I worked on Saturday and it was a fun day because I presented a "Mothers Are Special" program. I really enjoy program days. Time flies by and it is very rewarding to provide a bit of entertainment for kids and their parents.
Everyone enjoyed a game where they tried to guess what you call the baby, mom, and dad of different types of animals. I think out favorites were the Opossums, which are called Joeys, Jills, and Jacks :)
After the stories, songs, games, and a short video, we got to everyone's favorite part of the program...the craft. I got some 16 oz heavy cardboard food containers with lids, a bunch of art supplies, and let them go to work decorating a little container for mom to keep her mom-things in! I reassured the kids that if their mom was there it was okay...by tomorrow she would have forgotten all about it and would be completely surprised when it was presented. I think most of them were satisfied with that :)
On Sunday, Mother's Day, lunch was at Chez laura b. My mom's last day of work before retirement was Friday, so we also celebrated that! I made two different kinds of chili with all the fixings, including plenty of cornbread. DR made cupcakes for dessert...they came out delicious. He concocted cherry and lime frosting, as well as the more traditional chocolate and vanilla.
After lunch we just sat around visiting while the little kids spun themselves into their little frenzies of activities. Luckily Auntie Girlie Girl was kind enough to take them out walking for a bit, plus she painted the girls' nails. Most of our guests left by mid-afternoon, but Kick Back Dude and the kids lingered. They actually ended up staying on until it was time to eat again...so we got some pizza. It was a delightful Mother's Day.