Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Day to Scrapbook: Mother's Day 2011

Today goes down as one of the best family days ever. I woke up to the clanking and clattering of pots and pans, eggs cracking, markers being pulled out of their drawer.  No complaints at all.

Eggs, bacon, a cuppa hot joe, and strawberries.  Delish.

Next Presents/ Cards.  The boys got me my most favorite type of card -- 3 handmade ones:

 From Luke.  I cried.
From Levi.  I cried.  He's had this made for about a week.  Brothers helped him spell.  Levi says to me first thing this morning:  "Your card is your present and your present is your card.  It's weird."
From Ben.  I was so excited to see he had used those little "window" thingies to show that the balloons are round (an art technique we learned this year).  He put 11 balloons on the card "one for each year you've been a mom."  This is actually my 12th Mother's Day, but I didn't want to ruin it for him. 

We dressed, washed, brushed and made it to Sunday School and church.  I came home with two strands of beautiful clay bead necklaces.  The hand-made beads were also individually crafted and colored.  Lots of blue (my favorite color) beads.

Next, home to get the dog, change and then to lunch for Mexican food with guacamole.  Yum!

 An 80% nice picture of all of us.  It's about as good as it gets.

Finally, an afternoon at the beach.  It was chilly, but not too bad if you stayed dry.  Daisy LOVED the beach, drank the sea water (blech!) and danced in the waves.  I believe it is impossible to not smile when walking a water-loving dog next to the beach.  Sadly, the beaches in our state are only open to dogs out of season.
Luke ended up getting in the water up to his shoulders. Crazy boy. Average temperatures this time of year are 48.

 The guy who made this whole day -- and phase of life -- possible.

After a couple hours at the beach, dinner plans were formulated:  Ice cream!

 This is a small in New England. I won't eat for 3 days now.

Now, I'm sitting on my couch, all jammied up, making lesson plans for the week.  The day couldn't have been more perfect.

Thank you God for my life.


Temple Door said...

Beautiful sharing. Could see all of it. What a lovely family, Alane. Happy Mother's Day!

Mutha K said...

I'm so happy for you! Your four boys treated you royally. I especially love the cards, too. I framed one of Kris' and it hangs in my room. I look at it every day. Alane, you are a fantastic mom. My hat's off to you!