Just brushing up on a little espanol for Cinco de Mayo . . . And you know what holiday is right around the corner next??
That's right. Mother's Day.
I just love Mother's Day. And over the years (and probably since I have become a mother) it is just one of those holidays that holds a special place in my heart. AND tends to get me all verklempt.
Maybe I love Mother's Day because I have the best mom. She is one of the humblest, hardest-working and strongest people I know. And she's funny too! (Just ask her to quote some of My Big Fat Greek Wedding for you . . .) And of course I have fond memories of making breakfast in bed for my mom as a child on Mother's Day. . . . (The menu? French toast with a side of Diet Coke. Yep, I was a REALLY good cook!) And today I still like to visit my mom every Mother's Day weekend. She and I could just sit around and talk, watch a marathon of old Cops reruns, or look through old family pictures ALL. DAY.
I love you mom!
And then of course there's my little guy who came into this world and gave me the title "Momma" (and let's be honest, a few stretch marks to go along with that . . .) and gave Mother's Day a whole new meaning for me . . .
Soooooooo . . . to help celebrate mommies EVERYWHERE (especially the moms of my cute students) I started a tradition of "Muffins With Mom" every year in May so that my little kinder kidlets can shower their moms with singing, sweet homemade cards, a gift, and some yummy treats. And let me tell you . . . the kids LOVE it!
We started working on our "secret projects" this week.
First my kiddos wrote about why they love their moms - seriously, I almost cried.
Next came the task of doing my student "interviews" about their moms. This is super time consuming (especially this year with 30 kiddos!) but it is such a precious keepsake that I have to do it every year! To hear what the kids have to say about their moms in their own words is priceless . . . (and hilarious!). My favorite part: "Mom spends most of her time doing things like making sweaters for me out of yarn." Awesome.
Finally, we will be making our Mother's Day craftivity (which becomes the outside of the Mother's Day card we will be giving):
If you are looking for a way to celebrate the mothers of your kidlets this year, you can check out my Mother's Day pack in my TPT store (just click on the teapot below). You will get all of these goodies!
That's right . . . we are expecting baby #2 in November!! We have been so very blessed by the news, and can't wait to meet our little Mr. or Miss in just a few months!!!
Well, that's about it for now folks! I'm off to have a little late night snack (I'm eating for two now, right?) and snuggle with the hubs on the couch. Have a good night!