Saturday, May 26, 2012
Mother's Day Tea
I spent some time yesterday reading back through past posts from when we still lived in Aberdeen or Davis was just learning to walk, and it had a profound and surprising effect on me. I walked around the rest of the day with an aura of glowing happiness and had a strong desire to improve my current blogging pace. It made me so thankful for how faithfully in the past I documented the little things in our lives that so quickly fade away. It doesn't have to be profound or earth shattering. In fact, the more mundane, the better. It is in the quiet, simple moments of our lives that we capture its true essence.
This post is several weeks over due, but I have to start somewhere. The Friday before Mother's Day, Davis's preschool hosted a Mother's Day tea. When we arrived for the festivities, we were greeted by a Mystery Wall. Each child had written a description of his or her mom and drawn a picture along with it. Five year-olds' perspectives on their mothers are humorous. One little boy's treatise proclaimed his mother as "pretty as a wolf". She is a vet, so I assured her it was a vocational compliment.
It took me a while to figure out which one was Davis's, but here it is.
Genevie joined us and thoroughly enjoyed herself.
The children had prepared several musical numbers for their audience. Not surprising, Davis was rather shy at first, but he did come around and sing as time went on.
He was very proud of himself afterwards.
Davis even took a picture of me during the refreshment time. Not bad, huh?
And this hand-painted watering can with potted impatiens was one of his Mother's Day gifts to me. Lovely.