Monday, May 12, 2014

For The Record - Mother’s Day on May 11 2014

For The Record
Mother’s Day May 11, 2014

First of all the weather was just right.  The sky was blue, the sun was shining and the temperature was a comfortable 80 degrees.
Each Mother’s day the Sayen Botanical Gardens, located in the town where my daughter and her family live, hosts an azalea festival.
That’s where we decided to meet this year.
There was an assortment of crafters, musical entertainment, food and activities for the kids.

There were hundreds of people strolling through the gardens.  There are many pretty spots which are prefect for picture taking.                                  

After we made the rounds and took our share of photos, we decided to go for a bite to eat at a Massimo’s, a local Italian restaurant.
My granddaughter wanted a story while we waited for our lunch to be served.  I told her that it was a little too noisy in the room and my brain needed quiet to make a story.  I promised her one later.
When we finished lunch we went to my daughter’s house for desert.  My daughter-in-law came over with my grandson.

Pop-Pop and the boys playing Trouble
It’s impossible to be sad when I am around the kids.
My daughter told me about the gift that her six year old son gave her.  I thought it was pretty neat.
So, the father of one of the kids in my grandson’s class works for a cosmetics company.  He brought all of the ingredients in for the kids to make lip gloss.  The kids each got to pick out a color and a flavor.
My grandson’s favorite color is green.  Yes, my daughter had to put on green lip gloss to show her son how much she loved his gift.
As we were getting ready to leave, my other grandson decided that he didn’t want us to say goodbye.  For a 3-1/2 year old, he is quite the negotiator.  When I told him that we had appointments this week, he had a ready solution.  He pointed out to us that his mother could come to our house and stay with him until we finished with our appointments.  Then she could go home.
We managed to convince him that he could visit soon.  He then gave me the biggest and tightest hug.
My son, who had to work today, called me to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day.
When I told him about our day, he said “It sounds like you had a very nice day.”
I said, “You know, yes, I did.”


  1. Awww. I love the green lip gloss. I used to love the game Trouble.

    1. Who knows the kid may have come up with the next big thing.

  2. Only a mom would wear the green lip gloss with pride, how cute! It did seem like a good day all in all! Adorable grandchildren!


    1. The same child who gave his mother the green lip gloss was so excited about Mother’s day. He must have wished me and his mother and his aunt a “Happy Mother’s day at least 10 times throughout the day.
      Yes, you are right, I do have the most adorable grandchildren. :)

  3. I'm glad you had a nice day. The story of the green lip gloss is so precious, and one you all will enjoy for years to come!

    1. One of the reasons I write this blog is to preserve the memories. I had the first year of my blog posts printed and bound into a book. I hope to do the same with the rest.

  4. But green lip gloss is so in right now...

    1. Well, it is now - at least at my daughter’s house.