Monday, September 29, 2008

Blue Monday ~ Place mat

Sally of Smiling Sally is hosting a Blue Monday event. She has invited anyone who would like to join in to do so! Go on over to her blog and see who is playing today!

When Tim was in kindergarten one of his "homework" assignments was to make a place mat about his family. He and I picked out the pictures he wanted and went through my scrapbook supplies to make his place mat. When he brought it to school it was laminated and he used it at snack time. When he brought it home from school he used it at meal times. We still have it but it is a bit tattered after all of these years. Some of his favorite things were playing with his trucks, the Red Sox (they won the world series that year....first time in 86 years!), camping with Dad (Tim called he and Rich the "camping brothers"), his superheroes, his stuff dog he got when he was sick and in the hospital, riding the dirt bike with dad (the "dirt bike brothers") and fishing with dad (the "fishing brothers"). He still likes all of these things and more.

You can click on the pictures to see a better view of his place mat.


take care,
Dawn

25 comments:

Darlene said...

That is so cute...y'all did a GREAT job on it! What memories!!

Beverly said...

Ah, I love Tim and his placemat. What a treasure!

I hope you had fun at the birthday party.

Happy Monday!

Beverly said...

Of course you can, Dawn. You are an official Super Commenter. On the weeks you participate, you leave a comment on every single post.

You would qualify for a Spectacular Commenter award.

Smilingsal said...

That was a good idea for an assignment. It's a nicely done placemat: I think you helped a bit. What a nice memory keeper.
Happy Blue Monday!

Elizabeth said...

How great that it has survived, and that the teacher had this idea in the first place.

jeanne said...

Dawn, how cute, and what a great project with so much meaning for Tim. I love that Tim wanted his family on his every day place mat. You rock Tim!

Love...Jeanne

judicreations said...

Good Morning Dawn
Isn't that a nice idea? To put together pictures like for special memories. How nice that he could use it as a placemat too. I really love that idea.
Thank you for sharing
Judi
p.s. That reminds me when my youngest son Richard was just young they wrote that little poem about "Fingerprints" and he has his little fingerprinted on a page that was laminated. Its so special to me too.

Dawn said...

Hi Sally, of course I helped :) It was a family project.

take care,
Dawn

Grandma Faith said...

What a wonderful idea and a beautiful keepsake. Take care.

Barbara H. said...

Those are so sweet! What a treasure!

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

That is too sweet; it almost made me cry! You need to frame that!

Susan Hickam said...

What an adorable placemat-I love it! Happy Blue Monday!

Sweetie said...

What a unique idea - I love the placemate. I also liked the teacher requirements for 1926.
Sweetie

Shabby Kim said...

Happy Blue Monday Dawn.. The placemat you and Tim created is great and is something you will treasure forever. Have a lovely day..

Neabear said...

What a great keepsake! I enjoyed visiting your blog. I love it!

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Dawn,
Nice keepsake!
Happy Blue Monday,
Love, Ann

Charli and me said...

Hi Dawn,
What a wonderful post! I love it. Happy Blue Monday to you.

Coloradolady said...

This is so cute. What a wonderful treasure filled with lots of memories.

Vanessa Greenway said...

Sooo cute! xo Vanessa

Mojo said...

I'd say it's held up remarkably well all things considered. Especially for an "all-boy" boy!

Kim's Treasures said...

This is great! What a treasure!

bj said...

ooo, how precious is this ! i am so glad you shared with us...it's just precious.
love, bj

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Dawn, I love it. Reminds me that although that "time" has passed, the memories will always remain. My "baby" is now in K and I still can't believe how fast the time has gone. egads!
Hugs.

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello Dawn,

You did a great job!

~ Gabriela ~

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Dawn,
I love Tim's project. That is something to treasure forever! I bet it would look great framed!
Diane