We've started a little tradition in our family. It's called Appreciation Day. Whenever we feel like one of us deserves some celebration or honoring - we can throw him/her an Appreciation Day. A day to show them how much we appreciate what they've been doing.
Here's an example - a few months ago, Ryan had been working really hard at work and at home, so Charlotte and I gave him an Appreciation Day. We made him yummy foods, made arrangements so he could go on a long bike ride (he loves to cycle), made cards for him - and just took a day to celebrate him - Ryan Appreciation Day (which also spells RAD and that makes him smile :)
Well, I was sick all last week and Charlotte and I have been having some difficult two-year-old moments lately. In general I feel like she has had a lot to handle in the past week - so yesterday we had Charlotte Appreciation Day!
Here's what we did:
After breakfast she wanted to play instruments - so we had music time for about 20 minutes.
Then we got dressed and headed out to the Hands On Museum.
We had a lot of fun at the museum - she got to go grocery shopping -
and sit on a tractor -
and we saw fish and animals, and played on the playground. For lunch, we picked Daddy up and ate at Earth Fare (an organic grocery store with a yummy cafe). That's where we bought the special jelly bean treat ;)
After her nap (and my nap) we painted Mommy's, Charlotte's, and baby's toenails pink!
When Daddy got home we had a dance party.
It was a really great day - I love you sweet Charlotte!
Hope you all have a great day - and let the ones you love know how much you appreciate them!