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:
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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