Sunday, October 26, 2008

Celebrate Day 2008

Yesterday we celebrated our second annual Celebrate Day. It's a holiday that Bradley created last year. It's a holiday that falls on the last Saturday of October. The tradition is:

1.You can't work on solo projects, which ensures that Mommy and Daddy have to spend the day with the kids.
2. You have to have fun.
3. You must eat french fries and ice cream or some other yummy cold dessert.

It was like Christmas this morning. The kids woke up early despite the fact that I closed the blinds in their room in hopes that they would sleep in and give us more than 5 1/2 hours of sleep. We went downstairs, ate breakfast, and decided to watch Star Wars. The movie allowed David and me to sneak in a little power nap for the rest of the day. Then we showered, ate lunch and played games. Each child age 3 and over got to pick a game to play starting with the youngest child:

Wendy - Cootie
Sarah - Trouble
Bradley - Chutes and Ladders
Emily - Twister
Mommy - Dominoes (not the actual game, but setting them up and watching them fall.)
Daddy - by the time it was Daddy's turn, it was time to go return some library books and eat some french fries and ice cream.)

We also continued the tradition of listening to Madonna's Holiday song.

If we took a holiday
Took some time to celebrate
Just one day out of life
It would be, it would be so nice

It was nice. Here's some pics:

Chutes and Ladders

Twister with Sarah and Mommy (I won.)

The Dominoes

A little groovin in the van. Emily was the most excited kid and you can slightly see her dancing in the back seat.

The big decision on what cold dessert to get. We convinced the kids that the package of 12 ice cream sandwiches was a far better deal than the package of 5 giant M&M ice cream bars. If they picked the ice cream sandwiches, they could have them two nights. They quickly agreed that was the better choice.


  1. Your kids are in shorts and it's the last Saturday in October- no fair.

  2. that's too funny. today in class bradly, with a huge grin and excited vioce, told me he celebrated 'celebrate day' yesterday, and that he created this day. cool.

  3. has it been a year already!?!? i'm also jealous of the shorts and t shirts.

  4. What a great idea, Melinda! I love 80's Madonna...had to listen to that a few times. Good times, good times.