Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

A little Mother's Day recap so when I'm old and senile, I can look back and see how the day panned out for me in 2013.

The kids made the cutest cards for me. The princess is pretty craftastic . . . she was grinning from ear to ear when she came home and presented me with this little beauty.  My favorite part is her referencing our "special talk code" which basically means we talk like Bon Qui Qui at each other and laugh every time. 
It would appear that she started another note for me but apparently got sidetracked . . . but not before giving me one of the best compliments ever!

In case you don't speak 7 year old, that's "mathematic!"  Bam.  I like that she used "smart" too, but mathematic . . . she knows how to speak my love language.  And don't forget the super cute bookmark she made . . . love it!
Now my boys would rather do push ups than crafts, so to get this card from Kyle was super special.  I'm guessing it was 'make a card for mom at school' or do work kind of choice. 
Did you note the cool pop up effect?  That is a feat of engineering, and I love it.
And not to be outdone by the others, Ryan whips up a card for me . . . and figures out later that Amanda 'adjusted' his closing. 

My mom was super sneaky and sent a gift for Getzy to give me on Sunday . . . what a fun surprise! 

And not to be outdone, Getzy got me a couple of cute new charms for my bracelet . . . I do love a flip flop!

The kids also brought me breakfast in bed . . . it's always a treat to see what they are serving.  This time I got a bowl of Life cereal, my coffee (minus the sugar) and strawberries arranged in a smiley face.  They were so proud of themselves . . . it cracks me up.

But seriously, does anyone else set their holidays up for failure?  I have this perfectionist Norman Rockwell picture in my head of how things should go . . . guess how often that works out?  Uh, never. 

We had a lovely brunch with our friends and their girls.  And by lovely, I mean us constantly reminding the kids of their manners and where their napkin belongs and to eat with their forks, and blah, blah, blah.  Honestly, they are awesome kids . . . people tell me all the time how well behaved they are . . . but is it wrong to want them to sit still and act like little angels in a restaurant?  Well, kinda . . . they are kids after all.  I think I might need to take it down a notch or two.

Look at those cuties!  I'm so very grateful and blessed to be their mother.  That's what really matters.


  1. Beautiful family! Happy belated Mother's Day!

  2. Hmmm....I know someone else with the Norman Rockwell-thing going on! lol