Saturday, July 5, 2008

There's a party goin' on 'round here, a celebration of another year. So bring your good times and your laughter too...

When Phil and I got married we decided that our anniversary would be a family celebration* instead of something for just the two of us. This year we decided to go to the B'ham zoo. Eden didn't love it quite as much as we thought she would (not as much as she did the Aquarium) but she was a very good girl and we all had a nice time.We also decided that we would always have a "wedding" cake on our anniversary. This year Phil ordered this cake and surprised me with it and the flowers.

Our other tradition is that we go to the store and each pick out a card for the other one and then exchange cards right there in the store - then we put them back. Eden even found a card (totally on her own) that was pretty funny and "to my crazy parents." While I was looking at cards she grabbed it. I took it from her and while I was doing something else, she picked the same one again. I decided it must be her card for us and so I let her hang onto it for the "exchange." It was a great anniversary!

We stuck close to home (well, AT home to be exact) for July 4. We all got in our kiddie pool and enjoyed the cool water. After our "swim" we had a traditional Americana meal with homemade burgers, corn on the cob, potato salad (made by Phil), chips, grapes, and soda. Yum!

Eden loves the pool and especially her floating toys.

I have to point out how dang cute her ponytails look!

We didn't do any fireworks this year - probably next year.

*My friend, Richard B. told me that he and his wife celebrate their anniversary as a celebration of their family's beginning and therefore as a family day. I shared that with Phil and we thought it was a great suggestion. Thanks Richard!

4 response(s):

Claire said...

What a fun idea! I love that you make it a family affair! And I really love your card policy. I think I may suggest that to my darling husband, as he never remembers the card anyway... :D

Layne said...

That is a great idea. I think it will be the new Huff Family Way. Also the wedding cake is fun. We should have cookies and ice cream, since that's what we had at our reception.

Alisha said...

I love the card exchange at the store...definitely something I appreciate. Maybe I could get Jeff to start a new tradition!

chez brandy said...

I LOVE the card idea... I am totally going to steal it in some form or fashion!