Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Click HERE to view all the pics, including the making of cascarones, the easter egg hunt, the new tree ladder and swing, and of course, the cracking of the cascarones on the heads of unsuspecting mommies.
The most interesting part of the whole day, though, was trying to explain the premise of the Chrisitan Easter combined with the pagan celebration of the spring equinox and fertility and rebirth and the Jewish Passover in a way that would make sense to 5-year-olds and yet not trivialize the meaning of the holidays. It's definitely not an easy thing to do...to try and raise children who are aware, but not totally confused, by religious or spiritual events that at best are very different, but more often than not, completely diverge.
But I like that they ask questions. And I like that I don't feel as uncomfortable as I thought I would trying to answer them. I think what I need to do now is to ask them to paint me a picture of what they now understand Easter to be. That sounds like it could be worth framing.
Here are a few snapshots. Click HERE to see them all.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
"But with a door," she adds much too quickly, "...that locks."
Monday, March 17, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Well, after 3 long months of searching, someone finally found her!
Best Buy is bringing Amy onboard as their General Manager, and we could not be prouder! Way to go, Mommy!
See what staying positive and optimistic does for you?? :)
[Come on, now, you didn't really think you were gonna get away without an 'I told you so,' did ya?]
Monday, March 03, 2008
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Anyway...here they are. They include our trip to the Salt Mine, the Sound of Music Tour, the Salzburg Zoo, Ice Skating, and gorgeous architecture of the city.
Click on the photo below to follow the link to the picutres: