Wednesday, January 14, 2009

A Few of My Favorite Things

My girls gave some very special presents for Christmas this year. Had to share....

RJ2 is very proud of her birdhouse. She doesn't like to color, but she does like to paint (and glue, apparently!).

CJ got so frustrated toward Christmas because she couldn't come up with a gift for me. After a knockdown/drag-out with me (long since forgotten now), she managed to create "the perfect gift."

"If your kids ever said something bad about yourself, look at this board to make you feel better." (Funny how she managed to come up with this after our spat....)

"Your hair looks so pretty and shiny." (If only it DID look like this....)

"You are a great blogger." ("And why haven't you posted any of my stuff lately?!")

"I have never known anyone with a bigger love of coffee than you AND THAT IS A COMPLIMENT!" (It is?!....Cool!)

"You are great at playing bells."
"You are so good at baking."
"Your gardening is awesome!"

Doesn't everyone need a Bad Day Board? It's even on brown recycled cardboard.

What's not to love?


My ADHD Me said...

I love it!!

I love them both!!

I've been planning on getting a bird feeder for a while, and I could definitely use a Bad Day Board.


My ADHD Me said...

P.S. Don't you love how our kids see us, despite any flaws.
Eric gets really angry if he hears me or anyone else comment that cooking just isn't one of my better qualities.
He says I make Rice A Roni and Ramin Noodles better than ANYONE!! And he's very serious!!!!

Edie said...


That bad day board is SO sweet. You really are teaching them well.

Now that cute little cupcake of yours not only enjoys painting but she also likes mosaics. What a fabulous job she did on that roof! I'm so impressed. I used to sell mosaic supplies and I LOVE making mosaics.

Both of their works of art are getting loud applause and standing ovations over here so be sure to pass it along. ;)

I just read adhd-jo's comments and cracking up over here.

Chatty Kelly said...

Add me to the list. I love the gifts too. (Although I would dispute that you love coffee more than I do...but that's just a thing).

I need a bad day board. I think everyone does. :D

twinsplusone said...

What gifts your girls shared with you...their talents and their love for you! The bird house is beautiful and the bad day board is awesome! Everyone needs one of those to start their day's always nice to start your day off on a positive note to save it from being a "bad day!"

Love it!

KelliGirl said...

Hi Sue,
I've been away from the blogosphere and it's so noce to stop by for a visit.

Wow! First of all, I love the birdhouse...and the color too. It's looks like the color of my VW bug!

Second, oh my! The Bad Day Board is the BEST present. I laughed out loud at the wonderfully sweet and honest way your daughter expressed her love for you. It's so funny to see ourselves through our kids eyes. I'm so impressed by your kids' creativity! (I'm sure they get that from you. :-) You're a great mom and it shows.


The Patterson 5 said...

I love your gifts! How very thoughtful and original! Love on a box for sure!

Hey I tagged you! Picture tag! It's a surprize for you and your readers!

Kacey Elliott said...

These gifts are absolutely precious! You are one lucky mom for sure! What mom couldn't use a bad day board - what a creative thinker she is :-)