Fun ~ Theme Thursday

Make sure you stop over to Stacy’s for Theme Thursday today, our theme being FUN, and she just returned from Northern California (one of my favorite places in the whole world) so I’m sure she will have some very FUN photos.

As for around here…well, it hasn’t been so much fun. Although my birthday was very fun, we have all been kind of lying low again this week. The camera has been on hiatus still and we are all just trying to get back to normal. I did think about the theme earlier this week and thought for a moment, “Hey, Ad and I should just go out and shoot some photos…” and then I got busy doing nothing something again, and never got around to it.

BUT, thankfully my little Em is totally like her Daddy and can not bear waiting to give a present until the appropriate time. When we picked her up from school yesterday she handed me my Mother’s Day present and pleaded with me to open it.

“But, Mama! Miss MarieRose said that you can open it before Mother’s Day! Can you open it now?”
“Can you open it now?”
“How about now?”

Finally I gave in and opened it when we got home. She was so very proud of her craftiness. (HEY, I totally should have saved this for Crafty Tuesday…)

If you can’t tell – it is the most adorable little purse. When you open the clasp, it looks like this…

Doesn’t that just melt your heart?? Oh, my.

We have been reading the Junie B. chapter books after we put Addie to bed at night. I have so waited for this day…reading REAL, FUN books to the girls – I’m not sure who is having more fun, Em or Mommy.

And then inside the purse, was this…

And she was so proud that she glued the little “sticks” into the shape of an “M.”

I do believe this can be claimed as my favorite Mother’s Day gift. Ever. It is so sweet and fun.

Think of all the “advice” you get before you have a child – “it is the hardest job you’ll ever have,” “that first year will really rock your world,” “sleep now, while you still can,” “watch out for projectile vomit,” etc.

Why doesn’t anyone say how much FUN it is to be the center of someone’s world. Even if it is only for a few short years?


18 Responses to “Fun ~ Theme Thursday”

  1. 2 MelodyA. May 8, 2008 at 3:08 am

    That is sooo sweet. I will cry the day I stop getting handmade goodies from my girls.

  2. 3 carey May 8, 2008 at 3:53 am

    awwwww, what a wonderful gift. i can’t wait until my kids start making me gifts!

  3. 4 Christina May 8, 2008 at 4:59 am

    That is just the sweetest! Totally melts me. Awww! Hmmm, maybe I should send N to preschool just so she can come back with gifts for me…..

    Sending some get well soon hugs your way (and some virtual chicken soup!).

  4. 5 Mom May 8, 2008 at 5:48 am

    What a adorable present. Em is just as crafty as her MOM! I remember when you use to come home from school with Mother’s Day hand made presents, I also thought it was the best gift in the world. In fact I still have them in my cedar chest. Hope you get to feeling better.
    Love you

  5. 7 stacy May 8, 2008 at 6:51 am

    so cute! I can’t wait to get mother’s day gifts like that. maybe this’ll be the first year!

  6. 8 jaz3trio May 8, 2008 at 7:00 am

    Those are the BEST mother’s day presents EVER!

  7. 9 thelandofka May 8, 2008 at 8:46 am

    Oh my, what a wonderful gift you received! She should be proud of herself, she did such a wonderful job. What a little sweetheart! 🙂

  8. 10 Christine May 8, 2008 at 8:57 am

    How sweet is that! My girls don’t make me anything! I’m jealous!

  9. 11 Erinne May 8, 2008 at 9:33 am

    What sweet gifts!! They are very FUN and fantastic too…

  10. 12 killlashandra May 8, 2008 at 11:18 am

    That’s a wonderful and thoughtful gift! I’m glad you got it early, it really made you both happy. And you’re right it is fun to be the center of their life, even with the ups and downs, even if it’s only a few short years. Hope you have a great Mother’s Day! 🙂

  11. 13 Nicki May 8, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    That is incredibly sweet!

  12. 14 Maggie May 8, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Oh that is just the sweetest!

  13. 15 Maya May 8, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    OH I love it! It is fun to have someone appreciate you so much. We need to remember this when they are teenagers! 🙂 A early happy mother’s day to you!

  14. 16 Laura McIntyre May 9, 2008 at 11:27 am

    I think the day my girls give me a gift like that will be the happiest day of my life. How wonderful, and yes through all the hard times being a parents in the most FUN job you can have

  15. 17 Kim May 11, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    how great is that? and man, what terrific handwriting she has!

  16. 18 MommyBrain May 13, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Awwwwwwwww! (I seem to say this a lot on your blog…but it’s so sweet and heartwarming and cute and awwwwww!)

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