Thursday, May 29, 2008


I am feeling very sentimental today.

I was cleaning and found this very unusual vase that my middle son D'Angelo made for me when he was a little boy. It made me think of when my three sons were little. I looked around for some of the things given to me by my boys when they were little. It s funny what things a Mother will save. This vase is now sitting on the bookshelf in my office.

This is a picture done In chalk by my youngest son Tony when he was very young. It hangs on my wall in the guest room.

This is a rock with gold in it. Given to me by my oldest son David when he was working at a mine in Nevada many years ago. It sits on my patio table. The rock has actually moved with me from Vegas, to California and now it is in Oregon!

This is a pizza cutter that my son David brought home from Pizza Hut when he was working there. It was when we lived in Vegas and it was his first job. He must have been about 16 years old. I still use it !

OK, I have sentimentaled all over you.

What items have you saved that your children have given you?


My husband and I will be flying to Las Vegas in the morning to attend our granddaughuter Melissa's graduation from Le Cordon Bleu Collage of Culinary Arts on Saturday.

We will be returning on Tuesday evening so I will be off line until then.

Those of you that have participated in the Fathers Day ATC Swap...I will be partnering you together on Wednesday June 3rd.


Suzan Buckner said...

Oh Patti! What a wonderful post!!! I have kept every little smidget of everything that my daughter has ever given me!!! I love that you have too!

I love the hand-made vase!It's beautiful!!

Congrats to your granddaughter!!!What a wonderful accomplishment! Have fun in Vegas!!
Big Hugs!

Mica Garbarino said...

Oh Mama this was thre sweetest post. Of course I love Tony's drawing... speaking of childs art.. I posted Bri's new painting.. just get it from there so if you wanted to post it that is fine. That's so cool you still use the pizza cutter and Dangi's vase is so sweet too. I am also so proud of Melissa.. We have gifties for her, which I will ship to her. Have a safe trip and call when you get a moment. Love ya always, Mica

Vickie said...

I have two valentines my kids made with the help of their father. I also have two letters from each to the tooth fairy. My daughter accidently dropped her tooth down the drain. She drew a picture so the tooth fairy would know where to find it! Not to be out done my son had to draw a picture for the tooth fairy too! I have them tucked away somewhere safe. I'll have to see if I can find them. That would be fun to post. Congrats to the graduate. How wonderful to have worked so hard and reached her goal! Here's praying for her blessings to multiply!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Patti, My red tin heart header? The red heart in the middle of everything, my oldest son C.J. made me when he was in 8th grade. He knew I loved hearts.
I have a glass rose that my son Austin bought me from his own Christmas money when he was about 11 years old. I still treasure it.
Elizabeth made me a memory jar when she was in 5th grade full of good memories about me.
I treasure that..I also saved the art thwey made me, letters and cards they have sent me over the years.
I do want to participate in the Father's Day ATC Swap.
Please e-mail me. xoxo Nita

Mica Garbarino said...

hey Mama. I tagged you on my Home School blog come by when you can and play along. Hugs and hope all went lovely in Vegas. Love ya, Mica

Debbie in NC said...

The question is more what have I NOT saved! This is a wonderful post Patti! I hope you have a wonderful trip and my congratulations to Melissa on her graduation!

Just Joni said...

Oh my...I have saved so many childhood momentos I have been accused of being a Pack Rat! I love to take things out every now and then and remember a time when they were little...they really grow up way too fast! I adore your little sentimental treasures, they remind me of some of my own...Congrats to your grandaughter, what an accomplishment, I bet she is an amazing cook...hope you are enjoying your trip to Vegas ~