Mother's Day Surprises!

This past weekend seemed to be full of all kinds of fun. Friday afternoon I was able to visit Natalie's kindergarten class for a Mother's Day tea party. A neighbor came and sat with Abigail (who was napping) and Trevor so it was nice to just have some time with Natalie and her class. The class sang two little songs they had been working on and presented us each with a potted plant complete with colorfully decorated pots, and little books they had written. We were then served muffins and iced tea. Natalie was upset that they were having iced tea but I told her we would just not have any. Sometimes it is really cute how concerned my children are with caffeine drinks. It was a fun way to start the Mother's day weekend.

Saturday I went with Natalie to a birthday party and Jeremiah and the kids stayed home to work on their "projects". When we got home I tried hard to stay out of their way and not really pay attention to what they were working on.

I really had no idea what they were making but laughed when I kept hearing Trevor say, "Dad, that's a really cool birdhouse!" The secret was blown. Oh well. I was still very much surprised when the birdhouse/bird feeder was put up in our little garden. It looks great and Anthony was able to pass off several cub scout requirements while making it. We have all enjoyed watching the little house sparrows coming to eat out of the bird feeder and this morning we had a surprise visit from a blue jay as well.

Even with our church starting at 9am on Sunday Jeremiah and the kids still made me a wonderful breakfast of cinnamon rolls, scrambled eggs, and fresh fruit. It was delicious and we even made it to church on time! Lunch was served to me afterwards and since I had mentioned that french toast sounded good that was what we had. The kids thought it was great to have another breakfast for lunch. I then was given a great Mother's Day gift. The chance to take a nap without interruption. I didn't realize I was so tired but crashed for 2 1/2 hours. It was 5 pm when Jeremiah came in to see if I was still alive. Man that felt good! I was pampered some more and Jeremiah and the kids made dinner. BBQ London Broil, french bread, Parmesan zucchini, cantaloupe and blackberries.

The kids all had little gifts of flowers they had made at school, scouts, or activity days. My China hutch is now so full of colorful flowers and Trevor even gave up having his baby doll for the day so I could have a turn with him. So sweet!

It was a wonderful day to spend with my family and I have thought of it often these last few days as the business of the week is setting in.


angie said...

Happy Mother's day....late......your day sounds so nice and well deserved. The bird house looks great. The heart is so sweet. I thought maybe Jeremiah's lab glasses would have purple sequins on them. Weird. :)

Vicki said...

I'm glad you were pampered, if even for a bit. You deserve it!
Happy Late Mom's Day, Tamara!

Jenn said...

Happy Mother's Day! Love the birdhouse. I also received a potted plant at our "tea party". (we had lemonade) Glad you got a much needed nap (one everyday would be the best!!)

Mark and Kiss said...

What a wonderful day! Hooray for Jeremiah for handling everything and letting you have such a great Mother's Day. I love the project too. Very impressed.