May 12, 2009

Happy (belated) Mother's Day!

I'm justifying my late mother's day post by citing the fact that when you have children, every day is mother's day. Who really cares if it's May 10 or May 12? You're still Mom. Right? Can I get an Amen, preach it sista! ??


I will also blame my tardiness on the fact we had company this weekend. Not of the Mom variety. More of the best friend variety. Jason's best friend, to be exact. Kevin came down Thursday night and stayed with us through Sunday. I saw a lot of this over the weekend:

And a little of this, too:

Jay and Kevin spent most of the weekend waging war and shooting Bad Guys on their respective PCs. A few times, my computer (the middle one in the top picture) was comandeered for Caleb's use. Kevin watched "Robots" with him on Friday. Caleb L O V E S his uncle Kevin. :) They speak the same language. They even have their own special morning routine when Kevin comes to stay. It involves wet bears and bananas. I think I'll stop there.

But on Saturday, we three adults got down and geeky and went to see Star Trek at a local Imax theater. :D I was very impressed. I had my misgivings beforehand (like when Star Wars decided to "go back in time" and tell Anakin's story? *shudder*). But this movie was incredibly well done. If you like Star Trek, see it.

On actual Mother's Day, Mom and Harry, me and Caleb went to church while the guys stayed home and cleaned my kitchen!!! :) They did a phenomanal job; I felt so blessed. There's just something about a clean kitchen that brings joy to my heart (and makes me want to bake and get it all dirty again!).

After lunch, Mom and I went for a hike. A little untraditional, I know, but we enjoyed ourselves. Beautiful weather, gorgeous hills and river and trees in a quiet wilderness. A little sweat and a few bugs. Some mother-daughter bonding time. Priceless. :)

Remember those green hills I showed you a few months ago? Where Caleb and I cavorted and fuzzy caterpillars hatched? Sadly, they look more like ripe wheat fields these days. A lovely golden hue that would be more appropriate in the fall than the spring. See?

The weather continues to be beautiful and spring-like, but I think we've seen our last rain until November. Somewhere around the end of this month, the land will take a deep breath and prepare for the oppressive summer heat. We will sit in air-conditioned shelter and pray autumn comes early. And for no visiting wildfires.

Ahhh. Life in southern California. Gotta love it. :)

Well, I believe I shall end this post the same way I began it: with mothers on the mind. Here's a few Mom quotes I hope will make you laugh!

"It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge." ~ Phyllis Diller

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his." ~ Oscar Wilde

"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one." ~ Leo J. Burke

"You will always be your child's favorite toy." ~ Vicki Lansky

1 comment:

LeAnna said...

Loved the quotes! Wish you had some of our rain, it's been here for 18 of the last 19 days and I'm starting to melt... :P

As for our house...we really want some land and to be out of this neighborhood, so we decided we would see if the house will sell. That would enable us to buy some land and build our "dream" house on it. Our dream house consists of utilizing every last square inch of space, something that this house plan doesn't do! (Did I tell you the story of how we came about our house? Not sure if I did, but it explains a lot that probably doesn't make much sense. lol) anyway, we'll see what God has in store! ;)

How are ya'll doing? Is caleb over his spots?