Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

When I was little, it was always my job to stand in front of my mother, or at least slightly in front of her so that she would look thinner in photos. It looks like I can gain as much weight as I please because my children completely bury me! Bring on the doughnuts!

My Mother's Day present to myself. I'm a big fan of paper plates, but for the past few months I've classified them as a frivolous expense to help trim the budget. These were clearanced at Walmart last night for $1.00. I couldn't resist. They are even high quality paper plates! These should get us through 4 meals.

Rachel was crying in the family room so I put her in her high chair with some crackers. She sat there for 10 minutes before I noticed the blood on her collar from the blood dripping down her face. Apparently she was crying about the gash in her scalp which would explain why Jason kept saying, "Head. Head." I think he was the guilty suspect. Nothing like celebrating Mother's Day doing a little Spray 'N Washing. Rachel is ok. It was just a lot of blood from a little hole.

And FINALLY the priesthood wisened up this year and gave all the mothers at church CHOCOLATE! Usually we get a potted flower that I'll sit on my porch railing with good intentions of planting, but forget about it and it wilts to its death. The chocolate was delicious and I quickly planted it in my belly.

Today was a good day. There was a thunderstorm. I got a nap. I talked to my grandmother and my mother. My family made me biscuits and leftovers for dinner. We had strawberry shortcake for dessert. The only thing missing was the children singing Mother's Day songs in Sacrament meeting at church. What's up with that? I missed it.

As mundane as the daily tasks of motherhood can be, I do like being a mother.

"Recognize that the joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction."

Here's a little joy and satisfaction.


  1. Amen about the chocolate. Plus it was small enough I could justify not sharing. Those priesthood are smart.

    We had a similar mother's day surprise. We were walking to the car for church when the 16 month old suddenly flipped upside down and smashed up her forehead really well, lets just say it had turned three shades of red and purple plus some blood. One giant bandaid later and we were on our way again only slightly late.

    As for the hiding behind your kids, I think my mother got used to that too, and now in pictures she sort stands behind my father, which is funny because he is taller than her and she sort of looks like she is hiding from people.

  2. Bradley's lack of his two front teeth makes him look slightly vampiric in the group photo. It's a good thing he wasn't standing next to Rachel!

  3. love the pic of you with all the kids! that's soooo precious! i love mother's day too- it's the best day! i feel so blessed by my children too. they bring so much to life. always such a happy day! glad yours was good!

  4. I love that picture of you covered with all your cuties!