For years, every Mother's Day, my favorite activity has always been for the family to go fishing or hiking. Sometimes we do both. This year turned out nearly as fun - not quite, only because a few of the munchkins were busy elsewhere :-(
We rented a heavy duty log splitter and spent the day splitting wood! I know that sounds like not so much fun to most sane moms, but I really enjoyed it! Out in the sunshine and fresh air (well, ignore the exhaust fumes from the gas engine of the log splitter AND the deafening roar of same engine), kiddos playing (or working!) around me, hubster and I (and IBoy, bless his muscles!) sweatin' away. It was fun! Even better, I know how much I am going to enjoy burning that same wood this winter when the wind is howling and the snow is falling.
MissE stayed home, ahem, to do schoolwork, ahem. When we drug our tired puppies in the door late that night, she greeted me with a million dollar smile. She had cleaned the entire stinkin' house for me! Everything was tidy and sparkling! ahem.
She scavenged the property for some colorful posies.
Bob, the Evil Tomato makes an ugly appearance again this year.
I even found a gorgeous origami rose waiting for me!
This card, however, stole my heart. It is from, as you can plainly see from the signatures, Zabi and Chicka! They could hardly wait to have me open their gift. Oh yes, they couldn't wait for me to open it - they told me what it was as they handed it to me - wrapped, of course! In case you can't read what the card says - All things grow with tender loving care. Thanks for helping me to grow!
IBoy captured this gorgeous sunset recently, just had to share!