On Saturday the girls had their end of the year viola concerts. I took a few pictures before they left the house but wish that I had the pictures in my mind that I love... like their teacher opening up his arms to give Abigail a great big hug after, and Abigail's seriousness and concentration on stage, and my mother surprising Abigail at the concert and holding her in her lap as they listened to the music, and the way Anna played with poise and grace. But I do have these...
my little one finished her first year of viola... I'm so proud of her
and my big girl just finished her fifth year of playing the viola.... I love how her love for the instrument has grown so much. It's just part of her now.
And in honor of Mothers Day I did a lot of what I love this weekend. Oh to play with her.
still in her jammies
And then of course there was the big day... Mother's Day. I'll have to say that Scott really outdid himself this year. He walked in Friday night with flowers, hung the new curtains in the dining room, planted the annuals, and took my whole family out to brunch.
But you know... just like all of you it's the homemade cards and the extra sweetness and the excitement they have for it all that is really the joy in Mothers Day. It was funny this year when Abigail walked into my room at 9:00(!!!) and said, "you're supposed to be sleeping still." Really, after she slept that late she expected me to be ready to be surprised in bed fast asleep. Love that!
And there certainly were a lot of cards. Abigail has been hiding little pictures forever it seems. I told the girls that I got so many cards that I was "like the little old woman who lived in a shoe. She had so many children she didn't know what to do." That was me with all of my cards.
a super light breakfast since we were heading to a fancy smanchy brunch...
And after all of that we headed out for a lovely brunch (and had to stop for a quick photo shoot on the way there.)
We did all of these in about 7 minutes... but I love em!
They are always picking flowers.
Abigail's full look
Scott and his mom
And the only one I have of me with my mom... ugh... eyes closed
I love my silly happy girls here
It was a happy day.