Sunday, April 21, 2013

An early birthday gift

My parents’ birthdays are coming up this week.  I had seen a neat idea on Pinterest where a daughter wrote to her father’s family members and friends and asked them to send letters, cards, and pictures for her father’s birthday.  Everyone wrote about their favorite memories or special things  they remembered about her father.  I wanted to do this for my parents and my sisters were both on board to help.  We sent a letter out to a lot of their family members and friends and waited.  The cards started to come in a few weeks later.  Eventually we started organizing them into a scrapbook.  One of my sisters who lives out of state was in town this past week, so we used that as an opportunity to give the book to my parents. 










I think they really liked it, and I think we managed to surprise them, too!

We’ve had a busy weekend, filled with errands, shopping, a neighbor’s soccer game, a visit with my parents, and something new…a dance class for Zoe.  She started taking a beginner tap class on Saturday.  We were allowed to watch and take pictures through the class.  She had so much fun and even got to see one of her classmates from preschool there. 





Christine said...

That is such a thoughtful birthday gift idea! I bet they loved it!

Zoe is getting so big! I'm looking forward to putting my Emma in dance classes too. :)

A to Z said...

Zoe is so cute in her little dance outfit!!!

Wendy said...

Thank you both!

All in His Perfect Timing said...

Zoe is TOO CUTE!!! Oh, what fun!
The scrapbook idea for your parents is such a great idea! I'm going to remember this for my parents' birthdays! NEAT!!

Dad and Mom said...

Dad and Mom said....

We were totally surprised with the scrapbook and loved reading every word in it and seeing those pictures. Can't tell you how much it means to us.

We also love seeing Zoe start her tap lessons. Such a cutie!

birthmothertalks said...

What a great idea!! A gift from the heart really makes the heart smile!! You can't buy that.