Sunday, May 19, 2013


Love hearing that word! Celebrating Mother's Day reminded me how thankful I am to God for blessing me with these two little ones who call me Mama!  Spoken in the sweet, innocent voice of your children, it's the best word a mother could hear.  Truly in love!

my boy who has definitely stolen my heart!

Mother's Day 2013

{smooches from my 2 favorite munchkins}

Motherhood is definitely the best and most rewarding job, yet, the hardest and most challenging job all at the same time.  But like the rest of you moms out there, we wouldn't change a thing about this amazing responsibility we have been given the privilege of doing!

This year for Mother's Day, I thought it would be fun to think of a gift the twins could help make and give to their grandmas and great-grandmas.   I decided it would be fun to have Kate and Matt put their hand prints on a flowerpot.

Since it's a bit tricky to travel back to Iowa with pots already filled with flowers, I thought it would be fun to have the twins help plant the flowers with their grandmas.  Kevin had Friday off of Mother's Day weekend so we were able to travel back to Iowa on Thursday night.  This allowed me time on Friday to got shopping for planting supplies.  So on Friday morning, my parents and I headed to Earl May to picked out flowers with the twins.  Each grandma got a different type of flower and color.  The best part of our Earl May shopping trip for the kiddos was their popcorn!  Matthew chowed down!

Friday evening the twins planted their first pot with Great-Grandma Ilene.  Friday evening was the warmest day of Mother's Day weekend.  Matthew was more interested in "helping" than Kate.  She had more fun picking flowers and running around with Grandma Willms.  Matty absolutely loved digging and dumping the dirt into the pot with the shovel.  He worked very hard the whole time!

(Of course, I took A LOT of pictures this weekend!  I'll try and pick out my favorites without making the post too long of pictures.)

working hard with Great-Grandma Ilene

of course Great-Grandma Ilene got purple flowers as purple is her absolute favorite color! :)

Great-Aunt B helped, too!

Kevin and his grandpa Jim

Best Buds!  Katers LOVES her grandpas!

Great-Grandma with her grandson and great-grandson


tried getting a group shot afterwards

{two handsome boys}

Saturday morning Kate and Matt planted flowers with Grandma Joyce.  Matthew was definitely starting to get the hang of this planting thing.

got some help from grandpa, too


Grandma with her two planting helpers

After that, the twins planted with Grandma Carol.

Pictures with grandma and her new flowerpot

such big smiles!

"You're funny, Grandma!"

I realized after the weekend was over that I didn't get a picture with Great-Grandma Willms with the twins and her flower.  So bummed!  I'll have to get one the next time we are back.

Flower planting was a lot of fun!  Having the twins participate in their gift made it all more special for me and the grandmas too!  Love making fun memories! 

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