So of course the family all gathered to attend to such festivities. There were flowers, and cards, and hand made goodies. And of course...FOOD.
Here is a dual purpose cake I made. One side is for mothers,
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Of course, the kids were unimpressed with such cake decorating prowess. The trampoline was calling:
Of course the little darlings took a break once in awhile to critique the buffet offerings:
and the "older crowd" had to be pandered to occasionally:
Of course, the star of such children offerings is usually the youngest...I give you the (not for long) stationary infant:
A rare photo of me with one of the kids:
and the "offerings to the mantle of motherhood" began:
a little butterfly coming in for a landing:
it takes many photos to get to the perfect photo:
the winners! (please note the cropping of some photos - some expressions are NOT salvageable):
and then of course there are others who are not so easily coerced into smiling:
A little undignified on the spot childcare could be seen throughout the day.