Tuesday, May 11, 2010

happy mama

This last weekend was more joyous than I could have imagined! The weather couldn't have been better, nor the moods of each family member the entire weekend!

Here is the weekend round-up, because it was that good!

Friday, we picnicked at Cottonwood Beach.

Saturday was just as beautiful as the day before. The skies were robin egg blue, and the temperature was perfect for a jaunt down at the Camas Mother's Day Plant Fair.

I could hardly believe my eyes, when we arrived and found practically the entire downtown area shut down to accommodate space for the many, many gardeners and growers presenting the fruits of their labor.

There were bonsai plants, trees, hanging baskets, herbs and a plethora of green and colorful bunches of earth exuding color for sale.

What did I buy, you wonder?

Not plants for my bare pots,
or hanging baskets to dangle from my porch to welcome visitors.
Not a bonsai to add culture to my largely traditional decor,
and not fresh herbs to enjoy over the many summer moons.

So, what did I buy, you ask again?


A kit, of all things.

To do it myself.

Funny how that works, and often, it seems--

that I opt to give it a whirl myself before I spend money on the ready-made versions.

Delighted with my purchase and my willingness to dive in and plant the seeds with my bare hands, I barely notice that something is off.

Unsure about what I just did, I ask Husband for confirmation as I walk away, "Did I just spend $20 on seeds and wooden sticks?" Ironic how that works when you opt to "do it yourself," with half the purpose being that you think you can save money.

Lovingly, though, his response was "it'll be more fun for you this way."

What can I say? I'm a sucker for crafty talent and an A+ in presentation.

One herb kit sold!

Upon my arrival home, after my sheepish discovery of my lack of frugality in certain areas, Husband sent me on my way to find flowers for my pots elsewhere. Shhhh...the fair was over-priced! I hate to say that, especially when I like to give back to my community, but c'mon?

Thanks to a certain nursery expert, I returned home with a beautiful combination of flowers and vines. I can't wait to see them in full bloom!

Sunday was just as beautiful as Friday and Saturday. I woke early to my little ones scampering around my room. Forgetting that it was Mother's Day and not Father's Day, I headed down stairs, grabbed my Spark (No, not Sparks the alcoholic drink. It's a non-carbonated energy drink packed full of vitamins and minerals), whipped up a batch of banana pancakes and eggs and hurried to have them ready before Husband woke. He seemed confused at the sight, but kindly let me finish what I started.

We spent the rest of the day attending church, picnicking on the lawn with strawberry banana smoothies in goblets, lounging around the house, and leaving quite the mess in the kitchen. I also spent some time creating more bookmarks for my shop (yes, shop!--details to come).

It was one special Mother's Day weekend.

My girl and I.

Mother's Day 2010

(My sweet boy was sleeping, and the photograph that was supposed to happen, never did. Bummer.)


Jennifer D May 12, 2010 at 7:22 AM  

Such pretty smiles! Happy Mom's Day.

Your seeds will be a learning experience for you all, THAT is why you got that sweet little kit.

b davis May 12, 2010 at 8:13 AM  

What a cute kit. I am glad you had a nice weekend. And good weather!

Connie May 12, 2010 at 9:00 AM  

Beautiful, beautiful on all accounts. Love you all so much!

Erin May 12, 2010 at 9:43 AM  

I love that little kit! So cute! It does sound like a beautiful weekend! Such a gorgeous pic of you and lil' B. :)

Tammy May 13, 2010 at 7:44 AM  

The kit will be well worth it on many accounts....don't feel guilty. The pic of you and Brooklynn is one of my favorites. So so sweet.

a little bit biased May 15, 2010 at 4:34 PM  

Oh, seeing that picture of you and Brooklynn (which was beautiful might I say) reminded me that I had intended to get pictures of me & the kids on Mother's Day. I totally forgot. Oops! Anyways, the box with the "seeds & sticks" was just cute so I could see how you could get distracted from the price.

prashant May 25, 2010 at 5:29 AM  

Such pretty smiles!!
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