Sunday, May 18, 2008

Daddy's Feet

We got a load of dirt dumped in the front yard to spread in low spots and try to put some sod in bare spots. Well, who knew what a great playground that would be??? I asked Ben why in the world we ever bought a playset, when we could have paid $100 for a mound of dirt and they would play all day. Anyway, Kaylee had been climbing it today and needless to say had dirty feet (well, all of her was dirty, but I was only cleaning her feet at the moment). I got some wipes and cleaned her feet off and noticed how long and skinny that girls feet are. Such a contrast to my feet. My feet are just like my dads, short and fat (our feet, dad, not us!) and our feet are gorgeous. Aren't they dad? I guess we are a little bias, but who wouldn't love short little sausages sticking off the ends of their legs? Thanks alot dad.

Anyway, back to Kaylee... I said "OOOOHH girl.... you have your daddy's feet!" She looked at me real confused, and didn't say a word. Almost like I scared her. So as to reassure her that she didn't actually steal her daddy's feet, I said "They are long and skinny just like his, and your toes are shaped just like his!" She grabbed her foot and looked at it and said "Yea, but mine aren't hairy!" And she said the word hairy like it was the most disgusting thing ever!

I said she needed to tell daddy that and remind him of how beautiful mommy's feet are.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day Note from Chandler

Chandler came home from school yesterday and sat down and wrote me this note! Seriously, I had tears in my eyes trying not to "breast" out laughing! Probably the funniest thing I have ever read in my life! What a special boy I have! I am so blessed!

Friday, May 9, 2008

My "Mothers Day Spa" Day

Today was my Mother's Day Spa Day at Kaylee's school. Kaylee treated me to a wonderful morning of "pampering" at her school. They sent out fancy invitations last week for it and when I got to school there was a sign on the door that said Welcome to the CS Spa. (her teachers are Mrs Clifton and Mrs Statum). Then, when I walked in the door, all the kids in unison said "Good Morning!". Kaylee then grabbed me by the hand and led me to the "station" she picked to do first. So we went to the Manicure Station first. There were fresh flowers on each table and at the manicure table there was paper towels for each mom and a few nail polish choices. The kids had practiced all week for this and I got a wonderful manicure, complete with lotion massage and bright red nail polish!Then the teacher rang a little crystal bell to let us know it was time to switch stations and we went to the Hair-Do Station. Kaylee did a wonderful job combing my hair and placing oodles and oodles of little clippies and barretts into my hair. Beautiful!
After my hair was completely beautified, we went to the Massage Station. Kaylee once again pulled my chair out for me and then sat me down and rubbed my shoulders! Really well too! I am telling you, if that is the only thing she learned in that school, I would be happy! (But of course it isnt ;)) She rubbed for almost the whole time allowed! She did a little shoulder rubbing and a little "karate chopping" on my back and neck! It was great!
Then the last station was the Snack Station. Kaylee got me a cookie and a cup of punch and a napkin and brought them to me. When I offered her a bite or a sip, she politely refused. Yes, can you believe it? Kaylee turning down cookies!!?? But she said "This is all for mommies!" She cleaned up my plate and cup when I was done and threw them in the trash for me. She even reminded me not to talk with food in my mouth! Then the tearjerker came. Mrs Statum read Love You Forever. You know, the one with the boy whose mom rocks back and forth, back and forth, and says I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be. Then he grows up and says it back to his old, sick mom and then sings it to his own little baby. Not a dry eye in the classroom. That book makes me cry reading it at home on a normal basis, much less in this magical setting with my princess. sniff, sniff

Then I got my Mother's Day gift. She planted some seeds to grow some flowers. A Zinnia and a Sunflower. They will look beautiful in our garden out back. And, of course, some Kisses from Kaylee!
It was truly wonderful and will be a day I cherish forever!

My Mother's Day weekend is just beginning...