To all the wonderful, inspiring, untiring mothers out there, Happy Mother's Day!
Today, after a super bouncy and crumbly breakfast in bed, the girls and Brent and his mom took me to Shepherd's Harvest! Yay!
With super giant sheep!
and bunnies. Oh the fluffy bunnies! The girls were so interested in this woman pulling the fur off her bun. They wanted to know if it hurt, why was she doing it, and would she do it if it was a pet shark. Seriously, I about fell over laughing.
Swedish meatball sandwiches! Dee-licious! Oh and notice I'm wearing my beaded shawl. I could hardly make my way around the festival for all the fawning and compliments! I have never received so many compliments on anything in my life. I think it was partially because wearing it outside really let the beads sparkle, and partially because when a knitter sees a project like that, they can size it up for the life's work that it is and dole out the appropriate praise.
The girls were not that interested in listening to the shawl's fangirls and were instead completely obsessed with the giant tubes of Kettle Corn. Luckily Grandma was along to indulge them!
Look at that girl. I am such a proud mama. (I am proud of Mimi too, but at this moment she was having a complete freak-out about wanting to HOLD the popcorn she must HOLD the popcorn the ENTIRE BAG and no one else may HOLD it or touch it IT'S MINE MY PRECIOUSSSSS)
Of course I found some yarn! SURPRISE! This celery kit came with roving and yarn and a pattern to make some super warm roving stuffed (thrummed) mittens. Roving. Stuffed. Mittens. Why did I not know of these before? They are amazing and are going to seriously rock the house when it is 30 below. I almost can't wait!
I got the purple too to make for the girls. Roving stuffed mittens for the whole family! Can I get a Woot Woot!
And here's some pink yarn the girls helped me pick out. It had a picture of a fairy and a bunny on the label, so it was kind of fate that between 1 and 500 skeins had to come home with me. These three are to knit the girls each a Wonderful Wallaby--a hooded sweater that is from a print-only pattern I had been coveting. Well covet no more! Shepherd's Harvest grants all your wildest desires.
After we got home and rested up, the girls put on a Mother's Day puppet show for us in the back yard. SO ADORABLE! There was a lot of accidental puppet dropping and about 50% of the action happened offstage. We love love loved it.
And the icing on the cake, Bella's Mother's Day worksheet/card from school, pretty much the sweetest thing ever.
Mimi made one too but she is in that phase where just one word answers are hilarious. Green! Hippopotamus! UNDERPANTS!
I hope you had a delightful Mother's Day, doing whatever you like best with your little ones!