I was very lucky this year. All of my family really made me feel like they were trying. Nothing is perfect, but I love them all so much, and my standards are pretty low. ;)
Caroline brought home this card that she helped make at daycare. I don't even mind that "pieces" is misspelled.
Max picked out this card (okay, so it's a birthday card, but Max was apparently dead set on the shark card that played music) and some (mostly dead) flowers. But, I really love that this is 100% my Max. He knew what he wanted for me, and got it. And look how good his name is getting!
We got around for church early, because I knew I wanted to get a good picture with the kids for my Mother's Day book. Max was kind of resistant at first, so the best shot, he still looked a little off. I still love it though.
Caroline took her hand at photography, and she needs to work on her aim. I had to move myself in front of the camera for the shot.
So of course Max decided he needed to take one of me too.
At Sunday School, the kids drew pictures of their mom and answered some questions about her. Max showed me his drawing, "Look, Mom. There's a picture of you and your computer!" Oh, ouch. At least he thinks I'm twenty years old, and I always say "I love you."
Walter also ordered me a new mother's necklace with the kids' names and birthstones, but he doesn't know how Etsy works, so he didn't get a chain, and we're not sure when it's coming. But he thinks he got the names and birthstones right.
I'm going to call it a win, because they tried. ;)