Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mama's Day

After just having read my friend Jen's blog, I realized something that we both have learned: if you want to have a great Mother's day, there's no harm in seeing to it yourself. If there's something you want to do that will make you feel good or happy, do it! If there's a meal you want to enjoy, a place you want to go or a project you want to tackle, go for it!
That said, my family certainly did the most darling things to show their love and appreciation for me. Last night, hubby and daughter went to the store for a few dinner items, and came home with these.

Then, this morning, before anyone else was up, my son found the kid scissors and cut out this to tape to his bedroom wall. He was so proud of himself -- it was adorable!

Once everyone was up, it was made-at-school-present time. First I'll let you "awww" at the gift handmade by my daughter.

Now, I'll let you laugh yourself silly over the card she gave me. I laughed out loud as I read it and saw the things she asked her preschool teacher to write in. They must have had a ball putting these together.

Funnier still -- here's what we had for dinner last night.

Hubby's a genius on the bbq, but no, I did NOT eat the whole thing myself.

By my choice, we enjoyed a family breakfast at Starbucks, a shopping trip at Target, and then I accomplished my main goal for today: cleaned out both kids' rooms! I threw away 3 boxes worth of old toys and junk, reorganized, and most importantly, got my daughter's room ready for company. My best friend arrives Thursday!!

The afternoon was topped off with baking a cake with my kids. They wanted "funfetti", which is white cake with colored dots, but I stood my ground for yellow with chocolate frosting. It's taunting me from the kitchen as I type, but we'll first have to enjoy some dinner that I'm trying to decide on now. I confess -- I do love having a day that's all about me!

Lastly, a tribute to another special mom -- mine!

She's a wonderful woman that has always made every effort to make me feel unconditionally loved. No matter what was going on in my life, I always knew that she thought I was special, and that made all the difference in the world when I was struggling to figure out who I was. So far that's the biggest lesson I've carried forward -- making sure my kids know that I always love them, no matter what! Thank you, Mom, for being the loving person you are. I wouldn't be the amazing and confident person I am today if it weren't for you! *yuk yuk* I love you!

Happy Mother's Day!!!

1 comment:

The Mom Jen said...

What a darling pic of you and your kids! Precious!

I remember both DQ's and My Boy's card from that very preschool and they were hilarious. I think one of them paid homage to my chicken fetish too somehow!?

I'm glad you had a wonderful day and I look forward to spending next weekend with you, Lisa, Deb, and the girls!! YAY!