Home Sweet Home.11 May 2010
We spent the weekend doing all sorts of crafts. We made simple, pretty stamped mini-cards; perfect little thank-yous to attach to a plate of cookies. I can't wait to use them. My mom gave crochet lessons; she is an expert, you know. I knitted my heart out. The brightly colored cottons I picked up at Michaels made me feel giddy. We made bracelets. Mine is purple and green and silver. Can you imagine? It is pretty and perfect and chunky. I'll do a show-n-tell later. Sarah's was gold and purple; the royal colors fit her. Mom's was aqua and white, a bracelet perfect for her home in Hawaii. We are all such different souls, and yet we need each other desperately.
We made gourmet food. Oh, the food. I happen to be in a family of fabulous cooks. Lucky me. Sarah spoiled us with brie, turkey and apple paninis. I'm still dreaming of them. Oh, and the kale and barley soup was divine! We woke up to crab eggs benedict. Mmmm.mmm.mm.
It was a perfect weekend. Special thanks go out to my adorable husband who watched the crazy older kids all by himself. As a stay-at-home mom, I know it wasn't easy. We women-folk came home to a clean home and a Mother's Day dinner that was surprisingly spectacular. The men outdid themselves this year!
I was so happy to be home on Mother's Day. I know that many women want it to be their day off, but I like Mother's Day to be my day on. I want to celebrate the kids that made me "mother." I feel like buying them a present every year to say "thank you." We cuddled and laughed and played. It was marvelous.
Hope your weekend was equally spectacular. Happy belated Mother's Day to all you women who influence for good.
Oh...and I decided on the gray shoes.