Taking time out – Mother’s Day

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What more can you ask for, for Mother’s Day but a relaxing time with family. That is exactly what my day was like yesterday. I got my favorite flowers – tulips in amazingly bright colors and a Raclette set (see yesterday’s post) from the hubby. My son made an amazing flower and wrote the nicest things about his mum. Isn’t it amazing how the simplest things from your child can bring out so many emotions of happiness?

Sean is 5 years old and is in Kindergarten, for non-US folks 1st year in primary school.ย They made a flower and each petal is an adjective to describe their Mum. His said “My mom is….Artistic, Good Cook, Helpful, Pretty, Smart, ? we aren’t sure what this last one is”

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This is now hanging in my office (note to self – mod-podge does not work well with ink). He also wrote a note which just in case I will add the translation and my comments are in blue ;-):

  1. She is as pretty as a beautiful butterfly.
  2. She weighs 1 pound and is 5 feet tall (for starters…why would you put this on a note such as this – right??? Anyway, I thought it sweet that I was only ย 1 pound ๐Ÿ™‚ )
  3. My mum’s favorite place to go is the mountains. (which is so true)
  4. I think my mom is really funny when she takes a shower (I think I need to explain to my 5-year-old that I don’t think that was exactly the right meaning of the question, oh dear…the honesty of a 5-year-old ๐Ÿ™‚ )
  5. My mom is so smart, she even knows how to sew (I was surprised and delighted that he considers my craftiness/sewing as being smart)
  6. I like it best when my mom hugs me (I do too, he gives the best cuddles)
  7. I wouldn’t trade my mum for toy Lego (well wouldn’t you know that I am more valuable than his Lego’s)

Again it amazes me at the thought and perception one already has at 5. Love all my thoughtful gifts.

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The rest of the day was wonderful, quilted my Madrona road challenge quilt top (just in time for the guild meeting last night…will post details tomorrow), went to the Durham Life and Science Museum and then had fun sharing projects at our modern quilt guild meeting which is now held at Spoonflower (my favorite place to visit at the moment). I really enjoyed having a laid back kind of day with the family!

I hope you all had a great time too. I would love to hear what made it special so leave a comment or a link to your blog and I will come and take a look. To finish up I will leave you with a couple more photos from our visit with the Dinosaurs.

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8 thoughts on “Taking time out – Mother’s Day

  1. Susan Owenby

    Happy Mother’s Day to you! Sounds like you all had a good one. I didn’t get any super awesome drawings like that (no time when they are EOG prepping ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ), but I did get to sleep until I woke up. Pretty amazing really – can’t remember the last time I did that!

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  2. nicole

    Sounds like a fantastic day, Michelle! It was good seeing you. And thank you for the note about my quilt. Would you mind sending your email address so that I can respond personally in the future? Thanks!

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