Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Mother's Day Pleasantries Begin

This morning at Teensy's preschool I attended a Mother's Day Luncheon. It was quite a lovely affair thanks to lots of planning and preparation from my friend, Rebecca (and to the other moms who each contributed part of the meal).

Before we are lunch, the kiddies serenaded the mommies with two songs. Of course, as soon as my Teense saw all those eyes on her (you know how scary the faces of your own mother and your preschool teachers can be), she darted behind me and hid under my skirt for the remainder of the performance. She's such a little spitfire; it just cracks me up that she gets so shy in front of groups!

Anyway, Rebecca had taken individual photos of the kids on Tuesday and added those photos to some paper flowers whose petals were actually cut-out hand prints of each child. The "garden" was all over Rebecca's house and looked adorable.


We enjoyed a delicious lunch which included homemade bread still warm from the oven! Thankfully, my Mackenna was so busy enjoying her grapes, strawberries, ham and Doritos, that she didn't have time to even think about chewing on my limbs!

Seriously though, my favorite part about the whole program was when Teensy gave me the tissue paper flowers she had made me and also presented me with a questionnaire Miss Rebecca had filled in with Teense's answers. It reads as follows:

My Mom

My favorite thing about my mom is...
she loves me.

My mom always helps me...
clean my room.

My mom's favorite thing to do is...
quilting.

My favorite thing to do with my mom is...
clean with her.

My mom's favorite color is...
yellow.

I help my mom by...
making cooking dough.

My mom likes...
to clean because our house is messy.

My mom is special because...
I love her.


At least she mentioned cleaning three times more than she mentioned cookie dough. I love the little glimpse into her perspective on things. How funny that she didn't say making cookie dough is her favorite thing to do with me. Instead, she said she helps me by making cookie dough. She's the victim here, people!


It was a mommy-feel-good affair and this mommy couldn't have needed it more!

8 comments:

Christie said...

This is one of my favorite things about mothers day. I love seeing their perspective. Congratulations on the prayer on Sunday, BTW, she did it!!!! Yipee

Jann said...

How sweet. What a great way to spend the day.

Amber said...

I'm guessing if you would have put a crown on her head she would have stood in the front of everyone. She just wants to be the princess.

P.S. The side pony looks great!

Anonymous said...

You are terrible for making her help with the cookie dough. I like the comment about cleaning because your house is messy. It is a rarity to see your house a real mess.

Esther

whitney allison said...

I swear everytime I see your hair it gets more and more chic. Also you're very sunkissed (is that an oxymoron?) which totally makes me jealous. I would comment on what Teense said about you but you said everything I thought after her list so yeah...

Tracy said...

You look great in that photo -- you must have a great photographer! Cute hair! It was such a fun afternoon. Apparently my favorite color is yellow too, who knew?

Brandon & Jen Jensen said...

Mendy, you look so pretty. I love all the Mother's Day stuff from my kids. It always makes me cry. Happy Mother's Day! -Jen

Cami said...

That looks fun. I had to miss the preschool mother's day thing because I had a baby. Luckily my mom went with Ethan. I love getting those little cards from the kids--even if they were forced upon them.

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