My Mother's Day

Monday, May 9, 2011

RJ is a fantastic gift giver.
He has such incredibly good taste. 
Much better taste than I have. 

About a week ago I told RJ about an article I had read in Real Simple (hint, hint).
The article was about a woman with 6 children (bio and adopted) who decided to create a
"Mom Book." Rather than receive multiple dollar store trinkets from her children each Mother's Day, birthday, Christmas, etc. she asks each one of her kids to write an entry in the "Mom Book." It might be a poem, or a picture, or a letter - anything they want that represents their relationship with Mom.
Now, years later, her college sons still come home and fill in their entries.

Brilliant, right?!

So on Saturday while I was busy at a baby shower, 40th birthday celebration, and book club meeting RJ and Landon were hard at work. 
They drove up to a boutique paper store in Santa Barbara and spent some time creating a 2011 Mother's Day masterpiece.

On Sunday morning I woke up to this:

A gorgeous new orchid. 

A Rag & Bone box wrapped in twine with this a beautiful book inside in my favorite colors.

And some mixed media art (pastels and crayons) from my favorite little artist.

I am so incredibly grateful to be his Mother.


Erin said...

That is such a cool idea!!! Love it!

nicole aka gidget said...

what a great idea!

Brittany said...

I totally read this article! I love you and I love your blog!!!

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