Sunday, May 13, 2012

It was a great day

A Mother's Day bouquet of cookie pops
Actually it was a great weekend.  Our little town has a big parade and picnic day every year, the Saturday before Mother's day.  I have always thought of it as a scene from the movie Pollyanna.  The whole community comes out to either be in the parade, or you are cheering from the sidelines.  Sometimes you may be in two entries in the same parade.  You go down the parade route, wave and throw candy, and when you reach the end, you hustle back to the start line and do it all again.  This happens frequently if you are in more than one community club, or if you are in the marching band and in Little League for example.  It is all so much fun, however you participate.  This year I got to share the tradition with three grand babies, and start an new generation on an old tradition

After the parade, everyone goes out to the park for picnic day.  Talk about a community event.  Homemade pies for sale, a cake walk, hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn, petting zoo, silent auction, foot races for all ages of children and adults, bounce houses, snow cones, karaoke, and all sorts of visiting and reunions.  A day to look forward to all year long.

Then today was Mother's day.  I especially love sharing this day with my daughter and daughter in law, and my grand babies.  It is so rewarding to watch my children becoming parents.  I am very proud of them.
That's me with my daughter in law, daughter and grand babies
It was a good weekend, with more cookies in flower pots, and time with my family.  Not much sewing or quilting going on, but I think I needed to step away from my sewing room for a while.  Things should settle down this week, and I hope to get back to work on the tie quilt.  I am at the "middle of it stage" where it is no longer new and exciting, and I am piecing block after block, and looking forward to the next step.  I am still enjoying it, it is just at that stage.

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1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful day :)
    Love those cookies! But it still seems a shame to eat them.