Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

As is unfortunately tradition in our house, the kiddo was up at dawn's first light today. Hubby got up with her so I could sleep in, which I did until 7:00 - woo-hoo! This is an improvement over last year when the kiddo set off our security alarm in the wee, small hours of the morning. That was the first and only time she's ever done that (it was accidental - she was looking for her godmother who had been over the night before and was here when the kiddo went to bed. She'd erroneously thought that her godmother had slept over and was trying to check the garage for her. Apparently the kiddo thinks that we'd make guests sleep in the garage......)

Anyhow, when I went moseying on downstairs at 7 this morning, the kiddo couldn't wait to give me my Mother's Day card to open, the one she picked out all by herself on a trip to the card store with Hubby.

The thing that you can't quite make out thanks to the whole "flatbed" part of the flatbed scanner is that Piglet is on a spring. A spring! Who could resist Piglet on a spring? And glitter?! Not my kiddo! She was very excited to point out how springy Piglet is, and how you can see him through the circle on the front of the card, then when you open it, he springs up!

(I should also point out here that the kiddo is yet in the earlier stages of the whole "reading" thing, and that even if she had read the wording on the front - and I'm fairly certain that Hubby pointed it out to her anyhow - the whole Piglet-on-a-spring thing still would have convinced her this was the perfect card, Grandma or not.)

They also gave me a brand-spankin'-new set of gardening tools in a cool carrying case. Apparently the various cheap, hand-me-down/garage sale-acquired tools I've been using for the past several years and lugging about the yard in my old college shower caddy are finally done with once and for all. These tools are not only shiny and new, but are made of rustproof material and are unlikely to bend or even snap in two at their first (or hundredth) contact with our insanely hard, clay soil. Woo-hoo!

Our Mother's Day plans are to get ourselves motivated (yes, I'll grant you that some of the fam has been up a wee bit longer than I have, but we're all still in jammies), head downtown to the Public Market for the first week of their annual Flower City Sundays sale and get the hanging baskets and other annuals I put in the planters on the porch and deck. Then, Hubby is going to rototill the food garden bed for me so I can get all our seedlings planted (they're straining against the lid of the starter tray at this point) and I'll get to play with my new gardening tools. Yippie!!

To all the women out there like me with reason to celebrate today, I wish you a very happy Mother's Day! To those who are grieving the loss of a child, my thoughts and prayers are with you.


Anonymous said...

Heather I am glad that there is another DIA mom blogging....mostly I read blogs of moms adopting or adopted from Russia

WELCOME...I am putting you on my read...don't disappoint me and stop blogging.


Lylah M. Alphonse said...

Happy mother's day, Heather! Glad you had such a good one!