Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day and Mayfest

Yesterday I awoke to the sound of sweet voices wishing me a Happy Mother's Day. I ventured downstairs to find a BEAUTIFUL hand-rubbed teak bench in our foyer (thank you Michael - I LOVE IT). It was a complete surprise, although he knows I've wanted one since we moved in. I've been searching for one for a while, but hadn't found the perfect fit. He did.

On the bench was a display of some very special handmade cards. Sullivan's actually brought me to tears as he declared me "The Best Mom Ever" for the following reasons:
  • You make the best chocolate chip cookies
  • You take me to the zoo
  • You take me to the pool
  • You stay home with me when I'm sick
  • You love Easter and Christmas
  • You love and care for me
How sweet is that?!?

In the afternoon, while Michael worked in the yard and the boys played outside, Oakley and I attended Mayfest -- a local arts festival in a historic park and on the campus of one of our universities. It's a beautiful setting and the weather was perfect.

She got her face painted, and together we danced the Maypole and snacked on kettle corn amidst artists, fountains, flowers, strolling performers and gypsy dancers.

They even had a small petting zoo this year and Oakley loved feeding the sheep, although she was more than ready to wash the slobber off when she was finished.

She kept saying, "This is so much fun, Mommy. Just me and you and you and me."

It was a perfect day in every way. Happy Mother's Day to you all!!


The Ferrill's said...

Pure Sweetness, for sure!

Felicia said...

What a sweet family you have!! Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!

Anonymous said...

Love the face painting -- it makes her look very exotic! Glad you had such a great day!

Lisa P.

Mission To Macie said...


Anonymous said...

So precious! Can't
believe how much she has grown!
And how very sweet of Sullivan. Rachel just asked about "Suvvilan" the other day...

David and Sarah said...

Such a sweet card from Sullivan! So glad that you had a special day!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Sounds like a perfect Mother's Day!!

Hope you are gaving a good week!


Anonymous said...

Oakley... I love this name!! And what a beautiful little girl who has it!

All 4 My Gals said...

Their face painter was TALENTED! She looks lovely! I can't wait to see your bench too. post a pic. Love you!

Whitty's Four said...

Caeleigh can not wait to see Ms Oakley! She looks so cute!!

Marla said...

Happy belated Mothers Day, it sounded like a perfect day! I love her face, too cute.