Xander and Mary weren’t sure how they felt about staying home together while the rest of us skipped off to the movies. But Mary is too little and Xander had already seen The Avengers (he’s a thirteen year old boy, of course he went opening weekend). As the two strongest personalities in our household, Xander and Mary sometimes clash, but as they strategized for the evening they became giddy and excited. They pulled out games, planned a gourmet dinner of ramen and strawberries, rode bikes to the library (a first for Mary)(and then made up horror stories of narrowly avoiding semi-trucks and crossing on red lights) and planned to make cookies.

Halfway through our movie, Xander called Erik in desperate need of the computer password. They’d filmed a movie and wanted to edit their footage. Rather than breakfast in bed, I had a movie on the laptop this morning.

I am completely amazed by these two. Created, filmed, downloaded, edited completely on their own.

Mothers Day from Michelle Lehnardt on Vimeo.


p.s. I’ve never been a fan of Mother’s Day (my heart hurts too much for everyone around me), but Skyping with a missionary completely (selfishly) redeems the day.

May 11, 2012
May 16, 2012



  1. ellen

    May 14, 2012

    That video is priceless!!

  2. Tracy

    May 14, 2012

    LOVE! (Also how was the movie?) Happy Mother’s Day dear friend. Love you. xo

  3. Rachelle

    May 15, 2012

    The video was amazing. I wish I could borrow those two to clean up MY kitchen. :o)

  4. Cath

    May 16, 2012

    Those two are so darling. How ever do you grow them so well? 😉 And I’m so glad you got to talk to Ben. Everyone looks happy. xo

  5. k. novella

    May 16, 2012

    your kids are so sweet!

  6. Mitchell Family

    May 20, 2012

    So much better than breakfast in bed. Besides we all know how you feel about toast crumbs.

  7. Kerri

    May 20, 2012

    OK, those two are DARLING. I LOVE the cleaning-up-the-kitchen segment. Can they come work that magic over here? And hooray for missionary phone calls.

Comments are closed.