creative as you!

Meg said...

You are such a doll and your family belongs in a magazine!! :) I think you should do a whole "day in the life" post. You always seem so busy doing fun things with your kids. I am very interested to know how you get anything done around the house!! How do you do it all?! :)

Kelly said...

I love how creative you are! Did you make Sophie's felt hairclips she's worn in several of your latest posts? I love them, and would love to make them, or buy them. Thanks! :)

Melanie said... this! What a superb idea to celebrate so many quirky holidays & really just celebrate the gift of each new day! Wonderful idea! You rock! Adorable pics, too!

Brittany and Charlie-Social Butterfly said...

Love it Love it Love it:)

BRANDY said...

I am totally stealing this idea Jenny! What a great way to make a fun summer for your children. Thank you so much for the idea!