Sunday, March 2, 2008

Happy Mothering Sunday...or..What, no lie in?

As it is Mothering Sunday here in the UK I had plans. Plans for a nice lazy lie in.

Why then am I on the computer at 8.20am blogging??

The babies (after some persuading) are tidying their rooms.

Minx in her room playing her Pop Party 4 CD.

Monster in his playing his McFly CD.

Moogsdad sitting in our bed watching Match of the Day.

That is why I'm here!!!

There's been a frenzy of card making activity in Moogsville this week.

Minxie made this lovely one for Grandma, who we will be seeing later today :)

I can see me having to make that one into an applique very soon.

As a mother of two I have of course received eight ( edited to say - make that nine!!) cards - six (seven!!) from Minx and two from Monster!!

I think something strange happened to me yesterday.

I felt like cleaning!!!

I went to Sainsbury's and stocked up on cleaning stuff.

Nipped out to buy a new mop and bucket.

Minx helped by covering the kitchen floor with vast quantities of water that I then had to mop up mopping the kitchen floor.

The house doesn't look much tidier but I know it has clean bits now and it doesn't smell of old dog any more.

As it's Mother's Day my thoughts have been very much with my Mum. I miss her with all my heart. Every single day.

In my heart I'm giving her a great big hug.

Love you Mum.

Whatever today brings for you, whether you are a daughter, a son (yer never know!) or a Mum I hope you have a peaceful and happy day.



Kitty said...

My smalls aren't home from their dad's yet :-( I was awake at 6.30 - typical, eh? Can't do it in the week, but somehow manage it at weekends! - so had myself a long hot bath, and some leisurely breakfast.

I was thinking about you and and your mum yesterday - I'm sure she's 'with you' today (and lots of other days too).

That card of Minx's is wonderful - she's obviously an artistic one - wonder where she gets that from? ;-)

Have a lovely day hun. x

Jane said...

Happy Mothers day Lesley hope its a good one. Your cards are beautiful. Hope you have lots of happy memories of your Mum today and always. Missing my Gran today as we were very close (she died 16yrs ago)but lots of happy memories.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your mum looks just as lovely as I imagined her - so nice to see a photo. I have been thinking about you and about today all week - hope you are ok xxxxx

Love all the cards from Minxie - she really loves her mummy doesn't she? And two from the Monster too - you've been spoilt!

We are off to see my mum and dad now (complete with a baby owl for Mum's present - pics later)

Sending you lots of hugs

Locket xxxx

Blossom said...

hugs on missing your mum hon.I know just what its like.......

thinking of you

the vicious chicken said...

Like other commenters have said, I've been thinking of you and your Mum over the last day or two. Hope you are doing OK today and enjoying the happy memories.

Also, congratulations of all NINE of your cards! What lovely sproglets you have (and again, to echo other commenters, those kiddiewinks are clearly very artistic souls. Good work on your part for spreading the 'crafty gene'!)

Take care Moogsmum,

PS Just realised - if you are Moogsmum does that mean you should've got a card from The Moog, too??

Penny said...

Thats a lovely load of cards, especially the flower one in the middle, and the cup of tea.

If/when your mum's not around, Mother's Day seems a bit pointless. Especially if its the first one afterwards.

quinn said...

You are so fortunate to have such wonderful feelings about your Mum. And your babies are so fortunate to have you!

(hope you don't mind such a personal comment from a reader you don't know. Your posts about your Mum really hit home!)


Kaz said...

Have a hug from me just for you because your mum's not here.

You're right, it would make a fab applique, she has talent (even for cleaning, bet that doesn't last) and nine cards?!?!?! Whoo you.

Kaz xx

Gina said...

There is no end to the talent of Minx - beautiful card for Grandma and a lovely lot of cards from both of them for you.

Smashing picture of your Mum - been thinking about you today.
Gina xx

dottycookie said...

I've been thinking of you today - hope it has been full of fun with your littlies and full of lovely memories of your mum.

And you beat me on the cards - I only got 5 (I think there were 2 more somewhere but they couldn't find them today). Funny things!

French Knots said...

Poignant day isn't it. x

Julie said...

Hope you've had a good day today with your lovely family and happy memories of your dear Mum. The cards from Minx and Monster look great. They have obviously been very busy!

Ali said...

Happy Mother's Day - love the multiple cards!!

Big hug for your happy memories of your Mum.

Jane said...

Thanks Lesley hugs to you too Jane x ((()))

Monkee Maker said...

A lovely post, Lesley, I hope you had a great Mother's Day with some lovely memories.

I can't believe you got so many cards! You've obviously raised a couple of fabulous children.


ps. I'm just a teeny tiny bit upset that you've posted pictures of industrious house cleaning ON THE VERY DAY that I post pictures of my mess. Grrr!

weirdbunny said...

Oh that card is just crying out applique me !

Bethany Hissong said...

Happy Mothers Day... obviously you are a wonderful mom, with all that love from your children in the form of many cards!! You were very lucky to have a mom you cherished so much and your children are just as lucky!

est said...

love the cards!! so sweet! :)
btw, i'd sent out the bunny to you this morning! :)

Leanne said...

Lovely post - sending your a very special Aussie hug. Love Minx's card for granny she is very talented.

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, Lesley, that brought tears to my eyes. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Leigh said...

Happy (late) Mother's Day! Your Mum looks wonderful, you were blessed!


Happy Belated Mothers Day to you, Moogsmum! I can understand how you miss your mum very much, the memories of her passing are still very fresh in your mind. I have no kids, so Mothers Day just means memories of my mum, as much as I love having them, the day does bring a lot of sadness to me too. x