Hope your mother's day was full of big hugs and smoochy kisses.
Here's a little recap - mostly in pictures - of our day. If you're wondering why so many pictures, it's because they take up a whole lot of room. Which means that I have to write less. Because writing takes time. And since I'm pretty much behind in every thing that needs to get done today, I have very little time left. Plus "a picture is worth a thousand words" which enables me to convey a large amount of data to you quickly. So here goes:
In anticipation of mother's day I bought myself flowers on Saturday. I bought them because I was in the market and spotted these gorgeous peonies. I absolutely adore peonies and have been coveting Erin's for nearly a week now. Plus I knew that my wonderful husband would arrive home from work early sunday morning and may be too tired pick up flowers on his way home. He gave me the sweetest card instead and told me how much he loved and appreciated me. He then told me that he didn't stop to get me flowers because he was sure he wouldn't find ones more beautiful than these peonies (he saw these before he left for work on saturday night). I'm fine with that because we just celebrated our 20 year wedding anniversary and I can honestly say that he has told me he loves me and values all that I do every single one of those days - and on days when the kiddos are fighting he has been known to tell me how much he loves me and appreciates me numerous times in one hour!
Next we ate my favorite cake for breakfast - Raspberry Almond Cake from the Fresh Market. Yes, there are five of us and we ate over half the cake - it's that good.
Then Ezra presented me with a beautiful letter that made me cry and freshly picked flowers which he picked for me on his morning run. Never mind that he may have slammed the door on his way out at 6:30am jolting his mama out of her peaceful slumber. I forgave him because he gave me a huge hug and because he told me he had to get up extra early in order to look up on the internet how to make an envelope - and I love the envelope so much because he made it. Plus I forgave him because he is now thirteen and I don't know how many more freshly picked flowers and handmade envelopes I will receive from him.
Then I tried to document this special moment between mother and son with a picture when Abigail flung herself into the shot - because this girly of mine loves having her picture taken! I'm fine with this because frankly, the girl is cute.
Plus she gives a fine pedicure! All I had to do was sit in the chair shrouded in purple tulle and she rubbed my feet and painted my toes. Good stuff, I tell you.
She also gave me a card that read "I love you more that donuts, I love you more than cake." Of course by that time she had already consumed two slices of cake for breakfast - so she may have been sick of cake! But I choose to believe that my girly loves me a whole lot nonetheless.
David picked me strawberries from our garden. They may not look like much but they are the sweetest, yummiest things ever!
Then he went outside and played nicely with his sister. No fighting allowed on mother's day.
This photo is from a few weeks back but I just had to share what the middle child has to put up with. He was watching his favorite show on tv - Chopped on the food network - when Abby attempted to kick him. It was all in jest (of course!) but this happens so often around here that he just leans out of the way while continuing to watch his show.
Well, all this excitement took place before 10am so we rounded off the day with a yummy salmon lunch prepared by yours truly. Followed by a trip to the movie theater to see the Avengers. That movie is over two and a half hours of action-packed fun full of violence and adventure which apparently we all love because we really enjoyed it.
Hope your day was spent having fun with your kiddos. And now I must remind myself that mother's day is long over and that I have groceries to buy, dinner to cook, toilets to clean and homework to check over - all before heading out to taekwondo at 5. Happy Tuesday to all!