Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Mother's Day to Me!

Yes, I said Happy Mother's Day. I do realize that the day is not until next month, but my most awesome, generous, super-fabulous husband has already given me my gift. If you haven't guessed, it's the camera, lenses and accessories pictured above. That's right, a Nikon D90 and all the fixin's!

I have wanted a DSLR for a long time, but assumed it would be years before I actually got one. Well, my world's-greatest-husband came to me a couple of weeks ago and informed me that he wanted to get me a new camera for Mother's Day. He doesn't know anything about cameras so he wanted me to choose the camera. So I started doing some looking around and found an awesome deal on a D90 with lenses and stuff. We bought the package, as well as an additional lens, and it all arrived on Chloe's birthday. Needless to say I have been a little preoccupied lately getting to know my new best friend. ;)

I can not even express how spoiled and blessed I feel. Not just because I received such an extravagant gift, but mainly because I have a husband who loves me and wants to do these kinds of things for me. Seriously, he is one of the most generous people I know.

Even with all of the new camera excitement (and a sick Chloe), I managed to squeeze in an unexpected sewing project.

I ran to the fabric store with the kids to buy just a little fabric to make a cover my camera strap. I let Colby walk, rather than ride in the cart. After a few minutes, he turned to me and said in all seriousness, "Mommy, I going to shop by myself." After I approved, he went off to look at fabric while I continued to the next aisle. A couple of minutes later I see this large bolt of fabric with little legs come walking around the corner. Colby was carrying this bolt that was as big as him with the biggest smile on his face. "You like my fabric?!" What can I say, it was the cutest thing ever. He had gone and actually found a fabric that he with pirates. Of course after that I HAD to buy some of the fabric. We took it home and I turned it into a pillow. He has been sleeping with it ever since. He calls it his pirate pillow. I love when something so simple can brighten his day!

For those of you who might be wondering about Easter (Mother), I will be posting about it next week. Our day was fun, but went downhill quickly and I wasn't able to get pics of the kids in their Easter outfits. I am planning on taking pics this weekend, so I will post it all next week.


Larissa Holland said...

SHAZAM! What a great gift. And it will keep on giving too. Also, how cute about Colby and his fabric. You are such a sweet mommy to take it and run and make him happy. I really like how you did his name on the pillow. felt?

Olivia Craig said...

Actually, Larissa, I did his name in fleece. I wanted to use a soft, snuggly fabric since it is where he lays his head. Also, the felt I have used in the past showed wear really fast.

Stacy said...

Oh, wow your hubby did spoil you lots! What a truly wonderful gift. :)

Love the pillow, and so cute that he wanted you to sew it for him. I just love when they do that. I love making things for them, and you know that they love it when they ask you to make it. :)