Sunday, September 8, 2013

Grandparents are AWESOME!

For the first time ever, I actually purchased a wall calendar to keep record of all of our activities that we have planned and I'm actually doing a good job of keeping it updated. Except for that one time I forgot to write down a reminder for the special grandparents lunch at Ellies school. #whoops. Ellie was quick to remind me when she got in the car on Friday after school and I felt terrible. So since I forgot about the special grandparents lunch at her school, I made it up to her and allowed her to plan a special little lunch at our home on Grandparents Day. I took a back seat on the party planning train (which is really hard for me to do) and allowed her to plan the whole lunch, from the food to the decorations.

She made these couch arm covers out of a disposable table runner I purchased on clearance from Target

I purchased these honeycomb balls for her 6th birthday party. I save all of her decorations and keep them in a big bin so that I can reuse on a moments notice.

Ellies homemade sign out of computer paper. She made it using some Mr. Sketch markers too!

The baskets are from the dollar spot at Target and the table runner is the same one she used for the couch arm covers. 

I'm kind of glad I forgot about the grandparents luncheon. It was a great experience to watch Ellie plan something last minute. It was the perfect opportunity to give her a large task and allow her to break it down and organize all aspects of it. Her creativity amazes me and I just about cried when I saw her cute little banner she constructed all on her own. 

The menu was fairly simple. We had turkey burgers, grilled brussels sprouts, and some sweet potato fries. For dessert, I made one of Ellies favorite dishes, cinnamon apples. I let Ellie take the reigns on the menu planning for the most part but I had to add in some greens with the brussels. 

Ellie and her grandmothers and great grandmother. My mom is in the middle and my mother-in-law is on the right. 

Had to get a picture with the sign! It was just too cute! She had so much fun putting everything together. Ellie is one creative cookie, I even had to ax a few of her ideas as they were a little extravagant (you know, like yelling surprise and throwing ribbons every time a guest arrived). It was a nice lunch and a small reminder to our parents as to how truly grateful we are to have them in our lives, that they are doing so much in helping raise our little big girl, and truly enriching our parenting experience as a whole. Grandparents are awesome!

1 comment:

  1. umm tell Ellie she forgot about 'Kristy's Day' I want a sign just like that- so cute.