In spite of a crazy April/May with lots of unusual stress and drama, I was still well celebrated on Mother’s Day. We celebrated by having a special dinner with Than’s parents and I enjoyed some blissfully quiet hours alone, making yummy food and using some of my beautiful treasures to set the table. My favorite part of the meal was the strawberry cream-cheese Danish pastry for dessert–a great new recipe that turned out beautifully. The kids demanded that I photograph it!
Than helped the kids choose some nice presents, and they also each made me some sweet cards at school.
Nathan’s was folded like a little booklet with each page listing something special that he loved. Here is the transcription:
You let us play on the computer. I love you.
You cook delicious meals. I love you.
You are pretty. I love you.
You print worksheets out for us. I love you.
You do fun crafts. I love you.
You help us do our work. I love you.
You let us cook with you. I love you.
You help us when we are sick. I love you.
You bring us to school and back. I love you.
You help keep our house going. I love you.
You teach me piano. I love you.
You love reading and adventures. I love you.
You are creative. I love you.
You buy good food and snacks. I love you.
You check out fun books from the library. I love you.
I love you!
Katya created a “joy jar” filled with strips of paper with notes written on them for me to read when I need some extra joy. She also made this picture card:
Here’s what she wrote:
When I think of you mommy, I think of princess, kind, peaceful, messy, warm, foody, helpful, nice, safe, meaningful, happiness, loving, lovely, smart, and lots of other things. Happy mother’s day.
I am happy to be a mom!