Thursday, September 10, 2009

Back to School Dinner

I posted the whole tablescape for this dinner on my last post. Here are the picture from the actual dinner. First I did the kids names in cookies - they loved it and gobbled their names right up. Ben didn't notice that he didn't have very many cookies in his name, I guess it helps that he is only 2. I told Elizabeth that Ben could have Jackson's cookies, as he is only 3 weeks old.
There are a few gifts for the kids. (of course) In keeping with the alphabet theme the gifts all have their initials on them. The presents are ABC puzzles and books. I am a school teacher by training and it is never too young to start the children on the love of reading and learning.
The little treat bags are filled with more ABC cookies for the car ride home. The picture in the frame is my girls, 1st grade, first day of school pic. Seems like yesterday.

Before dinner the kids were feeding the ducks that live in the pond that is right by our house. We bought this house because there were ducks next door and our then 2 year old granddaughter loved ducks!! All of the kids now love to feed the ducks.

We attempted to get a picture of the 4 grandchildren in their matching outfits Hmmm, not so easy. They are all adorable - especially that 2 1/2 week old baby!!
A favorite activity - hang on the fence
then fall back and laugh like crazy!! Oh to be 4 and 2 again.

Simple pleasures.
They really are the cutest children.
I love them.


jessica said...

Cute cute pics. WOW, lots of comments on the last post, popular mom!

TLEB said...

That's so funny! I love the pictures of the kids falling off the fence! We had a great party and everything was so cute.