Now let's just hope that we can use this for inspiration for the actual party over the next two weeks!
Monday, April 29, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
I haven't felt much like celebrating over the past week. The explosions at the Boston Marathon and the events of the week that followed have left me with a heavy heart. I am trying to move beyond this sadness and to choose love, as a wise friend wrote in her beautiful facebook status last week. Love instead of sadness. Love instead of fear. Love instead of hate.
Today, on Earth Day, I choose love. I choose to take a deep breath of the crisp spring air. I choose to watch the sunrise. I choose to play outside with my beautiful children. I choose to go for a walk and enjoy this New England town where I make my home. And I choose to lace up my new sneakers and remember why I love to run.
Monday, April 8, 2013
The week before Easter, at school they have an assembly which, would you believe, they actually are allowed to mention Jesus. They also then have an "Easter Bonnet" competition where the kids do a little parade in the hats they made and the teachers pick a winner. Then, they have an egg roll competition, which is exactly how it sounds. The kids all line up and try to roll their boiled egg into the center of a target on the ground.
My friends Andy and Claire have an annual party which is hard to tell who enjoys it more, the kids or the grown ups, but I have put some highlights from this years event:
|Competition Entry Table - Wayne's was the Gruffalo scene top right corner|
For some reason, the judges thought a child should win instead!?
|Dad's Egg and Spoon Race|
|Grandma's and Auntie's race|
|Mum's race - who said I'm competitive?|
|Happy Kids and a Happy Easter!|
Do any of you have any fun traditions like the Brits? A big thank you to Andy and Claire for letting us share this Love and Life moment. :)