Monday, May 11, 2009

Beauty from my beasts :)

(Side note - I rarely call my children by their real names. I have numerous nicknames for them and some may sound odd and not terribly motherly, but hey, that's how we roll around here. So, if you see things like "beasts", please know I call them that with more love than you could ever imagine and they know it!)

My wonderful husband took some vacation time on Friday and took J to play some putt putt. I decided that napping with Henry was far more my speed at the time, so I snoozed for a glorious 2 1/2 hours. After putt putt and during my nap marathon, B and J shopped for these. I received them later Friday afternoon, after Will came home from school.

2 dozen of the prettiest red roses I think I've ever seen.

A BEAUTIFUL geranium patio pot! (it's sitting in the garage because the weatherman suggested we bring plants inside last night.....stupid Michigan weather.....)

I had the best Mother's Day! An awesome church service started the day and then it was off to buy MORE plants (I bought a lot on Saturday, too!), eat some lunch and then come home to weed the garden and watch my beloved Tigers whoop up on some Indians tail. We ate yummy Chinese take out for dinner and watched AFHV and Extreme Makeover Home Edition as a family. It was truly a fabulous day. For those of you that are mothers, I hope your day was fabulous, too.

Now, please say a little prayer for that geranium patio pot and its contents. I have a black thumb despite my best intentions and I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY want those plants to thrive this summer. I purchased SO. MANY. plants this weekend for pots on our deck, so say a little prayer for those, too. They definitely need it.


Amanda said...

love the flowers! I use to have a serious black thumb too- but i kept trying & killing, trying & killing and finally- things began to grow- I have two words for you Miracle Grow! that stuff is awesome. Thanks for stopping by- and I so know what you mean about dragging little ones along- I tried it once with my 2yo and 8 month old- never again!

Sandra said...

LOL I was the same way and still am at times, but I've kept trying and trying and now am actually able to grow some.