This is...what we did for Mother's Day. We had a lovely big family day with the extended family, which included five mothers and one mother-to-be, a nearly four-year-old, two nearly two-year-olds, a six week old, and two works-in-progress!!
It was lovely. We found a quiet park,
and had it all to ourselves!
We drank sparkly wine. We feasted on homemade finger food including egg and bacon pies, roast vegetable sandwhiches, crumbed chicken,
scotch eggs mmmmmmm,
mini banana loaves, oaty chocolate and almond cookies, and...
the best chocolate caramel slice I've eaten in years (thanks Jade).
We also filled the afternoon in with frisbees, football,
boule (...ahem...I do believe Dad and I were the champions!!)
and knitting. Could there be a better way to spend a Mother's Day? I think not.
And whose idea was this fantastic day?
My mums! As usual Mum, you always come through with the goods. Thanks for being such an inspiration to me.
I'll leave you with the Mother's Day cards my kids made for my Mum and my Aunty (who is really like a third Grandma to them). They are all pictures made from a fantastic book called Hand Art (KLUTZ - Chicken Socks) where each page shows the child how to hold their hand (shadow puppet style) so that you can draw around it, and then you turn it into an animal. It is perfect for Lee's age group. He works out how to hold his hand, then I draw around it and put in the details, then he colours it in as per the picture, and glues on the eyes etc. This book has kept us all so well occupied over the last week, and our house is filled with creatures from Aliens and Elephants to Peacocks and Frogs. My lovely mum also bought Lee the Superhero Starter Kit in this series yesterday, and it is also really great. Not a big price tag either which is nice. Whew, that turned into a mini-book review for kids didn't it! Oh well, it's a mother's prerogative to waffle on isn't it??????