Gotta love these.

One from Anna (with a little help from her teacher at school) and one from Simon (with a little help from Chris on how to spell "appreciate"). Both totally loved.

Had a really nice Mother's Day. A little time to read the paper, a little time to chat with my Mom (she was here with me on Friday night and we got to go to dinner), a little time to work on my computer, a little time to run an errand to Target, a little time to play at the pool with the kids in the late afternoon (the weather was awesome - in the 80's), a little time in the yard, a little time for popcorn (always time for popcorn).

In case you can't read the photo, here's what each note says:

FROM ANNA | Dear Mommy, I like to eat popcorn with you and go to Target and go on the swings. Thank you for watching unicorns with me and hugging me. I love you! Happy Mother's Day!

FROM SIMON | Thank you for helping me around the neighborhood and the town. I really appreciate you. Love Simon. PS. I like to snuggle with you.

Man I love those two.

46 thoughts shared

  1. marsha j

    2012-05-14 16:00:22 -0400

    priceless is correct! enjoy these days they grow up too fast.

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  2. Queen Mary

    2012-05-14 16:41:26 -0400

    Love 'em! And don't stop! pssst, rumor someone might get a grant from autism speaks - but just a rumor....

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  3. KathleenB

    2012-05-14 18:32:07 -0400

    Love Simon's P.S. - so cute!

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  4. Melissa

    2012-05-14 19:45:47 -0400

    Helping around the neighborhood and town! LOL!!!

    Those are the best. :)

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  5. orange gearle

    2012-05-14 20:09:39 -0400

    I especially love the snuggle part. :-)

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  6. madeline St onge

    2012-05-14 20:38:06 -0400

    What a treasure you have there Ali.

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  7. Lisa W.

    2012-05-14 22:38:10 -0400

    Priceless!!!

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  8. Janet K

    2012-05-14 23:34:33 -0400

    These are Awesome!!! Glad you had a nice Mother's Day!!

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  9. Kathy

    2012-05-14 23:39:15 -0400

    I agree those notes from the kids are PRICELESS. My 6 year old says "I love my mum because she loves me"..... truely that says it all and my 8 year old had 7 boxes starting off typed words like "My mum wears" and the kids had to fill in the rest and do a picture....the things he said to me mean more to me than any present could. This year I just gave them both $10 to spend at the School Mother's Day Stall and their pictures and words were AMAZING.....they are treasures.

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  10. kate Adderley

    2012-05-15 00:36:59 -0400

    WHAT TREASURES YOU HAVE TO KEEP, I WAS GOING THROUGH A CLEAN OUT THIS PAST WEEK AND CAME ACROSS NOTES THE KIDS HAVE GIVEN ME ALL THOSE YEARS AGO, THEY ARE THE BEST TREASURES OF ALL, SO GLAD YOU GOT TO SPEND TIME WITH THAT OTHER TREASURE IN YOUR LIFE - YOUR MUM, I GOT TO SPEAK TO MINE ON THE PHONE, THERES NOTHING BETTER THAN OUR MUMS, GLAD YOU HAD A GREAT DAY ALI

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  11. Beverly

    2012-05-15 08:33:04 -0400

    so much LOVE!!!!

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  12. ana smith

    2012-05-15 08:56:55 -0400

    Those are precious. My'kid" is 30 and I do believe I have every card he's ever given me.

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  13. Tammie

    2012-05-15 09:10:27 -0400

    Cute!

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  14. Ruth G

    2012-05-15 09:54:36 -0400

    Those heartfelt words are the best! My son loves to cuddle and hug, too, and he's so good at it! It's really a wonderful time! (I honestly think it's partly that those on the spectrum like pressure - like being buried under tons of blankets - but it's such a positive, relaxed time!)

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  15. Jackie O.

    2012-05-15 10:02:52 -0400

    Wonderful children with awesome love for their mom and sweet words to heal the soul. Bravo Anna & Simon!

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  16. Julia

    2012-05-15 11:51:55 -0400

    those are precious!! getting really excited for your "31 things" class, just signed up the other night and did a post about "writing" today... looking forward to stepping out of my comfort zone with this class. can't wait!

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  17. Bev W.

    2012-05-15 12:14:57 -0400

    Oh my goodness!!! These would sure bring happy tears to my eyes! You dis awsome Simon and Anna:)

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  18. cristalfab

    2012-05-15 13:50:54 -0400

    Don't know if you read all the comments or not, but I just wanted to say that you have handled your adversity with tremendous grace. I know what you've gone through, its not fun for anyone. But we all make a choice - to handle it with grace or to display bitterness. You have made a wise choice.

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  19. marisa

    2012-05-15 17:44:30 -0400

    So cute! Our daughter's preschool gave out letters to us as well. Mine said My mommy's name is Samantha..it's Marisa..she is 24..uh 36...she weighs 54 lbs..thank you honey..and makes good sausages for us and wants to be a dancer because she likes Moves like Jagger.

    I love these kind of letters! Thanks so much for sharing

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  20. Kerry

    2012-05-15 19:14:44 -0400

    Beautiful and priceless, something to be treasured forever xx

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  21. Suz

    2012-05-15 19:51:31 -0400

    Always...always...love the handwritten/handmade gifts and cards from the kiddos. Treasures for sure! :)

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  22. Teresa

    2012-05-15 23:26:50 -0400

    That is so sweet. I got notes in my bag I carry to work. 3 actually. I have some little lunch box notes for my daughter. I saw her going through them on Mother's Day morning. She picked out some and added to what was already on them then she put them in my bag to find at work.

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  23. Jen

    2012-05-16 13:32:37 -0400

    I like to snuggle, too!

    "First we’ll make snow angels for a two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse Cookie Dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.”

    -Elf

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  24. Erica Hettwer

    2012-05-16 18:15:16 -0400

    Happy sigh. :)

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  25. AnnaD

    2012-05-17 12:14:17 -0400

    What sweet notes from your little ones. You are doing such an amazing job with your kids--and they have inherited your kindness.

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