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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Grains of Gratitude

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mothers out there!

Would you like another free 8x10? Snapfish is giving away a free 8x10 today only. Use coupon code HIMOM (doesn't include shipping, but still a 2.99 value).

So much to be grateful for from last week:

1. This morning Joe made strawberry cheesecake french toast (Thanks Sandra, they were yummy!)

2. Last night Lucas woke up at 4, nursed, and went right back to sleep (the night before it took over an hour for him to settle back to sleep). Then he slept until 930 this morning - that was nice!

3. The base privatized housing company held a spouse appreciation luncheon on Friday (It was Military Spouse Appreciation Day). The buffet was nice with chicken, sandwich, fruit, veggie, and cheese trays.

4. Our MOPS group held their annual "Mops and Pops Dinner." It was nice to get dressed up and have dinner out without the kids (well except for Lucas who went with us). Kayla was excited to go to the MOPPETS room to play that night.

5. Yesterday the housing office sponsored an event in conjunction with Home Depot. They had free lunch, giveaways, activities for the kids (planting seeds), and free flowers for the residents to take home. They ended up having so many free flowers that by the end they were giving trays away. This is what I took home:

Too bad I don't have a green thumb - at all! I know these have to be replanted but I have no idea how to do all that and make sure they don't all die off! But I'm going to try and will enjoy these while they last!

6. I'm grateful for the kindness of other bloggers! I received the book I won from Nancy and can't wait to start reading it.

I received some Babylegs from Braska and her mommy "just because" - thank you so much! I still have to take a picture of Lucas wearing them.

I also received the taggy ball I won from Erin. Not only did she send that, but she sent "a little something" for Kayla too. Look what she made for Kayla:

A personalized tote bag! Didn't she do a great job on it? It was so nice of her to include Kayla when the drawing was just for the taggy ball! This will be perfect to take to the library.

Thank you Erin! You should check out her Tag! You're It store and see the cute stuff she makes.

Chris passed this on to me...thank you Chris! I'd like to pass it on to Cheri, Noel, Beth, Julie, and Karen.

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chelle said...

aw what wonderful little sentiments!

Happy Mother's Day!

w00t for the sleep! I wish :P

MIL/MOM/GM said...

Michelle, just find a spot in your yard that gets some sun, some shade. The hole you dig for each flower should just be a little bigger than the potting soil they are in now, fill in around the plant with the dirt you dug out of the hole. Place each flower about 6 to 8 inches apart and they should grow with no problems. Oh, please be sure to water them a couple of times a week :-)

Happy Mother's Day my wonderful DIL

PEA said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too, dear Michelle:-) Sounds like even Lucas decided to let you sleep in! hehe Listen to your MIL, she told you perfectly what to do to plant those flowers! lol xoxo

Tammy said...

A very happy Mother's Day to you, Michelle!

Jen said...

What a great week you have had. The flows are great...so pretty. Kayla and Lucas are so cute...enjoy your day!

Dori (Aviva's mommy) said...

Happy Mother's Day...sounds like you had a very nice day and a great week.

Laura said...

Hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day!!!

Lilith Silvermane said...

Thank you so much for the note on my blog.

Your friend is so sweet to send that thing for Kayla! It's adorable!

You are so lucky to have such a loving family and that breakfast sounds AMAZING!!

Corey~living and loving said...

oh my yes....so much to be grateful for. :)
Happy Mother's Day.

Karen said...

That French toast sounds super yummy! I'll have to try some.

And yeah for Lucas sleeping better at night - what a great Mother's Day from your little man.

Thanks so much for the award - I love that you thought of me when passing on that much deserved bloggy bling.

LauraJ said...

ohhh I'm envious of your flowers! I love to play in dirt! I had dirt up to my elbows saturday replanting tomato seedlings. sooo much fun!! :D
Happy Mama's day to you too!

Nancy said...

Thanks for the pictures and for updating us on your Mother's Day weekend. What a fun time!

Before I forget, with regards to the flowers you are about to plant, try using "Osmocote" when you plant them. It's a 3 month feeding for plants. Simply place the plant food in the hole before you plant each plant and then sprinkle some on the top of the soil after you are done. This will feed your plants for you for 3 months and it's a tremendous help.

Little Kayla is a doll and she looks like she loves her new tote!

Have a great week.

Killlashandra said...

Wow, strawberry cheesecake french toast sounds absolutely wonderful. Joe's breakfast meals always sound really amazing.

The Home Depot event sounds like a great success. Even if you don't have a super green thumb you can always buy a pot and some soil and just plant them in there. My thumbs not very green either but I've taken the easy way out and it seems to have worked well. :)

Happy mother's to you too!

jessica said...

Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day!! Strawberry Cheesecake Pancakes sound sooo good!!

Tara said...

I hope you had a great Mother's Day! I bet you loved it that Lucas slept that great! Woohoo!

Every minute counts.... said...

Happy mother's day to you too!( I know a day late,sorry) Lucas and Kayla get bigger everytime I see pictures of them, I can't imagine how fast they are growing right before your eyes!
Thank you for the E-for everyone rating..you are too kind:)

Christine said...

Happy belated Mother's Day, Michelle!

With Lucas sleeping in, sounds like the start of a wonderful day!

Hope the rest of your day was just as wonderful! :)

schatzi said...

Glad to read that you had a great Mother's Day too....Love the photos.



camille said...

Hi there,
Just wanted to thank you so much for those yogurt coupons! I used one of them today for yogurt drinks and am going to give one to connor tomorrow. Thanks again!

Mom24 said...

What a great day! I, too, have a black thumb...good luck with your flowers--they sure look pretty for now! LOL. Yeah, Lucas for giving you more sleep, hopefully he'll do it again! I can't wait to see the baby legs.

Kayla's bag is too cute. I'm sure she will love it. Glad you had fun at your dinner too. Aren't nights out just heavenly?

Bonita said...

Wow! Sounds like you've really been celebrating! I'm glad you got to go to all of those fun things and get all those prizes. The tote bag for Kayla was such a thoughtful gift and her expression in the picture is pricelss.

K.T. is Mommatude said...

Sounds pretty cool!!Now I am off to check out all of those links...

BTW,I have something interesting over at my blog for DS children... ;)

Beth said...

thanks, Michelle!!!