Friday, May 16, 2008

Mothers Day

It all started with an announcement from the kids that I had to be dressed for the weather and ready to go by about noon on Sunday. They had something up their sleeves, but no one was talking . . . not even Ken.

They all bopped over to the house about noon and stood around for a few minutes. Then Kevin and Katie disappeared, leaving Seth and Rick to hang out and make small talk. After 15 minutes or so, Rick's phone rang . . . "Taco Bueno," he answered, mumbling something else too low for me to hear. His phone rang a couple more times . . . with the same answer, I might add . . . until finally he said it was time to go.

Alrighty then . . . we jumped in my car and I drove . . . too many passengers for the pickup truck . . . following Rick's directions. We ended up out at White Rock Lake. We drove around the lake until Rick said to pull in and park. There, sitting on a quilt, were Kevin and Katie with a box of chicken, a cooler full of drinks, a bouquet of flowers, and a singing card that made me cry because of the sweet things they wrote in it.

I have to admit, I reminisced a bit as the boys wrestled and picked at each other. Watching them throw leftover biscuits to the ducks took me back to a day when they were all wee little boys. As Katie and I sat on the quilt watching the guys be goofy, I said, "just think, Katie, one day you'll be watching your grown-up son just like this." She smiled, grabbed my hand, and pressed it against her belly . . . my grandson was kicking up a storm. It was a perfectly wonderful day!!!


Blogger rose_michelle said...

What a wonderful surprise. Glad you! enjoyed your day

5/18/08, 6:05 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Oh, how sweet! What a wonderful family you have, congratulations!

5/21/08, 1:17 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

ahhh, what a sweet day it must have been. What a wonderful family you have - you all sure do look great too.

5/23/08, 2:22 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Sounds like you had a very special Mothers Day. Katie brought tears to my eyes. How sweet!
You have amazing boys!!

6/12/08, 3:05 PM  

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