Category Archives: Misc. holidays

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This is an archive of old posts. This blog is no longer being currently maintained. If you would like to read newer posts about holiday crafts and happenings, jog on over to “Everything But the Kitchen Sink” and click on the Holidays tag. Happy reading!


Book Review – Mrs. Muddle’s Holidays

What a cute picturebook!  I came across this one, Mrs. Muddle’s Holidays in the library yesterday.  Mrs. Muddle celebrates days such as “First Robin Day” in unique and interesting ways. At the end of the book, the kids celebrate “Mrs. Muddle Day”, a special day just for their favorite friend, with great fanfare! I would highly recommend this book. 🙂

Beauvais family 4th of July

Just about two weeks ago we celebrated the 4th of July with my family.  My brother and his family came in from Nebraska, another brother and his wife came from Pennsylvania, and my third brother and his family from Wisconsin. My sister who lives in Mt. Prospect was there with her boys, along with my parents.  Tony and I rounded out the group.  We congregated at the summer house (clubhouse) at Luther Village, where my parents live.  We ate, played ladderball, and he kids fished.  Tony helped the kids take the fish off their hooks when the hooks were too deep.  I think he had fun doing that!

After we had Beauvais family fun during the day, Tony and I walked around our neighborhood and took in the fireworks that individuals were setting off.  It was amazing, how intense some of those fireworks were.  They looked professional!  We passed out glow necklaces to kids that were outside doing fireworks, and they seemed to like it. A great day was had by all.

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! While I have not yet joined your ranks, I do have my own mother, and mother-in-law, both very special people. Today, we were going to celebrate by taking in a lilac festival in Lombard. However, the weather is iffy today. The rain was pounding against the roof as I was waking up this morning, and it was quite windy a while ago. So, I called it off, and I don’t think either mom was too upset. We’ll try again sometime. I’ll still visit with my mother-in-law this evening, which will be nice. And my mom and I will make a visit to Long Grove sometime soon, for shopping and lunch. Sounds like fun! So, Happy Mother’s Day, again, to all you moms. I hope you know how special you are!

Happy early Cinco de Mayo!

May 5th is the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo. You may wonder what the holiday is celebrating.
It “commemorate(s) the overthrow of the Mexican Imperial Monarchy headed by Maximilian of Austria.” Now, I don’t really celebrate this holiday, but I’m sure there is someone out there reading this (maybe?) that does. Actually, I just learned that *lots* of people in Chicago celebrate this day…more than 200,000! And, the Chicago Cinco de Mayo event is the second biggest festival after the one in Denver, Colorado. Is that cool or what? So some year, I’m going to have to partake. This year, however, is not the year, because I am working. However, I wanted to post this a few days early so you could attend. If you do attend, please let me know what you think! Oh yeah, the festival this year is May 2 – 4.

Happy May Day!

Happy May Day to one and all! What will you do to celebrate this day? I’ve never really celebrated it much myself, although I’m always pleased when May starts. Many moons ago (and perhaps in some areas today, but I don’t know) people used to dance around a May Pole. And I seem to recall making May Day baskets to put on people’s doors one year. So, what do you do?

It’s Earth Day!

So, today is a special day for two reasons. First, it is our wedding anniversary. Happy two year anniversary Tony, and may we have many more! Secondly, it is Earth Day. What are you planning to do this year? Will this be the year you will change all your lightbulbs to CFLs? Or maybe compost some of your kitchen and yard waste? I have been strongly considering this last option, but have yet to completely commit to it by buying a composting container of some sort.

Something that we’ll be doing to celebrate Earth Day ( a little late) is to attend the Green Festival to be held at Navy Pier on May 17 and 18. We went last year and had a lot of fun and learned a lot. We received a brochure in the mail this past week so we can plan which lectures we would like to go to. Yippee!

So, Happy Earth Day! Do something to show your love for the Earth this day, and every day of the year. 🙂