Friday, May 20, 2011

Mother's Day

Mother's Day seems a long time ago now, but we had a very delightful day. Christina's mother-in-law kindly invited everyone up to her house after church.

The tables were beautifully set and the food was delicious!

Flowers were everywhere:

Here is Christina in her hand-knitted jacket and felted flower:

Karen and Laura:

Lunch consisted of grilled beef and chicken, Thai salad, potato salad, fruit salad, green salad, and green bean salad.

Sharing a meal with others is one of my favorite things ever!

John loved having everyone around:

And all of the kids loved playing outside:

Rachel and Alecia spent some time making music:

And John had his turn on the tractor:

Beautiful things were everywhere:

The best part of the day was enjoying tea and dessert on the big front porch.

And the children had brought cards and gifts.

Christina's father-in-law, away on business, joined in the merriment by phone.

I loved the colors of this gift:

And everyone took home a flower:

Emily and I had fun making tissue paper flowers and they decorated the gifts we took.

Laura enjoyed watching everything.

Here we all are:

Many thanks to Cornelia for hosting us all!


SueJ said...

What a wonderful occasion. I forgot that you do Mothers Day a while after we do here in the UK. I wonder why? Thanks for the comment on our garden. The wind is trying to uproot it at the moment!

Lovella ♥ said...

Oh it looks like the most wonderful time. I loved the tractor and it's workers. Fantastic! I love Laura's little sweater and of course Christina's too.
The photo of Karen and Rachel. . nearly had me stumped.

I love the photos of gifts being opened. Your kids are so cute.

Ruth said...

Lovely Heather, just lovely. You know, it doesn't get much better than this...

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