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Tuesday, May 13, 2008

My Mother's Day fun

I was going to post last night, but for some reason couldn't get my memory card to download! All is well today because I got it to work. There are over 1000 pictures on it, and I am sure half is of my 15 year old son who seems to have an obsession with taking pictures of himself!

My sons honored me with a card for Mother's Day and some chocolate. Reese's is on of my favorites! As you can see, there were only two left. Out of a package of 8, I had only had two, so I guess that means that the gifters got into my candy stash! The card was cute. My son wrote that it was the least thoughtful card for a very thoughtful mother. Too sweet! I didn't have the heart to tell them that Mom Mom is a term for grandmother. I am not ready to be one of those yet!

We traveled to my daughter's home for a little while. I had a present for her. She isn't a mother, but really wants to be. She had been wanting clothes for the goose she had "inherited" from her home's prior owner. She was so excited! I also wanted to give her these cute little colander tealight holders, but I didn't get a chance to pick them up from my friend's house. They will match the yellow colander I gave her at Easter as an Easter basket. She wants to use the big colander as a planter, so I also got her florist's foam and some spanish moss. Just so I don't violate any copyright laws, the picture below is from the PartyLite catalog.
When I came home from work last night, my son had sloppy joes and a can of baked beans cooking! He wanted to surprise me since he couldn't do that on Mother's Day due to having visitation with his dad. He did a great job!
Yesterday evening my son and I went outside in the yard and while I was checking the little garden, I noticed that a stalk of asparagus had found a small opening in the garden edging! Isn't it odd that plants know just where to grow?
I noticed that the rhubarb is really growing too! We've had a lot of rain and just enough sunny days.
I don't know how to tell if rhubarb is ripe enough to harvest. It's starting to get a beautiful red to the stalks. Do I need to wait a little bit longer?
The sun started going down, so we decided to go to the store. My son had been working on setting up a small aquarium and it was time to go find a fish. He decided on a pretty beta fish.
I love the colors! He said that it matched some of the red color in a dracaena plant he got for his bedroom. When I looked in on the fish last night, it seemed very happy in its new home!

Hope everyone else is happy in their homes and staying healthy!

15 comments:

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Hi! I love.. those little colander tealight holders. They are adorable. I haven't toured the homes in Galesburg. I have been in many of them playing with kids that lived in them when I was little. At that time they were just thought of as regular homes. I would love to tour them today!
Terrie

Tracie said...

What a beautiful fish your son picked out.

I haven't had Sloppy Joes since I was about 17 I think (and that's a very long time!)... Sounds wonderful, may have to pick up a can of the I think Manwich... it was a witch back when I was a kid (I think...) and make some with my daughter. Sounds like a blast ;)
~Tracie

CIELO said...

Oh my gosh... is that really a stalk of asparagus?? Growing there???? Isn't nature amazing? what a wonderful example of survival....

Have a great day, sweetie

Cielo

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love the colander tea lights! Very cute!

The asparagus is amazing!
Penny

Deb said...

Hi Kady, lovely post, love the card and candy, duck's clothing, the fish, and most of all the asparagus! Hope your day is as beautiful as you are, Deb

Joy said...

I love those little tealite holders. Did you get them from
partylite? What cute clothes your dd goose has now!Sounds like you had a great mother's day too!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my porch.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

kat449 said...

Thank you so much for your kind comments, i look forward in getting to know you too. We can support eachother as we raise our fiesty but adoreable Jack Russell Terrors and big chubby orange cats!

What a pretty and interesting blog site. I will be back...the collander tea light holders are too cute! Good luck on the give away! blessings, Kat

Classics and Country said...

You have a charming site. I love the littler candle holders. Cute for any kitchen.

Tracie said...

Are there any Reeses left? ;)

Rue said...

Hi Kady :)

That asperagus cracks me up! LOVE the colander tea lights :) Sounds like you had a very nice Mother's Day.

Have a beautiful day,
rue

Diana Lyn said...

Ooooooo the Rhubarb is looking good, I have already harvested a batch! Boy it is the only thing ready in my garden, So glad you had a nice Mothers Day, My daughter is wanting to be a Mommy too! But........Gods timing! Love the pictures, thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend! Hugs Diana lyn

Lori said...

Kady, Thanks for stopping by. You asked about the tag size and I'm not sure if there is a tag norm but most I seen are at or a little smaller then a post card. I tend to over make mine in size! Rectangular shap is the shape I always see. i have had and been given ones that are 3x3 ans connected with a ribbon, those are cute! If your daring and want to help me out give me an email and I'll send my address! Lori

Deb said...

Hi Kady, just stopping by to say hi, I may be too early for your post but I'll be back later. Deb

Donna Lynn said...

Good Morning Kady!
Hope you are having a wonderful day today! Your son was so sweet, candy! That is always a great gift!

I think your Rhubarb needs a bit longer to pink up, I posted a Rhubarb/sour cherry pie recipe on my blog, check it out, it turned out awesome!

XXOO,
Donna Lynn