Mother’s Day Edition

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All photographs taken with a Canon Rebel XT'

I kinda knew that today would suck.  When you are up at 1am on Mother’s Day plunging the toilet and doing laundry and dishes you know your day won’t be getting much better.  I was right.  It could always be worse though so no complaining.

So I saved this post from yesterday and we are all going to pretend that this all happened today.  Okay!

CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL at the Quail Botanical Gardens

One step closer to getting a real pony


There was a dinosaur park. Flynn found a Brachiosaurus T-Rex (as he called it). Where did he learn that name? When did he get to the age of encouraging dinosaurs to eat leaves and climb up trees? When did he get that big?  It happened in the blink of an eye.


There, there nice dinosaur … good dinosaur …


Splash, splash


Toot, toot.


would you like chocolate covered marshmallows, strawberries or sponge cake?032

marshmallows it is.


licking up every last bit of chocolate


cupcake. so good.


Our fancy hats.


potting plants.


and decorating our pots


our plants


it was a fun day at the festival






Thank you Shannon for joining us.  We had a great time with you and the kids.

On Friday my wonderful husband kids sent me these.  Aren’t they beautiful.


I have 3 children whom I love more than anything and I am blessed to be their mother, despite them not realizing that today was Mother’s Day (until a cartoon reminded them) .

Now I’m going to get them ready for bed early and hop into bed myself with a glass of Bailey’s and a good book.

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cat May 10, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Oh Tonya, I also had a crappy Mother’s day – well, for most of it. So do not feel alone – I can see you had a great Saturday. I swear, the chocolate fountain must be the best invention since baby monitors.

Tamara Mitchell May 10, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Hey friend…I am sorry your MD wasn’t the best day! You still are a wonderful Mum, that’s for sure.Pixs are great!!! Always love your work.

Betty Flocken May 10, 2009 - 5:00 pm

I hope you got that early bed time and the Baileys. The photos are beautiful as always

Cecily R May 10, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Your pictures are wonderful and your shorties are adorable. Happy Mother’s Day my friend!!P.S. I just got a Canon Rebel for MD so I will need pointers from you!!

angie May 10, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Happy Mother’s day. Mine started the same as yours. 🙂 I did get lots of presents though. 🙂

Sharlene May 10, 2009 - 5:00 pm

I have been meaning to check out the Quail Gardens. They look awesome! So do Marisol and Flynn’s hats!

Barbara Manatee May 11, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Whew! You guys are ALWAYS doing something fun!! So jealous of all the amazing things to do around you!

Brooke May 11, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Chocolate festival sounds way better than plunging toilets.I LOVE the hats, so cute!!Happy belated Mother’s Day, sorry it was a crummy one.

The Collins Family May 12, 2009 - 5:00 pm

Love these pictures! Great idea to pretend the festival was your mother’s day 🙂 And I say you get a re-do of mother’s day when Randy gets home too!!


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