mother’s day

May 9, 2010 |  Category:   family holidays

Love the handmade Mother’s Day gifts from the kids. I love that Mia planted 2 little marigolds in a cup covered with foam hearts at school. I remember making gifts like this too when I was a kid. And I love that Claudine’s people drawings now have life-like proportions (a torso, a waist) and accessories (short, puffed sleeves and nail polish bling on the fingers, though the number of fingers on each hand seem to have multiplied).

Mother’s Day. Now that the Flea has been moved from Sundays to Saturdays and Mark doesn’t have to work anymore for Mother’s Day brunch, we get to have that holiday back. We have nothing planned, however, and I’ve been supremely lazy the last couple of days. I’m not going to wax deep words like I did last year on Mother’s Day. These days it’s fairly simple. I feel equal parts exasperation and equal parts Hearts in My Eyes when it comes to the girls. It’s the little things that make the day. A simple, absent-minded reach for my hand when we’re walking down the street; a pat, a lean with encircled arms and a squee as one of the girls walk by while I’m on the couch working. This is the stuff I try to focus on.

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  • Joni May 9, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Happy Mother’s Day, Jenna!

  • mau May 9, 2010 at 3:15 am

    i agree with you…it’s the little everyday gestures that make a mother’s life so special.happy mother’s day jenna!

  • Chai Ling May 9, 2010 at 9:42 am

    You’re one of the beautiful ladies whom I know who deserve this day : ) Your girls are very lucky to have you : )

  • Anna @ D16 May 9, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Happy, happy mother’s day to you, Jenna.

  • Caddy May 9, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Happy Mother’s Day! Your kids gifts are sweet. 🙂

  • ChantaleP May 9, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Happy Mother’s Day Jenna!

  • Jenna May 9, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    thank you ladies, you are all sweet. Happy mother’s day to you too.

  • bronwyn May 9, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Hand holding is my favorite. Happy Mother’s Day Jenna.

  • bronwyn May 9, 2010 at 8:35 pm

    PS – Claudine’s drawing is amazing. Really.

  • Bruce May 21, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Happy Mother’s Day Jenna!