I love planning events.  It doesn’t matter what the occasion is, I just enjoy the creative process behind all of it.  Scheming unique ideas, foods, and surprises to make any celebration engaging and memorable.  Mother’s Day is certainly no exception, and the girls and I have a fun day full of adventure ahead of us, which I won’t spoil here for fear this post is read by curious eyes before we embark on such a marvellous, epic and fantastical journey.

To be fully transparent, however, the plans and events of the day were not pulled from my mind at all, but instead from the combined creative that is Nora and Audrey, who have been developing these ideas since the first day of Spring, which, in our household, marks the official ringing of bells for two major events:  Mother’s Day and Alison’s Birthday;  both of which have all been planned out in great detail by two very eager young girls.

So, in recognition of Mother’s Day, I wanted today’s post to offer some special words and sentiments; words that truly define the spectacular mother that Alison is to our children.  I spent time drafting various introductions, capturing a variety of stories, pictures and anecdotes, only to realize that the proper words don’t actually exist within my lexicon.  I see, feel and know with every fibre of my being just how wonderful a mother she is, but my expressions of such things would serve no justice, and so I instead turned to the experts for help.  It is only from the true wordsmiths in the family where those expressions can originate; from those who know better than anyone else what makes mom the best.

So, as it is proper to cite my sources, the information below, while typed out by yours truly, are not my words but rather those of two beautiful daughters, inspired by the love of their mom.

My mom is

Fantastic
Wonderful
Thoughtful
The best
Full of love
Smart
Lovely
Very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very funny
Adventurous
Strong
A really good hockey player

I am grateful for my mom because she:

Brushes my teeth sometimes and let’s me know when to stop brushing my teeth
Makes my lunch
Take me to the bus
Helps me figure out what to wear
Teaches me math sometimes
Tickles me
Brushes my hair
Takes me on adventures

With my mom I like to:

Play Clue, it’s the best
Do arts and crafts
Play tea party
Go biking
Go for a walk just the two of us
Read The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
Go rock climbing
Camping
Jump and do popcorns on the trampoline
Colour
Skate
Ski
Snuggle
Read books
Go hiking, it’s actually my favourite thing

From Nora

I love you and you’re the best mom ever.  I wish for you to have some magic ice hands so that you can make us a slide any time we want.  Uhhh…did you just write down everything I said?  Why does that say from Nora?

You are the best mom ever.  I love you and you’re soooooo funny.

My favourite memory of mom is when I was a baby, she would play with me and it would be so fun.

From Audrey

I want to have some time with you to play some games and do some puzzles and snuggle.  She makes me feel better with love.  She takes care of me and brushes my hair.  I love you.

My favourite memory of mom is going camping, especially to candy island.

From Both

She is a mom, she is a hero.

 

And so to all of the moms out there, I hope you have a lovely day filled with recognition, admiration and, perhaps most importantly, some time to yourself.  Of course I’d be remiss if I didn’t offer special mention to my own mother, who, as I’ve mentioned in a previous post, has taught me more than she knows in this life.  I am forever grateful and I am full of love for her.

Happy Mother’s Day, with love.

 

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