This is son Jon with wife Shary and boys Adrian (8) and Jon Russ (10) on our front steps. They were my most delightful guests this Mother's Day weekend, giving me the greatest gift of all -- their presence.
Shary makes cakes for special occasions, like weddings and the like, and brought one of her scrumptious creations to celebrate our Mother's Day together. Chocolate cake with chocolate filling and double chocolate icing! Talk about overdosing! (She also does professional makeup for TV shows, weddings, political campaigns, and the like, by the way, and if you're interested, I will post her contact information.)
Jon Russ is a very creative and knowledgeable kid. He likes to make origami roses (above) and cranes and Christmas tree ornaments and the like. But he can also hold forth on subjects like dinosaurs, spiders, and various snakes and fish. This is of some interest to me since we live on a lake and have a variety of all of the above on our property -- with the exception of dinosaurs, of course. Unless you count how I feel after a weekend of adorable but very busy grandchildren...
I also received some real flowers from Adrian. And then both boys helped plant marigold and cosmos seeds for my summer enjoyment. I sure hope they come up.