Mother's Day Instagrams


Ah, Mother's Day.  I had a lovely Mother's Day.  To recap:  my own mother spent the week with us. (She lives in Oklahoma.)  Friday, Ma, the girls, and I went to the school carnival.  We had fun, for the most part. Little Sis won the cake walk twice, and avoided any Junie B. Jones fruitcake-style disasters by choosing the double chocolate banana cake I made and donated, and allowing her sister to choose a red velvet cake. Big Sis won a 2-liter of soda and a zoo date with her art teacher.  She loves her art teacher.  Then Little Sis had a complete meltdown in the library because she failed to win the raffle basket containing the cheap, $10 Cabbage Patch Kid we donated.  (Yeeeeeaaaahhhh... ) Saturday, we bid Ma farewell, and I took the girls to a birthday party, where Little Sis decided not to be shy.  She was quite silly, really.  When Mr. B came home from work Saturday night, he brought these for me:


Crazy daisies!

And on Sunday morning, I woke up from a weird dream with a pounding headache, made much better by breakfast in bed and this lovely gift that Little Sis made in art class:



Then Mr. B kicked us out of the house, and I took the girls to Century II for the annual Friends of the Wichita Art Museum Art & Book Fair!  The weather was windy, but nice.

I love all the public art downtown.

We bought three books for a grand total of $4!  Little Sis insisted we buy a crumbly, 1890s Book of Common Prayer, complete with pipe tobacco scent.  We also bought a Golden Early Reader by Charlotte Zolotow and a very nice copy of Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas by Russell and Lillian Hoban!  We picked up a few edible goodies to gift for Mother's Day and for teachers, then the girls tried their hands at melted crayon drawing and a free Monart class.  Well, I have to admit, I tried the melted crayon drawing, too.  I mean, how cool is that?


Then we made some Mother's Day gift deliveries of our own.  We stopped by my grandma's, and gave her some daisies and a Mother's Day chocolate from Cero's.  Then we headed to my sister's house with more flowers and chocolate.  We played with the little cousins, and the girls posed in front of my sister's latest chalk masterpiece:


We came home to find my Mother's Day surprise waiting for us:  a cleaned-up, summer-fied front porch!  I am so easy to please.  Seriously, clean stuff for me, and I am happy.  I couldn't wait to sit and enjoy it.

But first, we headed out to DeFazio's Italian Restaurant for some yummy Italian food.  I overate, but it was worth it.

Our porch was lovely last night.  Especially around 11 o'clock, as Mr. B and I watched some storms roll around us to the west.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend!



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  1. so much fun and pretty! we had breakfast at our house with Andrew's mom, then we gardened, then we watched J and some neighbor kids fly kites, then we did nothing, then we had dinner out with my mom and stepdad. I ate too much and felt really really sick. But aside from that, it was a lovely day!

    wish I could sip a summery tea drink with ya on your summery porch!!!! :)

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    1. I wish you could, too! It was rainy and cool today, though. Poor Big Sis went to school in shorts. Oops.

      I'm glad you had a lovely Mother's Day, too! xoxoxoxo

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  2. Oh how sweet. I love it. Clean things make me happy too. So glad you had an awesome Mother's Day!

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    1. I hate cleaning, but I get depressed when things aren't clean. Terrible, no? Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day yourself!

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  3. Great to hear you had such a good time! We did nothing, but it was a wonderful quiet day. We played at home and we played in the park. It was warm and sunny and carefree. Love your daisies and necklace :)

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    1. Quiet and content is nothing to sneeze at! I'm glad you had a happy day, and thank you! xoxo

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  4. We went to the art & book fair, too, but didn't have any luck! It's pretty rare for me to leave a book sale empty handed. I love that you ended up getting your own cake-walk cake back. Hey, at least you know you'll like it!

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    1. I told both girls, I want that bread back! I also sent no-bake cookies, but I didn't care about those. The banana bread is pretty awesome. I was surprised we found the books we did. I almost missed Emmet Otter. It was under some other titles. I miss the old days, when the River Fest was in May and the Art & Book Fair was held during the festival. It was the only River Fest event I still attended, aside from the old closing day fireworks (also gone). We'd get our buttons, go to the Art & Book Fair, which was so much bigger in those days. Then we'd grab a bite from the food court and listen to the live music being performed outside Century II. I haven't attended River Fest since it moved to June. Oh, well.

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