Monday, May 10, 2010

Two wishes for Mother's Day

When Steve asked me, "What do you want to do for Mother's Day?" I had exactly two wishes...

  1. To have a picture taken with the girls
  2. To have an afternoon nap
It was easier said than done, but ultimately, it was accomplished but there is a little more to the story.

Over the weekend, Kippy had some top secret activities going on in her room. She even made some signs to make sure her plans stayed under cover.
"No Mothers beond this point and that counts for you too Grandma."

"Mothers and Grandmas not aloud... um alowed... I don't know, but just don't enter."

Love her signs... Kippy and I have the same lack-of-spelling abilities. In fact, I think it is a dominate Sell trait... just ask my two brothers. ;-0
The impatient that Angelique planted and grew in her 3rd grade class, was blooming beautifully and stayed a complete surprise. Her handmade card and poem was priceless.

Abby gifted me with some great smelling Burt's Bees lotion and a unique "R" for my collection. Definitely above and beyond. Thank you, girls!

Initially, we had planned to take pictures right after church, but since it was only 35 degrees at that time, we delayed it until after lunch. That meant changing out of church clothes, working on a few projects {spray painting a chair, weeding the flower beds and planting some pansies} before lunch and then changing back into our church clothes after lunch to take pictures.
Maybe the whole delay wrecked the mo-jo for the photo shoot, because one of the daughters (appropriately nicknamed Fuss) was less than cooperative. My super power skills {aka bribery} were no match for the power of the Fuss. She turned a 15 minute event into a 2 hour affair and put wish #2 in complete jeopardy.
Don't let these few pics that made the cut and didn't get deleted mislead you into thinking it was a carefree and harmonious photographic event.
I must have deleted at least 125 pictures to get 5 that worked out ok.
I am glad that we persisted, despite the odds being stacked against us, including a complete meltdown with tears from Fuss.
In the end, no children were harmed, I completed a 60 minute afternoon nap and Mother's day was saved!
Now you know the rest of the story.


Lori said...

So worth it!! Now you will have those awesome, beautiful pics forever. The memories of the day will fade, but the smiles on your faces with light up dark days for years to come!!!

Charlene said...

I love the pink trees in the background! It brings such a sweet softness to the picture!

Heather said...

I love that your wishes were simple (a relative term to be sure) and that your sweet hubby did all that was within his power to make it happen! So happy that your Mother's Day wishes came true!

the mom~ said...

My wishes were pretty similar...I wanted to go to church, eat and have a nap...I got my simple wishes as well. The pictures turned out very nice despite Fuss ;)

Kathy said...

These are wonderful pictures.

My mother's day was spent cooking and entertaining. Today I am enjoying some quiet time with just me and Mav.