Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Recap

As I began getting my thoughts (and pictures) together for a quick Mother's day recap, I realized that I didn't get a picture of me with my kids yesterday! Bummer. But I did get this shot of the three of them before we had to get ready for church:

This is Gabriel's new smile. It is the expression he gives when I encourage him to, "Say cheese!" It's so funny. And yes, Caleb's pj's are too short for him, but he won't give them up.

I woke up to a little boy who was just too excited to give me the gift he picked out all by himself - or maybe he had some help from my friend, Kim, who is in charge of the AWANA store? Either way, he had been hiding it in his top drawer for about two weeks, asking me almost every day how much longer it was until Mother's day. So I opened my gift, and here it was:

It is so pretty. I actually LOVE it and can't wait to find the perfect picture to place in it!

I also received a pretty card from the kids along with a hand-made one that Caleb created in preschool. So cute.

Then I opened an envelope from Josh, and inside was a printed sheet from the computer that showed what would be arriving for me soon:

I've only wanted this for about five years - ever since we moved into our current house. It will make the perfect accent to our front porch. I can't wait!

One of my favorite gifts this year was something Caleb made in his Sunday school class. I scanned it, and it really doesn't give it justice. It's so sweet. Definitely a keeper.

As I went to see how he was doing between Sunday school and church, I noticed all of these sitting on the table, waiting to be picked up by moms. From a distance, I knew exactly which one belonged to Caleb. Part of it was the size of his foot! But part of it was also the little drawing underneath the word "Mommy" - the other children wrote their names in that spot, but evidently Caleb asked if he could draw a picture of himself and his mommy instead. I knew it was his.

It was a really nice day. We went to my parents' house after church, and I enjoyed seeing my mom, dad, sister and her sweet boyfriend.

I hope you had a nice day, too!



Tiffany said...

Oh, what a sweet post. You are a blessed mommy! {grin}

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What great gifts! I love the footprint!

Cole said...

Sounds like you had a great mommy day. beautiful kiddos. and lovely blog. :)

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kimberly said...

I hope you do like the frame. He was so excited about it when he bought it. I am sure you will find the perfect picture.

sanjeet said...

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