We have, thank goodness, a month of celebrations coming up, including birthdays - some milestone ones, anniversaries and graduations. And so we've begun prepping for them because when I wait until the very last second, nothing good happens.
Putting aside my boys who are having their graduations at the end of this week for a minute, my dad's birthday** is the first biggie of the month - and he's going to be 60 this year.
We had some time the morning of Memorial Day when Josh went to play softball, so we painted boxes. I had these leftover cardboard boxes that we already used for another project, but I am pretty sure these are the last of the boxes. I'm a little sad about that, they have come in handy on so many different occasions.
Anyway, so the kids painted the boxes and then we used stampers dipped in paint and alphabet letters cut out of sponges (bought, not made, don't worry), each child making his or her special box for Pops, as they call my dad.
We are going to fill the boxes with homemade sugar-free cookies - a happy compromise for a guy with diabetes who loves baked goods.
And while we were already painting, we made these to decorate the porch, using blue and white paint, in honor of the Israel Day Parade that is going to be taking place this coming Sunday in NYC and of Yom Yerushalayim or Jerusalem Day, coming at us tomorrow, June 1st. I can share these pictures with you because I know that you won't judge me on the state of affairs of my shelves. They need work, and time, way more time than I have at the moment. Just make pretend you don't see them.
And now I must continue the search for yummy sugar free cookie recipes. Do you have one? Care to share?
*Cookie Tuesday will be back next week. I kind of forgot that today was Tuesday, I thought it was Monday - a day off on Monday always throws me off.
**I'm pretty sure my dad doesn't really read this, even though he says he does, so I can share...
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)