It's so great to have my mom and dad still living in the area. A lot of Western New Yorkers tend to retire to warmer climates and my parents did indeed contemplate such a move, but in the end, decided to stay close by.
Anyhow, my mom is very creative and fun and for mother's day gave me and my two sisters the coolest boxes (you know how I love boxes). In the chaos of the day, I didn't photograph my sisters' boxes, but trust me -- they are just as nifty.
My mom had them all wrapped up beautifully and we were able to choose whichever package we wanted. My sister Lisa joked about how would we know we are picking the 'right' one. My dad told her as long as its got the right initial on it, it was the right one. Ok, none of us "got" what he was talking about.....until we opened them and saw each box had our initial on it. Duh, hello! All of our names begin with "L" so no matter which box we chose, it had the right initial on it! Too Funny!!!
I filled mine with all sorts of momentos - concert ticket stubs, some old letters, a tiny little gingko tree leaf I picked up on my daily walk to work, a few photos. I'm planning on adding to it throughout the year and then on Mother's Day next year go through and see what's in it.
I just had to share with you all my 'squirrel proof' feeder. I just hope he (she?) doesn't eat so much he gets stuck inside one of these times! I never see him get in or out. I am shocked he can squeeze himself through the openings. Even the bottom is caged in. Cheeky little devil!