Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mothers' Day Presents

Preston made me a book.  There were many fill in the blank statements.  Here are some highlights.

My mother is very....cute...
She is...31...inches tall.
She weighs...20...pounds
The food she likes best is....chocklot...
Her favorite color
Mom helps our family by.... cleans the house and shops at the store....
My mom's favorite food is...broccoli...but she doesn't like...(I have no idea what this one is supposed to be)...
The thing my Mom likes to do for fun a book and play with me...
My mom smiles when I....clean my room, make my bed, and do my chores....
If Mom could have one wish come true, she would wish for.... more sleep....
My mom is very special to me because she...makes lunch....

Carter gave me a top ten reasons that he loves his mom. 

I love my mom because she reads me.... cool books.
I love my mom because she helps me ....clean stuff.
I love my mom when she makes me laugh by ...tickling me.
I love my mom because she taught me how to.... talk.
I love to hear my mom sing ....beautiful songs.
I love my mom because she finds time to .....spend with me.
I know my mom cares because ......she told me she does.
I know my mom is smart because gifted a little.
I love my mom because she works so hard the house.
I love my mom because she's the best mom ever.

Okay, number one, our house isn't that clean, so I don't know why both kids talked about me cleaning the house.  Number two, broccoli is not my favorite food.  Cinnamon rolls are my favorite.  Number three, I probably would wish for more sleep. Number four, Avery would never agree that she loves to hear me sing beautiful songs.  She will still only let me sing the nothing song.  If I sing any other song, she tells me that I am bugging her really bad and to stop right now.  Number five, Carter also gave me some coupons.  I wonder if he'll actually let me redeem them.  He said, "I will not accept them on Sundays because it isn't good to work on the Sabbath."  Maybe tomorrow....

After the kids all gave me their presents, Bill told them that the littlest kid hadn't gotten me a present.  They were all confused until Avery finally figured out he was talking about a kid that was not yet born, one that is currently making me very sick.  Preston said, "Mommy, we all gave you a present, but that must be our present from you!"  Carter said, "Is it okay if I use my x-ray powers to figure out if it's a boy or a girl?  I've never been wrong yet.  Except about Aunt Becky.  I didn't know she was having twins."  Avery said, "I only want a girl."


  1. I loved this entire post. The lists made me laugh, and I thought the way you told the kids was really sweet.

  2. Cutest ever! I love this story and have shared it with my sisters- I love how the kids were so confused- I'm with Avery- I only want a girl. And when if I'm ever pregnant again, I want Carter to used his x-ray powers too- it will save me some $. And way to go and weigh 20 pounds!! That is awesome. I love choklot too.

  3. Wow! Congrats Melissa and Bill, that's awesome that you're having another little person to add to your brood!! How far along are you? Can I do anything for you?

  4. What a wonderful mother's day announcement! =)

  5. WHaaaatttt?!?!?!! Congratulations!!!! Thats so awesome!!!!

  6. Big congratulations to you both! I hope the sickies go away soon.

  7. CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you feel better soon! And I wish I weighed 20 pounds.

  8. Hilarious comments by kids...and a big congrats on #4