Wednesday, October 21, 2009

blanket picnic
















My mom did a lot of things I loved when I was growing up. One of my favorites was when she would surprise me and my sister or me and my friends with a little picnic. While we were upstairs playing she'd bring up plates with crackers, fruit and cheese and let us eat in the bedroom. Such a little thing but it always felt like such a treat and it always made me feel special. I love to do the same for my girls - surprise them with a little blanket picnic. Whenever I do, I think of my mom and the happy childhood she gave me.

A little snack on a blanket,

a few "friends" to join the party, and a great conversation.

Doesn't get much better than that!

13 comments:

Bobbidee said...

I love this, what a great idea. You are a wonderful mother! Thanks for reminding me of the simple things that mean so much! :)

Nikki Scanlon said...

What a good idea!I will have to try it with my 3 girls! Your girls are so cute! thanks for sharing!

Erin said...

I will do this with my kids too and they love it. There is something fun about eating somewhere you're normally not suppose to. Looks like the girls are having a great time. Cute pictures!

Josie said...

So nice to see that the girls are so open, welcoming and accepting....so sweet that they would invite the dinosaurs to join them! What great friends they are! Too cute!

Shari said...

My kids love doing this!!! You're such a cute mom, Erin.

Lindsey said...

Such a good idea- I will have to let my kids do that!!

Sara Ancich said...

I will never forget coming downstairs on Saturday mornings and my dad would have pulled up the doll high chair to the table, set my dolls inside and served them quarter sized pancakes. he would then feed them, wipe their mouths with a napkin...the whole thing. I loved that my dad would pretend to care for my dolls like they were his family too. The Best!

Deena ♥ Curtis said...

OH great.. My 5 year old was looking at your blog over my shoulder and now I am being cussed because "those girls have pillow pets!!" I guess I know what I'll be buying someone for Christmas.... LOL

Sam and Josh said...

So cute. You have the best ideas and I don't know how you keep up on everything. You are awesome.

Becky said...

Oh so sweet - what great memories for your girls and such a sweet tribute to your mom.

Bake Party of 6 said...

I think I'll surprise my girls tomorrow with a little "blanket picnic". Love it!

Sarah said...

I love blanket picnics...the kids eat so much more for some crazy reason! Your girls are just darling!

Dina said...

I love this post so much that I have read this so many times! I also pinned this post. I must say that you are an amazing mom.