Friday, August 8, 2008


One of the things my kids love to do is to bring me flowers. Those flowers may range from weeds to any other flower looking thing they may find. I always thank them and and try to appear like I actually LOVE the wonderful treasures as much as they do, but most of the time it is more about loving the child and their wonderful thoughtfulness. This time however it was a flower that I have been admiring afar for a long time and they surprised me yesterday with this flower. I think these flowers are so beautiful, but they belong in the water and I do love to admire the flowers in their own places, they make God's world so much more pleasant and wonderful, and my children decided to bring some of his masterpieces into our home, so now we have four of these wonderul flowers gracing our kitchen.

To say I don't appreciate these beautiful gifts and the thought behind them is not even close to true, but in my minds eye the fear of them actually going to the lake (without me knowing it) and having to step into the water, (OK, my overly careful mind can conjur all kinds of things, not the least which is alligators), but everything is o.k. and after explaining to them the dangers of venturing out without permission and supervision hopefully they will never venture out like that again. I am thankful that at least they didn't take the baby with them.
I also wanted to add this photo to the photo contest at 5 Minutes for Moms. Living in Florida it seems that our most beautiful flowering time of the year is in the winter, but there are a few hardy flowers that happen to bloom and look so elegant in the hot scorching summer months, and this is one of them. Hope you enjoy it as much as I am. What would I do with the $500.00 prize. I would spend it for the two birthdays that I have coming up. With two parties at the end of the month I am sure it would help make them special. My baby will be two and my baby boy will turn 6, so a shopping I will go. You can check out the contest here:


PDX PR Chick said...

Hey Angela,

I saw you posted a comment on the 5 Minutes for Mom Back to School giveaway hosted by (for the Sony Cybershot camera).

These rules are a little different. First, you have to join Ciao and submit a review of a tech product you currently own (like your cell phone or iPod). Then post your Ciao username on the 5 Minutes contest post (that is how we're keeping track of those eligible to win).

Feel free to email me if you have any questions - the detailed instructions are in the blog post at 5 Minutes.

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Anonymous said...

Great photo and wonderful story to go with it.

Kind of on the same subject...Florida is my favorite state to visit....but yes, I would be worried about the gators in the water too...

Margee2007 said...

Very sweet for the Kids to bring u flowers. But I would be worried to about the water. I really like the flower tho....its very pretty.