The girls and I love going to our local material shop. It just seems full of possibilities. On this trip we were choosing material for bean bags and skirts. Stay tuned to see how our projects turn out!
More Mother's Day fun. Everyone knows that I like celebrations to last a good week. Here in blog land I'm trying to do the same.
The girls made me lovely cards, pictures and a hand print t-shirt. Thank you Nola, Kira, Daddy and Alex for your hard work. I love it that my t-shirt says Mum and that the girls were able make something so useful! I know I will treasure it forever. Long after I have worn out my shirt I'll still look at it with a tear in my eye!
I had a perfectly lovely Mother’s Day with hand made presents, pictures and cards. We went to a nearby park for a picnic – my very favorite thing to do.
On my first Mother’s Day, we bought sandwiches and took the girls to the park for a picnic. We hadn’t planned to do this – with 6 month old twins we were still living hour by hour. It was a beautiful day and it was one of the first times either Eric or I had relaxed since the girls were born.
This year we went to the same park with our basket full of home made treats. As I was eating quiche and watching the girls run around, I thought about that day two years ago and how very far we have come. It is such an honor to be these girls’ Mummy.
Happy Mother's Day to my Mum. I wished I lived 400 miles closer. You have taught me all I know about being a mum.
Happy Mother's Day to my Mother-In-Law. You raised a brilliant and wonderful son. You have taught me how very loved my children are.
And to a mother who is no longer with us. When I was pregnant, Eric and I asked Grandma Barth for any parenting advise she had. Grandma thought about it for a long time and finally said, "just don't name them anything wierd." Hope she liked the names - I think she did!
For a friend’s birthday, the girls made cupcakes out of playdough. In my mind, I lovingly produced beautiful colors of home made playdough. In reality, I bought the commercial stuff at Target the night before.
I gave the girls paper treat wrappers and they put the first blob of playdough in as the cake. Using a rolling pin, the girls made icing. We used real sprinkles and finished the cakes off with cherries. Yum!
One gorgeous afternoon last week, the girls and I planted bulbs. 70 gladioli to be precise. Even if none of the bulbs bloom, I will treasure the perfect afternoon we had playing and planting in the mud.
Kira was very focused with digging her holes, carefully peeling the bulbs outer layers (just as she does grapes), and worked up quite a sweat.
Nola twirled in her skirt, posed with rubber gloves, sprinkled a little dirt and managed to plant a few glads.