In our house, life events, both big and small, are a cause for celebration. Frequently, this just means that the person whose event we're celebrating gets to pick our dessert for dinner that evening (within reason), or we go on a special outing to commemorate. When Elizabeth finally outgrew her last pair of toddler-sized shoes and moved up to the kids department, it was a big event for her as a small-footed 1st grader, and we celebrated by hiking at the park in her first pair of big kid shoes. Philip learned to ride a bike yesterday, which meant that a celebration was in order! Another tradition in our family are the Boo-nilla shakes we make each autumn. Philip thought the ghost faces should be saved for October, which is funny since, as I looked back, I realized that I made them on this same week last year, so he requested leaves be painted with the melted chocolate chips. My leaves looked more like hanging bats so I drew a twig for them to hang from and now we have Bat-nilla shakes.
Happy bike-riding to all!