my mother’s day

We had a very nice day on Sunday, Mother’s Day. God blessed us with beautiful weather. The day started with pancakes with the grands. Snow White knows the recipe by heart now. If Pa isn’t ready, she pulls out the flour, the baking powder, salt, etc., so they can begin mixing as soon as he’s ready.

While they made and consumed pancakes, I made the Sunday bouquet. The hydrangeas are just coming on strong. They are in varied stages of bloom. We have some bushes that tend to pinky-purple and some that are blue.

Sunday bouquet

I wish I’d taken more pictures of dinner prep, but I did get this one of the twins helping their aunty shuck the corn.

helping shuck the corn for dinner

My father-in-law always looked for the first strawberry of the season on Mother’s Day. Our traditional Mother’s Day treat is strawberry shortcake, in his honor. After dinner and cleanup, Rose Red helped Pa make the shortcake.

helping Pa make shortcake

helping Pa make shortcake

helping Pa make shortcake

With the beautiful day, we decided to have dessert outside. DH brought his mother over from the nursing home and she really enjoyed looking out over the backyard gardens, as well as the gorgeous weather.

strawberry shortcake...our traditional Mother's Day treat

Snow White loves strawberries.

strawberry shortcake

Rose Red would like more, too.

more strawberries?

It was nice to get a four-generations picture while our son and his daughters were here with great-grandma.

four generations

Later in the day, our younger son called, so I had all my children accounted for. I am grateful for the blessing of such loving children.

My thanks to my family for giving me a great Mother’s Day. I love you all!


One Comment

  1. Genny
    Posted May 15, 2012 at 6:27 am | Permalink

    You are so good at family traditions. I’m glad Beaulah got to come. I’m sure it made her day.

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