What do you do on Mother's Day? We generally pick a yard project and get our children (free labor!) to help. It's a tradition we started when they were in school and couldn't afford presents. We've dug stumps, put in gardens, painted, moved 14 tons of stones, put in a pond - all kinds of fun things. It's worked out really well but they're getting older now and have caught on that it would be much easier to just buy me something! I love that we're all together. This year we're tackling the front gardens.
I have my fingers crossed that all my garden soil is underneath this mulch on the side. We'll have to dig carefully around my oldest's lilac tree - planted for him the year he was born. I dug it up and moved it from Massachusetts when he was three. It took a big excavating machine to move it 27 years later! I was worried it wouldn't make it, but it's blooming! (Jim thinks I'm going to let him trim it this afternoon - ha! Left to his own devices it would be in the shape of a lollipop when he's done.)
I'm not sure how much we'll actually get done. I'll be happy if we just get the soil ready and I can plant tomorrow. We'll see. The kids will be home for the day - what more could a Mom want?
Happy Mother's Day everyone. Enjoy your day!