Sophie's Kindergarten class recently hosted a Mothers' Brunch for all the moms, and it was such a special day for me! It was so well done- just beautiful in every way. I even left Sasha at home (I rarely leave her) so that Sophie and I could share this special event together. Dads were invited to help serve, so Michael volunteered (he's so good that way)- and it was really nice to have him there too. We enjoyed a lovely brunch and watched the class perform several beautiful songs about Mommies. They also recited The Lord's Prayer & performed it in sign language! It was very impressive (and yes, I cried!)... see the video below. :) But perhaps the most memorable part of the day (for me, at least) was hearing Sophie Lu read a book that she wrote about me. There were three sets of moms/daughters at our table, and each child read their books aloud to the everyone there. You can see the first page (above) was just so sweet.... the whole table went "Awwwww"...
and the second page was so true- we do love to cook together....
But then we got to this page... "My mom likes to dance." Here is the conversation that followed:
Sophie: (reading proudly) "My mom likes to dance."
Me: "Awww, what a sweet picture, Sophie Lu! And who is this I'm dancing with? Daddy and Ollie? And what are they holding... guitars?"
Sophie: "Noooo, Mommy! That's not Daddy & Ollie! Those are the Mariachis! (insert Mexican accent.) You know how you always dance with the Mariachis at the Mexican restaurant!
Me: (blushing and noticing that the other moms were not amused) Ohhhhh.... (then I sort of whispered to her under my breath while giving her a look... "Sophie, I'm surprised you didn't draw me dancing with my margarita..."
Sophie: (loudly) Silly Mommy, you can't dance with a margarita! Margaritas don't have legs!!!
And at that point, I could have cared less what the other moms thought... I was just so happy to be Sophie's mommy and to be lucky enough to get to hear the funny, cute things she always comes up with... she makes me laugh, and she makes my heart sing.... ♥
My precious girl and me... (taken with the same 3.5mp camera I brought to China... I didn't want bother with the big camera or worrying about lighting, etc. It felt really good, too. I'm going to be taking lots more snapshots- I miss those. :)
And here we are with our waiter... ♥