Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day has come and gone again. It was nice, as usual. Samantha and Gillian made chocolate gravy and homemade biscuits and everyone served it to me in bed. Sweet! There were also some handmade cards and $100 on my breakfast tray. Even more sweet! The Young Men gave the moms chocolate dipped strawberries at church. In the evening, we got to talk to Grandma (face to face on Skype) and Nana (on the phone since she didn't have access to a computer). After the boys went to bed, my daughters set up a spa in the basement and rubbed my shoulders and gave me a pedicure. Ahhhh. While that was going on, Nathan brought me a fancy chocolate ice cream bar and a glass of sparkling juice. Doesn't get much better than that!

I'm always a little sad to have the royal treatment for Mother's Day end . . . but not too sad, because in reality, my family treats me very well. For the most part :)

My mother in law sent me this card that she made.
It's so retro - she knows me too well.

Thursday, May 5, 2011


Tonight before bed, Henry and I were curled up together on my bed, snuggling. Henry said, "Mommy, I'm so glad I got you - you're the best mommy."

I said, "Are you sure you wouldn't like a different mommy better?"

"No . . .

. . . but I wish you were magic."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flat Henry

A couple of months ago, Henry's first grade teacher read a book to his class called Flat Stanley. It's basically a story about a boy who gets flattened by a bulletin board (kinda morbid for a kids story). But Stanley discovers that since he's flat, he can fit in an envelope and be mailed anywhere in the world for the cost of a postage stamp - boy, wouldn't that be nice. Henry's class decided to make a flat likeness of themselves to be mailed to a friend or family member in a different state to have an adventure. Henry mailed his "flat" self to his aunt Hailee in Phoenix.

What we didn't expect was the way fun book that Hailee and the kids sent back to Henry last week:


Isn't that so cute?
Hailee even put the extra little faces she made in a pouch at the back of the book!


This was the best thing we've gotten in the mail in a really long time!


- Ahh!

                                                                                      By Henry