My birthday was in March - and Mother's Day was last month - and I'm just now getting the photos edited and a post done about all the fun and gifts of those special days. My family really knows how to celebrate!!
A big pot of flowers from our oldest daughter and her family - they are perfect for the table on the deck.
The resident gnomes, Tammson and Pirphal are seated on a handmade twig bench, with a moss cushion and a healing stone for their pillow - from our youngest daughter. Their pet ladybug, named "Dottie" sits quietly nearby.
The sweet goose, in spring had and vest with a yellow neckerchief is from our oldest daughter's family also - beside Goosie is a bunny filled with chocolates (this was an easter gift that sneaked in with all the other gifts on today's post). Isn't she the cutest thing?
Mother's Day brunch was a salad and sandwich bar - and oh my, did we have delicious choices.
The dishes are my Mother's Day gift from Don - they are vintage Staffordshire "Coaching Inns" design - a complete set of service for 8 place settings plus several serving pieces. He let me open the gift early so we could set the table for Mother's Day.
And more flowers - a bouquet of roses for my birthday from Don - and a big planter of of violas from our oldest daughter's family for my birthday - and they also brought two Martha Washington Geraniums for Mother's Day.
And then there was our son's visit. He works for Amazon in West Virginia and they flew him out to Seattle to accept an award at a recognition banquet. They even arranged his plane tickets so he could stay a few days longer and come up to visit us (90 miles north of Seattle). He brought a big bag of gifts and four lovely cards. The fish on the right are a shopping tote that Donnie painted the fish for - and a matching key chain. It was such a surprise to receive the big bag of gifts. We had a family party to celebrate our son's birthday (which was a few weeks away) and when he was finished opening his gifts from the family, he brought out my surprise bag of gifts.
In the bag were several sets of summer clothes for the dolls. It is still to chilly for them to dress for summer - but soon.
Also a soccer suit - with shoes, long stockings and a ball, many pairs of shoes and a puffy winter coat. The dolls are so excited to have new clothes.
And also some of my favorite things for next christmas - pine cone christmas cards, pine cone stickers, a pine cone hot mitt for baking christmas goodies and a pretty jeweled cardinal ornament for the tree. We enjoyed having our son here for a week's visit, and it would have been a lot of fun to have the whole family, this time it was just a plane ticket for him.