Monday, May 10, 2010

I LOVE being a mother!!

This past weekend was filled with crafting, dancing, and being loved by my family...MOTHER'S DAY!
Good or bad first...Bad? OK here is the little bit of bad!
My daughter had her last dance competition for this year on Friday and Saturday! And I will tell you, this competition SUCKED! Not that my daughter and her group did not do well...the people putting it on were terrible! They had Kaitlyn's jazz routine pitted against a hip hop routine and a lyrical routine! They cannot be based or judged the same! They had also sent out a schedule beforehand, yet once we got there the schedules were changed and people were not aware, so they were not there yet, it was the most expensive competition, they only had one set of judges so there was a break in between every dance, and the "wonderful" photography studio that was there to take action shots of all of the dancers, FAILED to take any pics of the first 3 solos...and my daughter was #3! The whole thing was just terrible! I will never again put my daughter in a competition run by Pageant Plus and I will NEVER take anyone to get photos at Avante! NEVER! But my daughter's group did do a dance that they learned in 2 weeks and did a really good job at it! So there is a plus!! LOVE my daughters facials! She is in the front to the right in case you missed her! ^ that I am over my ranting...the rest of my weekend was really good! I finished up the stuff I was making for my mom and grandma and sister for Mother's Day and my mom's Birthday!

Then on Sunday, Jason and the kids made me breakfast which consisted of a Cinnamon, raisin, walnut bread french toast, bacon and hash browns! The kids each made me a card (my favorite!!) and Kaitlyn made me a little gift from school (and bought me a 3 Muskateers...she said she looked for a 100 Grand because she knew it was my favorite, but could not find one so she bought this instead...and this was while I went back to get some pics that I had sent to be developed and then hunted around the store for her for 10 minutes...but how can you be mad really when you could not find her because she was up front BUYING you something for Mother's Day!)

Jason and the kids also got me the mini trampoline I was really wanting! No more sitting down watching the Biggest Loser on Tuesday nights...I will be bouncing away while I watch! :)

Then we took some time to go visit Jason's mom and my family.

My mom's birthday is on the 8th so it is always around Mother's Day! My grandma made a cake, so I made a brownie - cookie flower with fondant roses on it! Yummy!

I also made her these for her bathroom!

She was wanting some beachy pictures so I took some of the ones that I took when we went and stayed on Laguna Beach and added a few shells and a starfish! Love how they turned out!

And for Mother's Day, my mom wanted pics of her babies with their we had a photo session at my house a few weeks back and this is the end result! (sorry for the glare of lights in the picture of the pictures!)

I wanted to do something similar for my grandma, and this is how hers turned out!

My sister wanted an earring holder like the one I made myself...and I made her one! It was so cute and I FAILED to take a picture of need to send me a picture once you get it hung up and earrings in it!! :)

It was a really good day and everyone was so loving and appreciative - my kids all gave me big hugs (and sometimes it is hard to get a 4 year old boy to give you a two armed hug!) and they really showed that they loved me! It makes me feel so lucky to be a mom!!

Thanks...I love you guys!!

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Bonnie @ House of Grace said...

Great ideas!!! I love you pictures you used too! Thanks for sharing, following from JaG. I am your newest follower.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

I love the pictures hanging down from the mirror! Great idea. And YUMMY...that brownie cookie looks so good!

Kenzie said...

I love the frames! The Grandma one turned out so cute! I love all of the hanging pictures!

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

I LOVE that photo collage! I did a similar one recently but I like yours better, lol. I love how you overlapped them in places and the ribbon is a nice touch! Very cute :)

Alicia W. said...

What an adorable idea! I love it.