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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Mother's Day is coming...

So Sunday is Mother's Day and I bet a lot of you Mom's have received some fun things from your kids in years past. I thought I would show you a few of the things I've saved. These are things my kids gave me when they were young, and they were so proud to be giving them to me.
Of course, I loved them all!


This bowl came from Andy. He made it in second grade. I still have it on my dresser, and I use it for my pens and name badge for work.


This is a necklace that Heather made for me when she was 8. I put the quarter in the picture so you could see the size of it. :)


Laura made these earrings when she was 9. Again I added the quarter so you could see the size. She told me they were for me to wear to church, so I did - then I told her they really went better with jeans, for things like her ball games, and she was good with that. :)


This is a Build-A-Bear that all three kids did for me when they were a little older.
She's a nurse bear, wearing scrubs and a stethoscope. She even has on Sketcher brand shoes, which is what I always wear to work. She has something special though, that you can't see.
It's a sound button in her hand. The kids each recorded a section of a phrase from a book I used to read to them, and I love that I have their voices on it. The phrase is:
"I love you forever" (Laura)
"I'll like you for always" (Heather)
"As long as I'm living" (Andy)
"My Mommy you'll be." (all three together)

It's fun looking at these things and remembering those days when they were young. I'm so blessed to be their Mom!

24 comments:

Nancy said...

You have great kids but then you are a great mom!!!!

Sadie said...

Precious precious memories! LOVE the size of the earrings!

Pat said...

These are the gifts that cause both a smile and the heart to melt. I have some macaroni artwork put away from my girls younger days too!
You love and are loved..what an awesome gift.

Karin said...

Oh, Mari, these are precious keepsakes! God bless you all! Have a blessed Mother's Day!

Crown of Beauty said...

This is such a special post, Mari. I have always thought from just looking at your profile pic, and photos that you post, that you have a kind heart... and your children reflect that in their own hearts as well.

I loved looking at the things they have made, and which you have saved all these years.

Love
Lidj

Kalli said...

Awww that bear is so cute. I read that book to my daughter too!

Andrew Bruins said...

No, we're blessed that your our mom.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Oh that book always makes me cry!!! What great gifts!! Most of mine are in a cabinet in the living room. I love adding new things to it!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am sitting here crying like a baby.
So sweet Mari.
You are a great Mom. A very great Mom!

Mari G said...

Happy Mother's Day Mari! You are a great mom and it sounds like you have some pretty great kids too! Be proud.

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Treasures...

LeslieW. said...

Happy Mother's Day to you! What a sweet post and great treasures. :)

Sharon said...

What a great post and your gifts are beautiful. I also have a clay dish that my oldest made when he was 8.
I have a special tote filled with items made by the boys.I love looking back time from time.
I love the bear and the verse with the 3 of them.
Have a Happy Mother's day.

Brooke said...

awww! i love the bear :)

EG Wow said...

I LOVED this post! Your kids sound wonderful and so do you!

Jenny the Pirate said...

Awwwwwww! I love all the gifts but especially Andy's bowl. Clearly he inherited Bob's artistic gift. No offense but your girls should steer way clear of jewelry design ... :-)

Sue O said...

That book always makes me cry. I even got teary reading the words on your post!

Connie said...

I have 3 plaster hands that the kids made in school. How I loved to hold those little hands back then. Memories.......
Have a great Mothers Day, Mari.

Betty said...

That is so sweet! Loved the teddy bear gift. So original and can be enjoyed for years to come.
Happy Mother´s Day Mari!

Shelly said...

Loved this post and when I got to the end-you made me cry. I love that book too and that was truly thoughtful of the kids to do that for you.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

So darling a post!!! Makes me want to get out some of what our kids made during their childhood. LOL

I so enjoyed this Mari.

Jenny the Pirate said...

Just wanted to say again, HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY and re my earlier comment, I am sure whatever any of your wonderful children do is both beautiful and creative. I was just ribbing Heather a little about her early jewelry-making attempts! I love hand-made jewelry and I'd like to see some of hers. Maybe you could blog about it ... with pictures ... just a suggestion *Pirate Cackle*

Cherdecor said...

Awwww! What wonderful gifts! You have great kids!

Melissa said...

So cool! I especially love the bear!