I had a fabulous Mother's Day, thankyouverymuch, and I hope you did too!
Since my babies both have birthdays in the same week as Mother's Day, this time of year is kind of a big deal for our family. My Mom visits from California each year, and we have 5 days together!
J2 is now a big 1-year-old.
J1 is 3!
He doesn't mind sharing his birthday with Mother's Day. Isn't he too sweet?! (Thanks for helping him with these flowers, Grandma!)
So let's back up a few days and see the making-of the gift my kids gave their Grandmas. We got a 3-pack of cute, colorful canvas bags from my favorite love-to-hate super-store that starts with "W" and ends in "almart". Then we found multiples of dollar store books.
I smeared acrylic craft paint on J1 and J2's little hands ...
...and very carefully without breathing or blinking and with a big huge HOPE that they don't wiggle too much, pressed their tiny, adorable hands onto the bags.
I pulled out some trusty Sharpies and wrote "Storytime with Grandma" on the other side of the bag. The idea is to set up a Skype appointment so long-distance Grandmas can read with their Grandbabies. So fun!
Grandma J loved it!
Grandma G did too!
As for me, I had a wonderful day with my bro and SIL/BFF ...
... malts with the whole fam (we also tried fried pickles--super YUM!) ...
... and last-but-certainly-not-least, roses from Mr. G.
Aw! And it's potted, so they won't be wilted by the end of the week! Awesome!