Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day Weekend Part I

First, a little behind the scenes...

Last week I shared with you a tiny sneak peek of a custom birthday hat I made for Heather's little one. Miss Emily will be turning 7 in July and will be having a really fun party centered around the colors on the hat. Now that they've received their package, I can share with you what I made for Miss Emily: I wasn't too sure about how to add the black and still have it look "little girl" but I think it turned out really cute! Both Heather and Emily liked it and that makes me super happy :)

Last Thursday when I picked up Grace from school, she was beaming with pride as she handed me THE sweetest bookmark and flower she had grown herself at school to give me as a gift for Mother's Day. The bookmark had a sweet poem about motherhood and polka dots made out of fingerprints. We got in the car and I was reading the poem and noticed all of a sudden Grace had a frown on her face. I asked her what was wrong and she told me she was "mad" at Mrs. Maria and Mrs. Patti for putting "that silly piece of paper" in the middle and covering up her "finger dots". HA HA HA KIDS are the best, aren't they?! And then on Friday, I had all these wonderful plans to create fun art for the kiddos to give Mimi & Noonie for Mother's Day. And then this: But you know what they can't cry over spilled milk and so we quickly regrouped and LUCKILY the little guy actually NAPPED for longer than 20 minutes (swing + baby Einstein = magic!) and we were able to create two canvas masterpieces for the grandmas. The little pumpkin had a blast not finger painting but "finger swirling" as she quickly corrected me :) And the masterpieces (Grace picked the colors for each one):

One for Noonie... ...and one for Mimi! After Hudson woke up from his nap, we tried to add his little handprint to the canvas but no luck. He squished the paint back and forth in his chubby little hand and put his touch on everything but the painting. He is one cute little wiggle worm! Here's proof: Saturday, Mimi came over and Grace gave her the painting, a sweet homemade card, and a "very important note" (Grace's words) she wrote for Mimi. I love this picture of the two of them! We finished off our Saturday by going to Mass and out to eat, but not before trying to take an official Mother's Day Photo. Here's what we got:

Take I Take II Yea, not much luck.

But these are my littles and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them!!!


Mary Beth said...

adorbale! They are so blessed to have you!

Lindsey said...

Cute idea with the paintings!

Heather L. said...

Those paintings are so sweet - I know the grandmas loved them!

We can't tell you how much we love the hat! Emily is so excited about her party now - she seems to think that since the hat's already here, her party is soon haha!!! I have alot of planning to do - may need to consult you on a few things =)

Thanks again for our beautiful gift!!!!

PS - how sweet is Hudson in that swing asleep? Love pictures like that.

TaDa! Creations said...

What a great idea with those canvases. I'm sure they will be treasured forever. And the Birthday hat is darling!

Yep, that's about how our family pictures end up. I'll try to get some fun ones for you this week-end too.

Amber said...

Love the artwork by Grace!!!

Don't feel bad about the picutes...mine went the same way :)

Jessica said...

Ladies - I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with the wacky family pics!!!

The grandmas LOVED the paintings. I know it'll be fun to look back on them one day and remember her art at age 3. I also have one that Grace did for Hudson hanging in his nursery and it just makes me smile to look at her tiny handprint. I highly recommend it to all of you with little ones!

Heather~ LOVE that Emily is excited about her party! If I can help in any way let me know!