A few months ago I decided that I wanted to do something a little special every month when it came to dinner time. Honestly, I got this idea from NieNie, as every year her family has a back to school feast and celebration. I love this idea, because what she is doing is creating a great tradition and her family has wonderful memories as a result.
And as I've said before, that is what I want- to create a happy home filled with memories.
Since Dylan is nowhere near school age, I decided that on the first of every month I would make a meal that was a little more special than our normal dinners. I'm not looking to spend tons of extra money or time on these dinners, but I just want to do something a little special and fun. I really think that it's the little things that add up, but this is one little thing that I can do and want to do. I don't have the time or energy to go the extra mile with all aspects of being a wife or mother, but this is a goal that I can achieve and feel good about as a result.
To kick off my 1st of the month dinner celebration was August's dinner- Summer Picnic.
See, I told you- nothing amazing or difficult.
I made the most summery dinner I could imagine- barbecue chicken, corn on the cob, and fruit salad which we ate in our backyard under our grape tree (yes, a grape tree).
See what I mean by our grape tree? Grape vine + clothes line = grape tree.
Poor, angry Dylan. Little one got mad at me for not letting him have the salt shaker, so he ran and cried on his trampoline.
Overall, our August 1st dinner was a great success, and I can't wait until September 1st for the next dinner, which will be a birthday celebration. Dylan's birthday is on the 29th and Ben's is on the 30th.
You'd better believe that cake is involved.