Monday, May 12, 2008

Birthdays and Mother's Day

We had my daughter's birthday party Saturday at one of our city's parks. And I just bet you can't guess what the theme of it was when you look at the pictures! :-)


We held it in the nature center where my daughter and her friends were able to touch snakes (eww!) and turtles, watch a bald eagle feed, and see a mama goose and her babies swim in the water.





The girls had tons of fun, and my daughter got some terrific presents - lots of art-related stuff. And of course, her treasured Scooby Doo backpack! But since it was raining outside when we went on our little nature hike, that put a slight damper on things. Still, nothing like a good slice of birthday cake to chase away the blues!



When I got home, though, I took a nap. It rained the entire day, so that was the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon. Then hubby and I watched the Indiana Jones trilogy on the USA channel. Can never watch those too many times. And I can't wait for the new one to come out! I can't believe how much marketing I've seen for it lately, either, down to a Indiana Jones whip for kids! But hey, if it gets them outside and helps them explore, I'm all for it.

Mother's Day was great - got to sleep in and woke to a clean house! Hubby took the kids and I out for lunch and I got to browse Barnes and Noble for awhile. I even got some writing done. The weather was gorgeous on Sunday, so hubby and I also went for my nightly walk. :-)

How was your weekend?

8 comments:

  1. So glad you had a lovely day!

    I spent the weekend grocery shopping, reading, writing, spending time with my mom.

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  2. LOL at Scooby Doo!! Very sweet. Happy Birthday!! And glad you had a good Mother's Day. :)

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  3. Happy Mother's Day! The birthday party looks like it was great fun. :)

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  4. You know, there isn't much in this world that a big slice of birthday cake won't fix! ;)

    Glad you had a great Mom's dad too!

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  5. Oh Sleep! Heavenly sleep! The best Mother's Day present ever!

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  6. Lovely pics, Melissa. Thanks for sharing. Looks as if you had great fun!

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  7. Ooh, I can't wait for the new Indiana Jones movie, either!

    Happy Mother's Day! Looks like you all had a great time.

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  8. Glad you had a good time. It sounds like the perfect weekend. And I love the pics.

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