I had to run to the grocery this past Monday, and as greeted as I walked in by a large amount of red, white, and blue flower bouquets in honor of Labor Day. T. and I promptly said "awwwww ..." It was like they were made for Lilly and I. They were gerbera daisies - my favorite flower - and red white and blue for Lilly. But when I saw they were $5 I said "nevermind!" I always feel guilty buying real flowers. But when we rounded the corner, we found some bouquets that were only $1!!!! (Some of the flowers in them didn't look as nice.) I grabbed a bouquet - I don't mind paying $1.00!
Yesterday was the 4th (Lilly would have been 2 yrs. 2 months old) so it was the day to decorate Lilly's memorial tree. The first thing I did was to take off the lights that came on the tree. No point in having them on there since they no longer worked. That turned out to be quite a job - it took 45 minutes! We have 5 strings of colored lights we use at Christmas, and wouldn't you know, every one of them had some bulbs out. So I picked the best one, which turned out to be the shortest strand, so it didn't add a lot of lights, but is much better. I guess stores will be putting out Christmas stuff very soon so I will get a new set of lights then.
Our September theme is ... rainbows! Just seemed appropriate with rainbow baby coming. But I also think of Lilly when I see rainbows in the sky.
Here is our tree - it is still lacking one thing - rainbow artificial flowers. We've found flowers just make such a big difference. I bought a pack off Ebay for just a few dollars, but it has not arrived yet. So I'll post an updated tree picture once it does:
We made paper ornaments and I also bought myself and the kids each a "stained glass" rainbow (suncatcher) to paint.
T. made this one for Lilly and Rainbow Baby. The cloud says "Although they're apart they're together at heart."
This is what the artificial rainbow flowers I ordered look like (picture from Ebay):
"When the rainbow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” - Genesis 9:16