Sunday, May 9, 2010

mother's day

Really big stump.
Us in a tree.

My little tree-climbers.

The girls got their faces painted! So cute!

Yes, we went to the zoo again.

Why is she always throwing up gang signs when I take her picture?
Love this otter!

the last couple of years I have spent mother's day feeling depressed and ashamed, reflecting on my total failure as a mom, and getting angry at all the "perfect moms" in those mother's day tv commercials. So far, mother's day this year has been pleasantly different. I actually feel ok today. I know I am not the best mom in the world, but I am by far not the worst. My girls are happy and healthy and know they are loved. I guess that's more than I can say for alot of kids on this planet.

I don't feel like writing anymore because my brain feels tired today. Tired but happy. I guess I will post some pictures of some things we did this weekend to celebrate mother's day.
Oops the pictures went up there and i cant figure out how to bring them down. Deal with it ;)!


battleinmind said...

I'm glad you had a successful mother's day! The fact that your children know how much you love them makes you a brilliant mother, they are happy, you should be proud of how well you've done with them :)


Keely said...

Yay! I love these pictures. Kirsi loves them too. :) You are such a good mom. (hug)

P.S- Your zoo is so much cooler than our zoo. I want to ride a camel. Plus the goats never jump to greet us.

Cammy said...

Happy Mother's Day! I thought about you this morning, because I am continually impressed by what a cool and amazing mother you are. Tree climbing? You're awesome! I hope you had a good day, you deserve it!

Alexandra Rising said...

Happy Mother's Day!
I cant get over how adorable your girls are, Lisa. They always have smiles and you have provide such wonderful activities and adventures for them. You are an awesome mom.

Lisa and Jim said...

Your kids are so cute!

And my four-year-old students are CONSTANTLY trying to throw up gang signs when I take their pictures. It's especially touchy given where I teach ... said...

You are an AMAZING mom, Lisa! And I really really mean that.