Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Today is Cinco de Mayo, not a very original name according to my kids when I explained that it literally meant 5th of May. We are celebrating today. Of course we are really celebrating the things we like about Mexico, like the yummy food, bright colors and lovely people. Not the battle that Cinco de Mayo really commemorates. Or the swine flu. But it is a great excuse to have a fun dinner

Brittany stayed home this morning after a dentist appointment and made me gorgeous tissue paper flowers.

This is how they look on the chandelier. I think all the fun moments of our family are going to be marked by how that chandelier looks.

We are going to have taquitos, enchiladas and chips with salsa for dinner. I think I am more excited than the kids!


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Bellamere Cottage said...

I couldn't call it a chandelier, exactly, but we had a light fixture when my daughter was little that I decorated for all occasions too! So many happy memories were under that light fixture.

Blessings and Happy Cinco de Mayo


Circe said...

I love the picture of the tissue flowers. It's beautiful! Thanks for being my audience tonight! Isn't Brittany lovely? :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

What a fun evening! Love the flowers and your menu sounded deeee-lish! Lori

Artfulife said...

Love it! I need to do more stuff like this. Thanks for setting such a good example.

Circe said...

Yes, lunch Friday! And can Joshua come over and play tomorrow? Xanthe would love to boss him around all day long!

Christine said...

Sound like fun!Tissue flowers take me back to my childhood..they are so much fun to make:)

love.boxes said...

Oh come on Michelle!! It was an amazing battle! Viva Mexico! Viva Benito Juarez!.. the George Washington of Mexico and an amazing man!

Love the chandelier!