Sunday, May 10, 2015

Momma's Day

Hello strangers.  How are things? This is where I go into a whole paragraph about how busy we've been and no time for pictures or blogging and all that.  But that can't be typed with a straight face because there has been time. It's just that I started having a nightly affair with Netflix and oh how easy it is to say "just one more episode" when you're watching Grey's Anatomy starting from season one!

So if you want to know what's been happening around here there's only one place to look... phone photos.  'Cause there's always time for a good selfie..

Callie wrapped up her second year of gymnastics and her class had a demonstration of what they've been working on.  I was wowed and amazed at how strong and confident my girl has become.  The club is recreational gymnastics so there's no pressure for perfection or competing.  Just fun and exercise and that's all.  No wonder she loves it!

We made another cake.  It was supposed to be purple tiger striped on the inside.  We followed the directions to a T.  It sorta looked like tiger stripes I guess.  The girls didn't care.  They had fun making it.  And Lexi had fun eating it!  She loves sweets.  Callie had one piece, said the icing was too sweet, and never had anymore after that.  Have you ever heard a kid say something was too sweet? That's my girl.

And today, the best day of all the days.  Mother's Day.  It snowed yesterday and outside was wet and slushy and mucky but inside there were flowers and homemade cards and handwritten poems waiting for me when I got up.  I just love these girls to pieces!  For all my special days, their dad takes them shopping in the candle section of Wal-Mart.  The girls smell all the candles and decide on just the right scent for their momma.  They would never be able to agree on just one so they each pick their own. I love the surprise of their choices.  This year it was vanilla-almond from Callie and ocean breeze from Lexi.  It's like baking cookies on the beach! What could be better that that?

Even better than flowers and candles is the fact that both Jon and I get to visit with our own mommas on Mother's Day.  As I scrolled through my newsfeed this morning and I read all the Mother's Day love being sent over the web I made special note in my mind about how fortunate we are to be able to pop in, say hello, have a coffee, visit a little and share some hugs with our own momma's.  What a gift to my girls it is for them to sit on their grandmas' knees and make bunny ears over there heads and laugh and wiggle and be silly as we try to get a "good" picture with everyone looking.  Here are the good ones...

And here are the better ones...

Happy Momma's Day!

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