A little joy to share with you!

A little joy to share with you!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A very content Mother's Day weekend!

My brain is fuzzy and content... not up to the task of writing a mini essay about happy thoughts.  So, today is just a happy thoughts outline! 
Family... I love family.  My parents stopped in unannounced at about 6:30 Friday night.  Dinner was almost ready.  It was hot and tasty.  There was plenty.  Whew!  A little pat on the back here.  It looked like I was organized and on the ball.  They could just have easily caught us pouring cereal into bowls...

Oh... and my parents absconded with our youngest two children since they were there and the kiddos were clamouring to visit!  Which just happened to leave me free to sneak out for breakfast Saturday morning with a buddy.  Actually, since we already had breakfast plans, it left Saturday morning free for second kiddo to sleep until 11:00.  Hmmm... I tried calling a couple of times to ask her to shut off the coffee pot.  I guess 9:00 is a little early for 15-year-olds...  (Oldest kid was taking SATs.)

Saturday night we collected the kids from my parents and celebrated Mother's Day/Dad's Birthday.  Mostly we goofed around, ate too much, played some vicious games of cards and talked half the night.  And second kiddo got to drive the tractor for the wagon ride!

We drove to youngest  kiddo's favorite place, the pond.  This kid could spend HOURS catching salamanders and polliwogs.  She was popular with the boys in 3rd and 4th grade.  When I got to school to pick her up at the end of the day, I only had to look in the center of a knot of boys to find her.  She was the kid in the middle holding the amphibians. 

Today was beautiful!  Sunny and bright!  A great day to strip all the sheets, blankets, comforters and bed spreads off all the beds.  Right before heading to church.  What was I thinking???  Eight loads later, I am still working on that little project.  Which puts me behind on the REST of the laundry before the work week even begins...  But the sheets smell wonderful after hanging outside to dry.  I love the first hung-outside load of the year!  Who am I kidding?  I love any hung-outside load of laundry!

Somehow, I got roped into Acolyte training on Mother's Day.  Probably because the guy I work with is.... ummmm... a GUY.  But it really was a wonderful morning.  I visited with the moms and ran little-kid-intervention.  ("Hey, Little Buddy!  Let's move out of the aisle before we trip a newbie acolyte and someone gets impaled by a cross...") 

The afternoon was relaxed and wonderful.  I'm a little hokey, but I love the peaceful monotony of hanging laundry.  And all four kiddos wanted to spend some time hanging out with me.  Maybe they were humoring me for Mother's Day.  But each of them wound up just hanging around chatting with me at some point.

And hubby cooked.  That needs no further details.  He could feed me hot dogs and beans (ick!) and I would be thrilled not to have to cook them.  'Course, I wouldn't actually EAT them either...  But I would be thrilled to have dinner on the table without banging the pans around myself.  And he actually pulled off spaghettii.  Impressive!  The kids even managed to convince him that Mother's Day would be a great time to go to the Real Twist.  (Funny logic since I am not a big fan of icecream :o)

Well... I hope all my mother-friends had a wonderful day today!  I am still loving kindergarten.  My days are full of kids in my lap and hands to hold.  Love it!  Love it!  Love it!

Have a happy day!


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend full of family and fun. Happy Mothers Day!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I wasn't so lucky, I had to make dinner myself.

  3. You have such a lovely family! Hope you had a wonderful day!

  4. Sounds like a great day. And I'm with you on hanging laundry outside. That scent can't be reproduced.


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