happy mother's day to all the amazing moms on my list! i hope your mother's day celebrations are going as wonderful as mine! you are all so ridiculously cool tho, and i am so lucky to know such strong and intelligent parents as i know on livejournal.
the children woke up super early and together with the girls' dad made me delicious berry and chocolate crepes. zoe is a really accomplished cook, and zane makes an excellent sous chef. evan was lucky enough to get the dishes hehe.
they spent all day yesterday working on the wrapping paper for my gift. we have an on-going tradition of them coloring wrapping paper for various things. i used to use their drawings as wrapping paper for xmas gifts for family, especially family located far away, as an extra touch of love. plus this is an awesome fix for when you run out of xmas paper right before sending off a huge mailing and you don't want to run to the store just for more paper :D
they were super sad that the "big thing" they got me isn't here yet because they were backordered for 2months, thx fredflare. but the gifts that i received today mean a lot more and are way more awesome. i don't know if you can read the wrapping paper below, but the pink owl says "normal mom (not you)" and "normal kids (not us!)" and the brown owl says "cool, fun mom (you)" and "us" underneath which i thought was adorable.
they also all collaborated on making me baby bears (reference: i call them my little bears. there is lil'est bear, medium sized bear, and biggest bear, and we often make bear jokes, etc.) so i got a bear for each of them. they chose light tan bears because they are 1/4 mexican and a 1/4 of mexican blood makes them all eternally tanned white kids. i lolled.
evan drew all these things on the side of the box for me. they are: an adam gun from bioshock, splicers tagging from bioshock, evil pacman, and a big daddy from bioshock. can you tell i love bioshock? the funniest part of this is me imagining evan sitting around going "what can i draw? what kind of things does mom like? more importantly, what kind of VIDEO GAMES does mom like?!" and then i lol. he can't stop thinking about video games for 10mins i swear.
here are the children holding their bears. evan looks extra tired because he stayed up all night making me another gift, mp3 rips of the tracks from the youtube videos by iamamiwhoami. i am really touched because i was planning on doing this myself for some time now but it is a huge pain in the ass and takes awhile and ties up my machine so i had not gotten around to it.
for the rest of the day we are going to make pinhole cameras and work on art projects around the house. it's mother's day, i do what i want! next week starts a super busy period for us getting ready for our yearly family trip up to the lake, so i think i will work more relaxation into my weekend before i stress out for a solid 3weeks.