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?


  1. So glad you had a lovely day!

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

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


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