When was the last time you celebrated a milestone? Life sometimes gets in the way, but we try to celebrate the little moment every chance we get. Our celebration isn’t limited to the obvious first Christmas, first dentist visit, or birthdays. We’re that weird family that celebrate pretty much all the quirky first from the girls first trip to the movies to their first train ride, the list is endless. My 4 year old just started Preschool, my 8 year old is now a third grader. Yes, life is moving at record speed so it’s important to us to celebrate each moment as a family. It doesn’t have to be something elaborate, a family movie night can do the trick.
Tips on Celebrating Milestones with The Family
- Capture the Moment – I just spent an insane amount of time looking through albums of my daughters 1st year. It’s incredible how much we forget.
- Create a Milestone Memory Box – Call me a hoarder all you want, but I keep everything from umbilical cord, first teeth, hospital bracelet, to movie stubs. Not sure, how long I will hold onto these items however my goal is to share them with my girls once they’re older. My 8 year old daughter enjoys reading through the first year memory book, I created when she was a baby.
- Have a Ritual, one of our rituals is a family movie night. Here are some great suggestions from Netflix on celebrating life’s many first.
New Sibling: The Hive: S01E01, Babee’s Room
Losing Your First Tooth: Super WHY: S01E10, The Story of the Tooth Fairy
Getting Glasses: Arthur: S15E09, Through the Looking Glasses
First Sleepover: Bratz Kidz: Sleep-over Adventure
First Trick-or-Treat: Jake and the Never Land Pirates: S02E15, Tricks, Treats and Treasure!
First Pet: Beethoven
First Move: The Croods
First Big Game: D2: The Mighty Ducks
First Spelling Bee: Akeelah and the Bee
First Dance: Kickin’ It: S01E20, The Wrath of Swan
First Break-Up: Good Luck Charlie: S01E20, Girl Bite Dog
First Road Trip: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
First Kiss: Wizards of Waverly Place: S01E02, First Kiss
First Job: Good Burger
First Time Babysitting: The Baby-Sitters Club
First Concert: Taylor Swift: The Journey to Fearless
How does your family celebrate mini milestones?
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam.