Sunday, May 14, 2006

I love you more than 50 elephants


That's what my daughter said going to bed last night.

I told her "wow, that is quite a gift for mother's day".

Happy Mother's Day to all of you hard-working moms out there. We know through all the challenges, tough days, power struggles and tiredness, that our rewards are immeasurable - and forever cherished.

I wish you a beautiful day with many elephants! :)
-Dreena

15 comments:

SusanV said...

Oh, Dreena, that is so sweet! What a gift indeed!

EatPeacePlease said...

That is super-cute and sweet. She must really love animals too!

Julie said...

That's too cute! Happy Mommy's Day!!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Happy Mother's Day Dreena~~~~~and all other moms that read this.

raising_kahne said...

Thanks Dreena! I wasnt able to make my mom cookies because she told me not to make anything because they had a lot of desserts from our family get-together, but I printed the recipe off, and plan on making them asap! But, do you know if there is a substitute for blackstrap molasses?? I unfortunately dont have any : (
Happy Mother's Day to you also! That was so sweet what your daughter said! She seems really adorable!

Dreena said...

Thanks Susan, Leslie, Julie, and Jess... I thought it was the ultimate in sweet as well! She made me quite a splendid mother's day card too! :)

Hi Savanna, thanks for the mother's day wishes. :) Re the blackstrap molasses, you can use regular molasses if you have it. If you don't have that, you can omit it since it's such a small amount and not *crucial* to the recipe. It gives a depth of flavor that I like in the cookies, but if you make them without it, they will still taste fabulous and the recipe won't suffer one bit! Enjoy!!!

raising_kahne said...

ok thanks! I cant wait to make these cookies for her! I got the guts to tell her today my plan(if that's what you want to call it)). I told her that I am going to continue being vegetarian, but I am also no longer eating dairy. I really expected her to take it..well, not good. But she actually took it very well! I told her, and all she said was "Hmm..ok. I just wasnt you to make sure you have plenty of calcium and protein in your daily diet because, being vegetarian, you'll need it. But Ill get you a multi-vitimin also to help you." So Im really glad she's accepting it better! Thanks guys for the advice you gave me!

bb said...

Beautiful, graceful elephants. What an uplifting pic!

Dreena said...

Oh, Savanna, that is some great news... sounds as if you and your mom are starting to understand each other with the changes you are making. I'm really happy for you that you are not fighting and that you seem to be supporting each other - wonderful! Cookies can only help the matter!! :)

Thanks, bb!

Harmonia said...

Now that's awesome! Happy Mother's Day!


Sorry I haven't been around much but I am back!

Dreena said...

Thanks, Harmonia... glad to have you back!! :) :)

Vicki said...

beautiful photo & sentiment! that's BIG love.

Sweet Pea said...

That is truly amazing.

Dreena, I have a question for you...when your daughter is invited to b-day parties do you call ahead and speak to the parent regarding her "dietary restrictions"?

Dreena said...

Thanks, Vicki! :)

Hi sweet pea, well, I don't have any situations (yet) where my daughter is invited to parties and I have to notify them of our diet. So far, most of the parties we have been to the moms/dads are also friends or acquaintances, and so they know our diet. Some of these friends are also vegetarian, and so they have served things like veg hot dogs, hummus, fruit, etc. I do remember one party two years ago that they served regular hot dogs and a lot of cheese dips, etc. The party was after lunch hour so we had our regular lunch and by the time my daughter was at the party she wasn't interested at all in the food, but just wanted to play. She had some fruit and a few chips, and that was it. She didn't even look at the hot dogs or other foods. I know I will have more of these situations when she is in school, and I suppose I will have to chat with the parents at that time. I will always offer to bring along a veg hot dog or something else for her. I find the kids are always more interested in the fun and games, and just nibble on fruit and maybe some chips anyhow. If they have some food in their bellies before reaching the party, it's not a problem usually. Plus, now she understands what her food is, where it comes from, and so she doesn't want to eat the cake with 'cow milk' or cookies with 'eggs'. I guess for every bday party she will be invited to I will be making my own batch of cupcakes at home! :)

shinyruby said...

kids can really sum it up sometimes, can't they? what a beautiful thought. x