Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Birthday Ring

Over the weekend we had a little celebration for the two Little Ones' first birthday! A couple of gifts, a cake (more on that later in the week!) and a Birthday Ring.

This is a newer tradition for us, but already a firm favorite. A simply wooden ring, beeswax candles (ahh! - they smell so good!), and small wooden figures. I picked out the little cat to represent baby Girl, and the seal pup for My Little Boy. The 4 year old Little Guy decorated the rest of the ring, and there it was! Beautiful.

We let the candles burn while we sang happy birthday, and ate cake, and then re-lit them for dinner; then we packed it back up again, and tucked it away ready for the next celebration.

What do you do in your home to mark special occasions? Do you have particular songs or ornaments for particular times of the year?  Please feel free to share in the comments below; I'd love to hear from you!