The girls have been wanting to hang birdhouses in the woods for some time now, and this week I was mom of the year and made all their birdie loving dreams come true!
I did a curbside pick up at Michael’s for all the supplies. I got two wooden birdhouses (of course they didn’t have two of the same available!), five colors of outdoor acrylic paint, and a set of brushes all for $20. I thought that was pretty good.
Monday was cool but sunny so we painted out on the deck.
Matty and I were actually pretty impressed with how well they turned out.
I made sure to document the bottom of them! 😉
On Tuesday I sprayed them with a few coats of sealer, and then yesterday they were ready to go up on the trees.
We went for a walk right after we hung the birdhouses, and when we got back we already saw a bird poking in and out of both houses! Apparently our two trees are a prime spot because those birds snatched them up fast! #birdrealestate
In other news, this weekend is Mother’s Day! I’m so very sad that we won’t be able to celebrate with our moms, but I AM looking forward to being pampered a bit on Sunday here at home. (Matty, you’re reading this, right?!) I’ll be doing nothing but hanging out and relaxing with these little ladies!
I feel like I post these same thoughts every year on Mother’s Day, and I’m going to keep posting them because there might be someone out there that needs to read them:
Whatever your Mother’s Day looks like this year, I hope there is a little bit of joy. If you’re struggling to become a mother, if you’re struggling as a mother, if you’ve lost your mother, or if you just haven’t seen your mother in 58 days because of quarantine, my hope is that you cut yourself a little slack on Sunday and give yourself some time to relax and just be happy. If there’s a baby shaped hole in your heart, I pray it’ll be filled one day soon. If you’ve lost your mama, I’m sure she’s smiling down on you today. And if you’re in the thick of motherhood like I am, I hope your husband makes a few decisions (and meals!) for you today so your brain and body can take a rest . . . and a few mimosas on the side wouldn’t hurt! 😉
Happy Quarantine Mother’s Day, everyone!
We’ve got this!