Thursday, May 26, 2011

Something HAS to be done...

...about the GANG problem in our neighborhood!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Does it get better than this?

I am grateful to be a mother of four little boys who make me happier than I think they know.

I woke up this morning to a bleary-eyed Kaden who had gotten up early and fixed me breakfast in bed...a fried egg on wheat toast with orange juice (it was delicious.) And on the tray was a magnet with his cute face, a bookmark, and a card.

A little later, as I was getting ready for the day, Kenyon came in with a big glass of pina colada he'd made especially for me, and he gave me a big hug. (I don't always get hugs from my 14 year old, so it meant more than anything.)

Kyler gave me his gift of another bookmark (it's a good thing I love to read!) and a fill-in-the-blank paper he'd completed at school that made me laugh with joy. According to Kyler's paper, I am 26 years old, I weigh 90 lbs :), I love cleaning, and I play with him a lot on the trampoline (note to self: do that more!)

Kolby made me a clay flower pot with little plastic flowers - yellow because he knows that's my favorite color - and a note that brought tears to my eyes:

"My mother has a green thumb, 
she loves each flower and tree. 
But she says her most important job 
is to grow a beautiful me!"

And my honey even spoiled me with flowers for the yard and a delicious Sunday dinner, which he cooks for us every Sunday, but still, it was wonderful. Love you, dear!

Okay, does Mother's Day ever get any better than this? I doubt it.

And speaking of things that don't get any better, we paid visits to two of the greatest women in the world tonight.

Kathy, thank you for raising a son who is such a good father and husband, and thank you for being my mother too. You've been through so much this year and you've been so strong. The thought of losing a son is beyond my comprehension. You are an example to me of constancy, love, endurance, and kindness. I love you.

And Mom, how can I say thank you for being my mom? I honestly don't know. Perhaps I should have made a bookmark or a clay pot, because those things sure made me feel loved today. But I guess that's the thing about Mother's Day. It's impossible to repay or properly thank a woman who gives life, direction, encouragement, love, and guidance. I guess all I can do is try to emulate who you are and be at least half as good at being a mother as you. I love you so much!

Happy Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

most photographed kid in america

It must be Spring or something, because my camera won't stay in its case!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

This one...

...was feeling left out of that last post so...
(This one was totally his idea. I love it!)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Yay for...

...skinny jeans :) :)