Archive for May 9th, 2010

happy mother’s day!!!!

to all of us out there that are too far away for me to hug – thank you for being there for me and thank you for being there for jasper and thank you for being there for jon and thank you for…  well, just thank you!

jasper is holding the mother’s day pot and card that she made for me at school – she woke me up this morning (without jon’s reminder – he had left early, way before she and i were awake to go fishing) with a “it’s mother’s day today!  happy mother’s day!” and then she ran and brought me her handmade presents…

funny how messy pink hand prints and scribbly signatures (you can see a “j” and a “p” but everything else is only recognizable to jasper herself!) are so much more important than anything else in the world when they are made for you by your baby…  my running, conversing, debating, headstrong, precocious, horse-loving, almost 4 years old baby.

us mothers and our will-always-be-our-babies…  oof…

(yes, that is a bandaid on jasper’s forehead…  you run around like she does and you pretty much guarantee a consistent lineup of bumps, bruises and cuts!)

hope everyone had a flower-filled, pancake-filled, happy laughter-filled mother’s day…  you deserve it!

a mother’s day lunch…

mom and i went out for a joint mother’s day celebration with just us three girls…

we met at our 1/2 way point in terrell and all of a sudden, three generations were right at that table…  crazy…  just crazy

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i love to watch jasper and her neena interact with each other 🙂

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mom hugs the jasper and jasper eats the fry 🙂

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yup, still eating that fry!!!  i guess it was a particularly good fry?

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the terrell outlet mall was right by the restaurant we ate at so we took advantage of that and headed on over…  we wandered around a while and got sucked into a couple of stores (that gap outlet is a black hole; just pulled me right in!!) and jasper tagged along when not riding on the mechanical horses that peppered the sidewalk outside the stores 🙂

strategically placed mechanical horses, most assuredly 🙂

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after she was done riding the mechanical horse, she gave it a big hug and thanked it with a kiss on the nose…  i tried not to think about how many kids had touched that nose or done the exact same thing…

we had a great lunch and as always, we wondered why we didn’t do this more often…  time just slips away, doesn’t it??

thanks for the mom day lunch, mom!

jon claude and jasper lilith enjoy each other’s company…

well, of course, they do!!!

i mean, who wouldn’t 🙂

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jon and jasper playing with the ever present iphone at breakfast…

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we went over to a friend’s house the other night and jasper lilith played extra hard with our friend’s BIG dog…  i am not sure whether the dog wore jasper out or whether jasper wore the dog out – it might have been a tie…

needless to say that jasper crashed fairly soon after we got there and she looks pretty comfortable to me!

jon watched the ufc fight and jasper slept on her favorite place to sleep in the world – on her daddy.