Have I mentioned that my mom's in town? I'm in Heaven! Seriously, two moms and two kids is just about right for me:) With the both of us reading books, prepping dinner, taking zoo trips etc. this mothering thing just seems like a breeze!
We were so excited about her visit and I spent the week or two prior getting all ready, fluffing pillows, arranging things just so, picking up last minute groceries... We have a guest room downstairs, but I wanted it to feel extra homey. I made the bed with the quilt I made before Vivi was born. Sam and Clay picked out some pretty, potted flowers to set on the window sill.Sam got to use my special water color paints (I actually love it when he uses them; the colors are so vibrant and beautiful!) and painted Grammy some pictures to decorate the walls.
And I handpicked a selection of books from my collection that I thought she might particularly like. I also stocked up on movies at the library, lots of British, Jane Austen-y flicks and old movies. I almost picked up Pollyanna because the family joke is that my dad never wants to let my mom pick movies with the reasoning being, "Oh, you'll just pick something like Pollyanna..."
What do you do to make your house feel like home for guests?
PS Speaking of moms; if they do a sequel I have plenty of material, because I tell my mom EVERYTHING! How about you? Would you be able to fill a book easier with stories you've only told your mom or stories you've never told your mom?