Friday, May 21, 2010

Flattering Shrubbery

Mother's Day Shrub

For Mother's Day, the Primary kids in our branch gave their moms a shrub, decorated with all the reasons why their mother is the best.  (We can do things like this,  because there are only 7 kids in the entire Primary.  Three of them are mine.)

Here's what mine said (there are some repeats, because the girls thought of the same things):

She helps me.
She teaches me to clean.
She washes clothes.
She helps me when I'm sick.
She walks me to the bus!
She helps me water my plants.
She hugs me.
She cuddles.
She goes to the store with me.
She helps me when I need help.
She loves me.
She helps me with my homework.
She takes care of me when I'm sike.
She brushes my hair.
She buys me stuff.
She helps me match my clothes.
She is nice.
She helps me play my violin.
She makes me breakfast.
She helps me learn to be kind.
She's a good mom.
She kissis me.
She helps me clean.
She teaches me.
She decorates my room.
She teaches me to fold my cloths.
She helps me with puzzles.
She kisses me.
She teaches me to clean.
She makes me craphts.
She helps me on my homework.
She buys me things.
She teaches me.
She helps me do my chores.
She takes me shopping.

Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. What a great gift! I love it. And I think your girls are really learning to express their gratitude.

  2. Ha! First (unless someone is doing this simultaneously). This is one reason living in small out-of-Utah wards can be so satisfying.

    Lara, this is a beautiful tribute. All of these things are recognitions of the small, daily ways you are present in the lives of your children. They understand and appreciate that. I hope you can pat yourself on the back.

  3. Ohhhh, I just want to squeeze them!! Iss em and hug em! What wonderful girls to think of so many things they are grateful for in their mother!! COuldn't be better!

  4. What a great idea! We are doing something similar (but more abbreviated)with a bookmark for father's day. Sounds like you had a great Mother's Day!

  5. Awh SO nice of your primary to help them do that!

  6. What a cute idea. The idea and the actual tree. What a treasure. Sounds like your kids might like you. :)

  7. boy when you leave UTAH life is totally different isn't it! For one to appreciate the really need to go East....the same in my daughters ward in NC. 5 YW. I love the idea of the plant...sweet things the girls wrote about their sweet mommy. :)

  8. Love it! My mother's day gift Ella made me at preschool was sweet like this. My first preschool mother's day gift and I LOVED it.

    We got the standard carnations in our ward and it isn't that big. lol.

  9. Ah, so sweet.

    I'd love a flattering shrub. I think I'd put it right next to my singing bush. :)

  10. So cute! And you should blog about how thay accomplished all those things, because they will! You are a great mommy!

  11. Oh, great idea, i love this!

    I'm Primary President in my ward right now, and we had the kids make construction paper cards decorated with felt flowers. A huge hit.

  12. What a fun idea! I'll have to use that for a Teacher Appreciation thing sometime.

  13. This is so precious. A lot of mothers had their days turned joyous because of this.