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Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day

Germany celebrates Mother's Day on the same day as the USA.  So whilst my family and friends in the UK have long said goodbye to this special day, yesterday was my turn to have a nice day with my husband and children. I received flowers and a few gifts but the most special ones are those that are hand made or produced!! =)

Jacob our oldest gave me some of his International Baccalaureate (IB) exam pieces.  I was really happy because I'd had my eye on a couple for a little while!! =)

Here are the pieces.  I love this first one.

It's a tree 'growing' from a book.

The roots and book in more detail

The leaves made from leaves of a book!

You will notice that the wall is very bare there.  This is where I would like hubby to build me a home library and I think this art piece would go really well on display in there.  I'll keep you posted if  when it happens!! =)
I was also jammy in getting this rose from him which he has made from wire.  For now it's sitting in an old olive oil bottle until I find something that will house it better.

My second eldest son, Heber also got to thinking how he could use his talents to make his mother happy on mother's day.  I knew something was brewing with the smiling entrances and exits into the living room and playing his guitar in the basement when I'd sent them to bed! (usually they at least stay upstairs!) To confirm my suspicions, our youngest who's 5 couldn't keep a secret for too long and told me Heber had a surprise song for me. haha

Well I waited all day to see this come into fruition and it was worth the wait.  

I hope you like it ... because I love it!! What a treasure this boy is!!

Some of the lyrics are 'I would have made you breakfast in bed, but I would probably eat it first!'  Very typical of our son who has the best appetite ever!! He also sang he was very grateful for me and the things I have taught him and what would he do without me?   SOB SOB right there!!! haha

Our third son, Matthew is really the most thoughtful out of all of our family and always budgets well to give to others in our family.  He is such a lovely young man.  The words in his cards are really personal and well thought out.

Then there is Thomas our 4th son.  He was so great in singing to me in Relief Society with the rest of the Primary kids and some Young Women.  As I use my iPad (which now has a new screen - click here to see my post on that!) in class so I have access to German and English scriptures, manuals and google translate, I had a camera to hand to get this sneeky shot of him!! Oh he's a character!! He provided the other sisters with a lot of laughs - but I was bursting with love for this little boy!!

 Hope you all had a great Mother's day too!

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