Tuesday, May 14, 2013

All in the Family

My son came to visit his mom (and dad) for Mother's Day!  So glad to see him!  He brought along a jigsaw puzzle he bought for us at Disney World.  My kids and I have done many puzzles together over the years.  I love puzzling together.  It gives us a chance to chat and really enjoy each other's company while figuring out where the pieces go.  He arrived Friday afternoon and we jumped right in.  (As you can see, housework tends to take a back seat when we're puzzling.)

In between puzzle sessions, we watched a few movies, including Iron Man 3 since Saturday afternoon was rainy and gray, ate lots of yummy food - WH cooked breakfast and dinner (what a dinner!) and Sean cooked lunch on "the day" [and they did all the dishes!] -  and laughed and talked and enjoyed each other's company.

We had some sunny weather too, so HS managed a couple of trips to the beach while he was here...

And he commissioned a Mickey Mouse Fanny pack to aid in his traveling and beach-going (yes, he chose the fabric himself because Disney just didn't have anything he liked!)  Can you see it there against his plaid shorts?  Apparently I didn't take a photo of the fanny pack itself, although I could have sworn we did.  Fanny pack patterns are amazingly hard to find, now that said bags are out of style (though to me they're darn useful.)  Luckily, I had a pattern for a fanny pack in a shorts pattern that I made for him when he was - oh, maybe 8 years old.  (Good thing I keep all this stuff, huh?  You just never know when you will need it!)

We had a lovely visit.  So nice of him to come home and see his mom for Mother's Day - for the fourth year in a row, I think.  And no, he had to leave before the puzzle was completely finished - we were probably 2/3 done with it.  But I finished it last night, and am off this morning to buy some foam board and some mod podge.  It's too pretty (and too much work) to just tear it apart and stick it back in the box.

Hope everyone has as lovely a Mother's Day as I did! 


  1. sounds like a lovely day/weekend! so glad he was able to visit. The Mickey Mouse fanny pack is great!

  2. This sounds so wonderful :-)

  3. Awesome! I'm glad you had such a blessed Mother's day. :)

  4. I love puzzle sessions! Some girlfriends and I used to have puzzle nights...we would try to finish a 500-1000 piece puzzle in one night. We often succeeded!


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