Thursday, May 5, 2011

Clueless Cinco De Mayo


My son, Chris, asked me, "Mom, did you and Dad plan for your anniversary to be on Cinco De Mayo?"  To which I replied, "Oh Chris, it's just a coincidence it falls on Cinco De Mayo this year." To which my son, who is used to his Clueless mother's logic responded, "Mom! Cinco, Five. Your anniversary is always on Cinco de Mayo!"  This was a revelation to me. Who knew!


 And so tomorrow my husband and I will travel to our son's home to celebrate our 33rd Anniversary, and we will revel in the opportunity to have our hearts gladdened by our son's ability to make us laugh. He is one of those rare individuals people will say about, "He was born with a sense of humor."


For our son born two months early this most definitely was the case. He would rub his tiny feet back and forth over the plush of a stuffed animal placed in his incubator and make himself giggle. Once we came to visit and found his incubator empty with a sign attached, "Mom and Dad, I've gone fishing".


Married now two years to his college sweetheart, I have asked Tammy if she finds herself laughing every day at the things Chris will say. She says so much so she has begun drawing comic strips as a reminder of the moments that lift your spirit when least expected.


This didn't surprise me in the least as I have pages and pages of cartoons drawn myself to capture just this very thing.



Happy Anniversary or Happy Cinco de Mayo, what I do know for sure is the finding of each other and the celebration of years as they pass are made all the more special by the joy our children bring to our lives.


Kindergarten Christopher in his mom's homemade dragon costume is the inspiration for this cute as can be Halloween character.


Please do not Pint pattern on Pinterest.

23 comments:

Nan said...

Well happy anniversary dear lady to you and your hubby. 33 years that is a long time I think this will work lol..
Love the little dragon it looks like you are crafting again.

Kim K. said...

Your son sounds like a gem. I'm happy and surprised to see updates and new projects. What a treat! Happy, happy, happy Anniversary! Continued blessings to you and your hubby!!

Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary Elizabeth!
What a great day to celebrate..ours is always...June 19th which is.....
"June teenth" Black Freedom Day
People are always giving us watermelon..go figure.We just eloped!!lol

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Cindy said...

Happy Anniversary, Elizabeth! I just love people that can make me laugh. I guess that is why I've stayed with my husband. LOL! Have a very good time celebrating, and a good visit with your son and his wife.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You and I share an anniversary date, Elizabeth! Except I'm 26 years today. Happy Anniversary! Love the little dragon boy. I don't mind you being "off holiday", especially if you're doing Halloween {I'm sure I've mentioned that's my birthday!}.

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Happy Anniversary E.!!!

annemarie said...

Congrats to you and your husband as you celebrate your anniversary! You son sounds like a real gem - nothing like laughter to make one feel good!

nanapeggy said...

Happy cinco de mayo and happy anniversary.. love your dragon boy, the stuffed one and the original. Thanks for sharing....Love to see the things you make.

2daisies said...

Happy Anniverary Elizabeth!
Thanks for sharing all your wonderful stories. I love reading them.Also nice of you to share your patterns with everyone still. Can't wait to see (and buy)your kits. Happy Mother's Day early to you!

Doreen

Mary said...

Happy Anniversary! Hubby and I will also celebrate our 33rd anniversary on June 3. Enjoy dinner at your son's.
Out of season or in season, does not matter to me, I just adore seeing your sweet crafts. The dragon is so cute!

Diane Mars said...

Happy Anniversary, you two deserve a little time to get away~ I mean marriage is a lot of work. That costume is just the cutest thing, and of course your felt creation is even better! ox

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Happy happy Day to you and your husband, Elizabeth! Yes the 5th is always on the 5th....how funny ♥

Jennifer Bontrager said...

OH I love your little monster. He is so cute! He is a monster you don't have to be afraid of.

Great flower lady said...

Happy 5th of May~ I just love all your creations their faces are so amazing. do you cell them?

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

It's very exciting to see what you'll be putting in your book!
Happy 33rd Anniversary!
Warmly,
deb

Ina said...

I love it!! A dragon...what kid wouldn't be thrilled to have his mom make a dragon costume for him/her! ;0

Linda Ruthie said...

More cute creations? I love it, no matter what the season.

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. And I hope you have a lovely Mother's Day this Sunday.

Joanne said...

Happy anniversary!!! What a blessing to be married that long. Blessings, Joanne

A Bee In My Bonnet - Leslie Anne said...

Congratulations on your anniversary! It's also my husband's birthday - born in 1955!

And 'EEK!' I love your little dragon fellow! Can it possibly get any cuter?

Jane said...

Happy Anniversary, Elizabeth! Love the dragon!
Jane-Jacksonville

My Vintage Mending said...

So nice to see these gorgeous creations again. I loved that you saved the costume picture till the end. I love it....my boys wanted to be Tom and Jerry when they were in Pre-school so I donned my sewing needle and got to work. They still hang in the closet. What a sweet gift to have sitting on a desk to remind you of your little boy! Smiles...Renee

Beckey said...

I always enjoy your posts Elizabeth, and this one was a real delight! Happy Anniversary! I believe your son gets his sense of humor from you.

Thank you so much for always brightening my day!

Pieceful Bits said...

Happy 33! A sense of humor is a wonderful thing. That dragon is too adorable...both in real life and your pattern!!!
Hugs dear friend,
Julie