She’s the one who made you blueberry pancakes on Sunday mornings. She made you milkshakes and rented your favourite movies when you had your wisdom teeth out… Who’s that we’re talking about? MOM of course!
Since I’ve become a Mom, Mother’s Day has taken on more meaning for me…if I can be honest, it kinda feels like a second birthday! My husband usually asks what I want to do on Mother’s Day and I usually answer that I want to do something fun together as a family. He and the kids make breakfast and then we usually embark on a trip to the park, a picnic together and a swim for the dog (sometimes that part is unplanned!) We don’t worry too much about what we do, just that we spend time together having fun.
If you were to ask me today what my favourite sound in the world was my answer would be the giggles and shrieks of delight from my girls when they are being pushed on the swings. I really must hit the video button on my phone one of these times to keep this memory forever…you know how it is, one of these days the swings won’t hold the same joy as they do when they’re so young, and this moment will be lost.
So here’s a few ideas we used for Mother’s Day. I will admit as I work on ideas I do so thinking of my mother. (Grandma always get something special from my girls on Mother’s Day.)
So this year Grandma got chocolate flowers. Super easy–chocolates are glued onto the centre of silk flowers and tucked inside a flower pot. (I did glue oasis into my pot to hold the flower stem in place.) Super cute–I love this!
As I write this I notice I totally blocked the shot of the pot (Also thinking I have stamps I need to start getting out to jazz up envelopes or maybe learn calligraphy!)
I am also a firm believer of the handmade card. Easy to do (okay, sometimes working with little fingers and toes is a challenge…definitely is easier if you choose a time to do this when you have an extra pair of hands–one holds the hand or foot, while the other places the PAPER where you want the print), they show someone you took the time to think of them.
What??? Where’s the antenna on that second butterfly? Thumbprints don’t cut it, I think I’m gonna Sharpie in an antenna! If you’re not into butterflies, handprints make great tulips as well, just add a stem…
We put together a card for our daycare provider too! Did you know today, May 8th is Daycare Provider Appreciation Day? (Someone was clever when they thought that up–right before Mother’s Day…) Anyways, our daycare provider is a tea lover, so we put together a little card for her. The yellow one is scrapbook paper, which I would use again as it’s stiffness gave the teacup great shape. Each of the girls painted flower fingerprints on a construction paper cup. Monkey had no interest in painting that day and just played with the paint on her hands. Bug got a few flowers on her cup before she was painting the front and back of her hands with paint and not using paper at all. Remember how I said sometimes our crafts don’t go as planned–today was one of those times!
Am I not with it or what? I have also covered up the text in our card! Just in case you’re curious it says, “A cup of tea just for you, in appreciation for all you do.”
So what’s going on in your house for Mother’s Day this weekend? Whatever you choose to do–have fun, enjoy your special day!