Entries in Mother's Day (2)


Car Plunges Into Calif. Family’s Swimming Pool

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- A mother in California awoke on Mother’s Day to find more than just breakfast in bed or roses on the table. She found, instead, a silver Lexus at the bottom of her family’s swimming pool.  The car was not a strangely placed gift for her, however, but the unfortunate landing spot of a suspected drunken driver.

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reports that the suspect, 40-year-old Modesto Cabral, was driving through the Los Angeles suburb of La Peunte, Calif., early Sunday morning when he plowed through a cinder block wall surrounding the home of the Diaz family and ended up directly in the family’s swimming pool.

California Highway Patrol officials say that Cabral allowed his 2006 Lexus GS430 to drive through an intersection, over a sidewalk and into the family’s backyard.

Cabral pulled himself to safety by squeezing through his car’s passenger side front window, authorities said.  He was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence and is being held in the county jail until a scheduled court appearance this Tuesday.

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President Obama, Daughters Making ‘Handmade’ Mother’s Day Gifts

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama says he and daughters Sasha and Malia will be “concocting some things” for first lady Michelle Obama in honor of Mother’s Day, to “make sure that she knows how much we love her and how much we appreciate her.”

“She deserves to be spoiled,”  Obama said of his wife in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts.

“Some aspect of it will be handmade,” he said.  “You know, Malia and Sasha -- it’s sort of like an arms race in terms of who can make the bigger, more creative card.”

Obama said the kids’ rooms in the White House would be strewn with markers, colored pencils and paper over the next few days.

The special treatment for the first lady comes nearly a week after Obama deplaned Air Force One in Columbus, Ohio, accidentally leaving his wife behind -- all as the cameras looked on.

“Oh, it was embarrassing,” a smiling Obama told Roberts.  “She gave me so much grief.  It was terrible.”

The president praised his wife for her advocacy on behalf of children and military families, calling her achievements “extraordinary work.”

“What I’m so proud of is how her core values as a mom, she’s been able to translate into stuff that I think has given moms all across the country some additional tools to, you know, do what they care most deeply about, which is to raise wonderful kids,” he said.

Obama's daughters -- Malia, 13, and Sasha, 10 -- were both born in Chicago.  They attend the private Sidwell Friends School in Northwest Washington, D.C., where their parents are occasionally known to visit for sports games, concerts and parent-teacher conferences.

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