Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

I woke up to the smell of coffee.  P had already brewed a pot and there sitting in front of the machine was a new Winnie-the-Pooh mug.  I had broken mine weeks earlier.  E was there to see it happen and was very concerned since that is the mug I used most mornings.  I told her we had plenty of others but she offered to buy me a new one.  She asked if we had a mug store here.  :)  I guess she and Daddy searched the web and finally found the exact match.  It was a sweet surprise. 
I had already ordered my own Mother's Day gift online - six peonies!  They are beautiful!  I can't wait for them to arrive.  Then I can have my own bouquet every year.
Dinner was fantastic.  P grilled  delicious steaks and also some asparagus.  I threw in some baked potatoes, rolls and fruit salad.  The best part of the meal was there was no WHINE!  Most meals someone is fussing but not last night.  It was the most peaceful meal I have eaten in a long time.  When I thanked everyone for such a delightful meal E reminded me it was Mother's Day.  I guess that was part of the gift.
Since I am subbing in the one year class until we find teachers I thought I'd better have a Mother's Day project for the kids to take home.  I like to have a sample project before doing crafts with little bitty ones.  I'm so glad I practiced on my own kiddos first.  The stamps I have don't wash off little hands all that well.  It's one thing to stain your own child but I didn't think the Mommies would not be very happy about it so I used crayola washable markers on them.  (Yes, I'm sure now they think it is okay to color on their hands.  Ooops!)  Here is the card we made.  The ones for the kids at church just had one flower on it but I wanted all three of my sweet little ones involved.
The bee is E's thumbprint.

Monday, May 3, 2010

E's crafting

E is having Grandparents' Day at her school this week.  Since our families live too far away she decided to invite our neighbors.  Here is her creation:

Thanks to My Pink Stamper for the challenge to make something with a child.  Cross your fingers #196 is picked then E and I will be shopping at Custom Crops!