May 10, 2010

Mother's Day, Ayla's Garden

These were the best Mother's Day pictures I could get!

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I hope all of you Momma's out there had a wonderful Mother's Day. We had a great day. John's parents, grandmother and my mother all came over for a little visit! John surprised me with this Willow Tree collection. I had mentioned a while back that I would love to have these and he remembered and bought them for me. Thank you sweetie, I love them and I would LOVE to have the Willow Tree Nativity set ONE DAY too...just saying..lol.

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Isn't this the perfect Mother's day gift. The couple is named "Together", for those who have found their true partner in love and life. Then we have the little boy named "Inquisitive child", which is definitely Brennan and the little girl is named " Spirited Child", which again describes Ayla perfectly. The older boy is named " Heart of Gold", which represents my oldest son Kaleb. He absolutely has a heart of gold and I have said this many times!

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Kaleb had to work all day so I did not get a picture with all of my little loves, but when he came home from work he gave me a gift. This is the first time he has actually went out and bought me something with his own money so I was very surprised to say the least. When I opened it up, it was a pandora bracelet. I couldn't believe my 16 year old did that for me. I was so happy and proud of him it made me tear up a little. Of course I did ask him if it was real, hehe and it was, he HAD to show me the receipt. Anyway, I just thought that was the sweetest thing ever! I love all of my children so much, I am truly blessed to be their Momma!

After everyone left, we helped Ayla plant a "garden" as she says. She is always wanting to plant something, she has all the tools to do it, lol, so John took her to Lowe's this morning and they picked out some vegetables to plant. We planted, tomatoes, carrots and green beans. I really hope everything turns out, if not, we still had the best time working on this together. She loves to water the flowers, so we thought this would be fun for her to do everyday. We usually buy flowers and plant them on Mother's day but it was freezing this weekend so we decided to wait for a better weekend!

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It looks like we have a lot of work to do!!

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17 comments:

Sandi said...

You have such a beautiful family. Looks like you had a fantastic mother's day!

Allyson said...

I love all your Mother's Day pics and I so hope Ayla's Garden turns out well! I have a black thumb but hope one day to have a small garden.

Kickin' Kari said...

I'm glad you had such a great day!

Amanda M. said...

Okay, I kind of almost teared up a little during the part about your oldest son. What a wonderful boy. Oh my, you are so blessed! And I just LOVE the precious pics at the top with you and the little ones. So darling. Sounds like a fabulous day.
SO cold here, too! Brrrr....tomorrow the high is supposed to be only 40-something. Um, freezing!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

those are beautiful pictures!!! you have three gorgeous kiddos! so glad you mother's day was great. ayla's garden is so sweet.

Stephanie said...

It looks like you had a great day. You have such sweet kids. And I agree, Ayla and my girls would get along fabulously :)

Maria Lane said...

I always tell you this but you have a very beautiful sweet family!!! I'm glad you had a great Mother's day sweetie! I LOVE all of the pictures!!! I'll send you in an email your partner tomorrow!! Im so EXCITED about the braclet swap!!!YAY!! After this one....I'm going to do a summer girl fun basket swap........Anyway...check your eamil..and email me your address girl!

xoxo

Christensen's said...

Looks like fun!! Happy (late) Mother's Day!!

Paige said...

You're family is just so adorable! I think it is extremely sweet that Caleb bought you something with his own money! That is truly what Mommy Day is about, is showing them how much you care! I hope that Ayla's garden turns out fabulous. I think the flood has ruined Miss Charli Beth's garden already =/ It looks pretty sad. lol.

We also got the dresses in the mail this weekend and LOVE them! Let me know if you have anything else!

Kimberly said...

You have a beautiful family! Loved all the pictures!

Stephanie said...

I love the Mother's Day pictures! They really capture what motherhood is all about :) I am glad that ya'll had fun on your Disney trip...the Coronado Springs resort looks beautiful. I can't wait until we get to go back!

Lauren said...

I love your Mother's Day pix! So cute! Looks like A has quite the green thumb...send her my way!

Candace said...

Fabulous pictures. Fabulous gifts. Happy (late) Mother's Day!

Erin said...

How fun!! Looks like a great mothers day and I love WILLOW TREE FIGURES!! I have 6 or 7 of them and I love love them :)

Thanks for commenting on my blog !!

christy rose said...

What wonderful pictures! Looks like you had a great Mother's Day!!! Planting a garden is such a wonderful idea for Mother's Day. Looks like Ayla had fun!! Jacob helped plant flowers with my mom on Sunday too!!!! He had a blast too!

Ashley Hamby said...

What a great Mothers Day you had! Beautiful pictures!

wife.mom.nurse said...

I LOVE all of the photos.

Willowtree is so special. I like buying them as gifts and receiving them :)

My girl wants to have a garden too! Sweet :)