When I was younger...MUCH younger, I use to work at a Hallmark Store in San Antonio. Along with cards, we sold all kinds of little gifty things. One little item that caught my eye was the red plate. The story is, when a family member has a special day...like a birthday or a special achievement...they get to eat off that plate at dinner time. It's just a way of acknowledging someone special. So, I just HAD to have it for when I would someday have a family of my own. Well I have the plate...it's up in my cabinet with the rest of the dishes. I tried to use it once with Brendan but he was older and thought it was silly. I don't think Ryan would appreciate it...I can't imagine him and I sitting down to dinner and me serving him on that plate. Um...yeah...No. About the only thing it's been good for in my lifetime is a pencil picture for the project. Although I did let Wizzy eat off it once. So, I'm going to pass it on to Kellan and Paityn. I'm hoping Karen will start the tradition with her kids. I'll be going to Kellan's 2nd birthday party this weekend. It doesn't seem possible that he's already two years old. CRAZY! Anyways...he'll get to eat off the plate this weekend. Because it's his birthday, he's special and his Aunt Lisa loves him very much! And by the way, the apple in the picture was dipped in caramel, white chocolate, toasted coconut and almonds. It was heaven!