Thursday, May 21, 2009

Art Show!

We had our Art Show at school last week! Francie got a third place ribbon for the K3class!! She was so happy and I was so proud of her! She painted a picture of her house! She said her favorite thing about her house is "the picture frames and daddy to be home!"

Will painted a snowman decoration- I will definitly be using at Christmas! I love snowmen!

Other big news: Will lost his other front tooth!

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Best Day!!

This was a fantastic Mother's Day!! It started on Friday- Will's class had a Mother's Day Luncheon!! It was so sweet and loving!! Each first grader made their mom a picture frame magnet! They had us a rose and the children made our plates and served us! Also, the highlight of the luncheon is when each child reads a love note to their mom on stage! They also drew a picture of their mom!! I always think Will is so big- but when you see and hear he and his friends read their little love notes to their mom you realize that they're still little (which I am completely glad about)!! Will wrote about how he liked me because "I make him proud!!" Too Cute!! It was really so special- I will treasure that time with Will forever!!

Then on Saturday morning my fam gave me some much needed "Me" time!! I went to get my toes done- which was so luxurious!! Always a mom favorite!! After that we had a picnic at Star Lake and fed the geese!! My sweet kiddos got me ferns and flowers for the front porch and a beautiful wreath made of lavender!! I love it and the porch was needing some love too!

Sunday we went to my sisters house to celebrate with my mom!! We just ate and laughed and laughed and ate!! Dinner at Birki's house closed out the Mother's Day weekend!! It was a wonderful time!! This weekend made me remember how blessed I am to have such a loving family!

Mom, thanks for all you have done and continue to do for me!! You are the best mom anyone could have and my goal is to one day be as great as you!! I love you for always being there for me and for your encouragement and smiles!! You are a light!! So I'm taking this chance to say that I had the Best Day with you yesterday!! I love you!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Simple is Best!

"Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?" Matthew 5:25-26

We have a mommy robin who built a nest and laid eggs in our lamp post in our front yard!! The eggs hatched a couple of weeks ago! The highlight of our days has been watching this mommy feed her babies!! It is the sweetest thing I have ever seen! We have been sitting on the front porch and enjoying this wonderful creation God has made! They seem to have changed so much in such a short time! I know they will be leaving the nest soon!! I will miss them! Sometimes the simplest things in life are the best!