Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Sometimes it pays to have a few more kids than average. For example, today at Church each child made a card that said "you are a Marvelous Mom" and tucked inside each one was a package of M&Ms. So I got 6 bags. Of course, having six kids also means there are six little hungry mouths asking for some of my candy, so after sharing with all of them, perhaps there's no advantage after all.

In any case, it was a nice day. DH made a yummy breakfast, I got a few cards, and after Church we went up the canyon for a picnic. Most of us were still eating when our lunch was interrupted by Allison's excited cries, "I found a snake! I found a snake!" She came rushing over with it coiled around her fingers. There was a bit of squabbling over who got to hold it and when, but both girls (and some of the other kids as well) enjoyed playing with it before we let it go. Allison was even kissing it at one point! After we ate, we hiked a short distance to Bridal Veil Falls. The weather was lovely and we had a great time. I had to laugh, though, because as the kids were putting their shoes on, Allison started shrieking, "Eeeeee! an ANT!" The same child who grabbed a snake and cuddled with it moments before was scared of an ant.

We came home, napped, DH made dinner, and we enjoyed a nice evening.

Hope your day was also great!

Here's a video of our snake friend (excuse the initial orientation; I always forget the camera has to be horizontal during videos):

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