Ah, lovely Planetarians, thanks so much for your kindness about my last post about being nominated as a Kidspot Top 50 blogger for 2011. I am amazed at, and touched by, your responses. Thanks for lifting my spirits! Now, finally I have a moment to post about Mothers’ Day now that Blogger’s little hissy fit is over and we can post properly again. I had such a full day, packed with action, kisses, cuddles, presents, present-making (for my Mum – I was running a little late!), yummy food and lots of emotion. As usual, my darling Mr PB was the Ringmaster Extraordinaire, marshalling the pixies to create a sumptuous breakfast in bed, morning tea for his mum and afternoon tea for mine and my sister and her family. He’s definitely a keeper, that one! I’ll let the photos tell the story of my day.
I was woken by the pixies bearing breakfast on a tray, complete with the best china and flowers picked from the garden. They had prepared scrumptious scrambled eggs and bacon with Atlantic salmon, roasted tomatoes and all the trimmings. Here’s the spread (yes - lovely bed-hair!).
We had cuddles and *rare* photos of me with each of them. First, my beautiful big boy.
Then my gorgeous big girl.
And finally, my sweet little boy.
We attempted to get one of me with all three pixies but as usual, Quicksilver Sam squirmed away at the crucial moments. This is the best we could do – keeping it real here, as usual, sweet Planetarians!
They’d been excited for the whole week or so leading up to the Big Day as they made goodies at school and daycare. Every day, India would ask “How many sleeps until Mothers’ Day?”. They had great fun shopping with Mr PB on Saturday and then wrapping them that night. This is what they presented to me, jumping up and down in impatient excitement. It was filled with presents, lovingly wrapped inside!
Now you all know how much I *adore* wrapping presents. Well, I’m so excited to see the pixies developing an appreciation for this as well. With Mr PB’s help, they raided my stash of paper goodies and here are some of the treasures they created. Here are Joshua’s first, starting with his wrapping.
See the rainbow, sun, sky and our family? My heart melts.
Then his card.
Oh, be still, my beating heart! Here’s the inside. I *love* the fact he’s learning to write.
Here’s his first present – a handmade whirling plastic flower for the garden, complete with butterflies and a heart. See – he knows blue and green are my favourite colours!
And his second – a book he wrote and illustrated. I treasure every word and drawing in it.
And now India’s card, ably assisted by Mr PB.
And her present – some yummy rumballs in a little box, all made and decorated by her.
And here’s the family’s present – a new laundry basket for our new home. Ooh, I’m *starting* to get excited!
It was filled with chocolates of all varieties, including my treasured German Ritter Sport, salmon dip, pâtés and a bottle of Tasmanian Frogmore Creek FGR riesling. Hmm, lusciousness!
All up, it was a really touching and heartfelt effort by Mr PB and the pixies. I am blessed. Especially when it’s not really all that long ago that we weren’t sure whether we could have any children. Yes, I am truly counting my blessings. And here’s a photo of my dear Mum with my handmade present. It was a hit.
And here’s my favourite shot of the day, finally getting my wriggly pixies into a group photo.
Joy personified. It doesn't get much better than this, in my books. I hope you all had your own treasured Mothers' Day moments as well. What did you get up to? Do share!