Sunday, May 25, 2008
Mama classes were a huge hit.
The mama classes were totally fun. The first night we made appreciation banners out of reclaimed burlap and Kathie's incredible scrap bucket that has a combination of cut-offs, old sheets and linens and some fantastic totally thrift store vintage curtains (my personal favorite). Everyone walked away with a finished banner and the ability to add a little gratitude to their family life. It really does work like magic to have gratitudes be constantly on the forefront of everyone's brain.
Day two was the birthday class and mamas could choose between the wish flags, birthday crown or anticipation calendar. We'll have more photos later especially of the anticipation calendar which gives your child and you a chance to reflect on the year past and look to the year future all the while counting down the days until the actual big day. Thanks to Kathie for her incredible wisdom in creating that work of art. Again, photos forthcoming.
Right now I just have a photo of the crown I made which will for sure be featured on all of our heads for all our future birthdays to come. It's reversible which makes it all the more fun and you can see I got to use that vintage curtain I mentioned earlier. More embellishment will surely be forthcoming in the way of old buttons and maybe even some handwork. In fact, Kathie's brilliant idea was that perhaps a bit of handwork could be added at each birthday thereby marking the occasion with great thought and intention. I think that would suit us perfectly.
It was also brought to mind about the excitement of keeping everything in a special box that was brought out a week or so before the big day. Everything could be unfolded and displayed giving the occasion the honor and anticipation it deserves - beyond just cake and presents.
We'll definitely be doing mama classes again, so stay tuned for further details.
Posted by Bernadette at 8:41 AM