"Happy Mother's Day!" rang out from the hallway this morning at 6:50am from two overly excited little boys. Carson and Elias jumped into our bed and showered me with kisses and hugs. What a blessed mommy I am. Once Al and I were able to wake up, stretch, and convince the boys that fitting the dog and four people in our bed was not the best choice for the morning, we made our way downstairs to open up handmade preschool Mother's Day presents. The boys could barely contain their glee as they ran to get the cards and crafts all their energy and hard work went into. Of course I made a HUGE spectacle over how wonderful each handwritten name, molded clay, and painted wooden box were because as every mother knows......these are the best gifts you can receive (aside from kisses and hugs!).
Carson crafted a wooden jewelry box that he painted with green and blue paint. He added glitter on top and pink hearts on the front because, "he loves me SOOOOO much". The bag it came in was also a Carson creation complete with a hand print tulip with fingerprint stem and leaves. He said I can keep my wedding rings and bracelets in it for when I go to work so they don't get lost. What a smart, sweet boy I have.
Elias molded a textured clay paperweight with all kinds of different designs on the top. It was wrapped in blue tissue paper and then had a white, lacy, dyed card attached that said "Happy Mother's Day 2008" on the front. Etched in the back of the paperweight was his name and the date. I think I'll keep it on my nightstand upstairs.
Both boys also made me cards and bought me a Snoopy card as well. Daddy cleaned my house top to bottom while I was working the past few days. This included cleaning our carpets and re-organizing my closet! I also received an amazingly sweet card from him as well. We are heading over to my parent's house for an indoor cookout (of course it rains today) this afternoon. Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies we know, especially Mom, Mom, Great Granny, Grandma Helen, Aunt Ty, and Connie. I hope you all have a fantastic day full of love just as we are.