In Madelyn's sunbeam class, they made some edible flowers: a small dowel, with one of those oreo cookie rings at the top with a gummy candy ball underneath the cookie to keep the cookie secure, and on the top of the dowel and cookie was one of those colored mints that look like Hershey kisses--I love those! Anyway, there were three of them. Madelyn and Drew claimed two of them and then they gave me one, which was great with me. So Jed and I had some things to do at the church after the meetings were over and by the time we were finished I was eagerly looking forward to eating one of my flowers. But there was not a flower left for me! They ate it all gone. Pretty funny. Too much temptation. They also handed out some artificial flowers with the 2 Hershey kisses wrapped up in celophane (I'm sure that is mis-spelled!) in sacrament meeting to all the mothers, so to tame my sweet tooth after church I was digging into those when my two older youngens heard the crinkle and came running. So I gave everyone a kiss and kept one for me. Drew came to me awhile later and told me he had a surprise for me, it was "a surprise for bedtime." I figured he had made my bed, since that is my kids favorite service surprise. Hours later when it was time for bed, I pulled the covers away and found a pudgy, half-melted, Hershey kiss sitting on my pillow. I was confused at first, but then remembered the "bedtime surprise." Drew didn't eat the kiss I shared with him, but shared it back with me! I guess he felt pretty bad about the edible flower. I just thought that was so sweet! So that was favorite present number two!
Favorite present number 3 came from the littlest member of our family. Hannah said "MaMaMaMa!" How appropriate! It doesn't get much better than that!!
Favorite present number 4: I was given the opportunity to have a Sunday afternoon nap!! Naps on Sunday have been long gone for me. And if I ever try I usually fall asleep for 10 minutes and then can't go back to sleep! I thought that was what would happen this time, but two hours later......yeah, I guess I was pretty tired.
Thank you to my family for making my day so wonderful!! I just feel so grateful for each of you. I feel it is such an honor and privilege to be the mother of my three children.
I LOVE YOU!!