Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

I hope all the mothers reading this had a fabulous day with their families. I know I did! My boys surprised me with a brunch at Azur. After filling up on Banana and Cream Stuffed French Toast (to die for), we headed home for naps - well all except me. I went to my mom's to deliver her gift and then to pick up some essentials for a picnic dinner. Wes had told me I could do whatever I wanted to do all day and that he would cook dinner. Well being the anal planner that I am, I had already planned the week's worth of meals and had all the corresponding ingredients. I gladly took a rain check for a time when I could fully appreciate it - from planning through execution. I did improvise from my menu in favor of a fun picnic to take advantage of the beautiful weather. We ended up having some good old deli sandwiches with the tastiest Sweet Crunch Whole Foods bread (try if if you haven't). I whipped up some pasta salad full of veggies to go with the sandwiches. We also walked around Mayfest in Gratz Park for a bit prior to our picnic. Colin enjoyed, at least from a distance, the small petting zoo consisting of sheep, alpaca, goats, and an enormous cow.

Finally, to cap off a wonderfully special and superb day, I treated myself to a break from Jillian. Surprisingly, I actually missed it and looked forward to starting back up tonight. It could be because I'm starting to see some results. What more motivation could anyone ask for?! My eating habits haven't exactly been scaled back so to see progress based on exercise alone is pretty impressive in my book. Once I have my 6-pack and monster biceps, I'll be sure to post a picture. Please, no one hold their breath!

I hope each of you had a special day. I'm so lucky to have such a wonderful family who treats me like a queen. Colin is such a joy to us and I'm proud to call myself his mother. I look forward to many more Mother's Days and Daddy looks forward to the first Mother's Day that Colin can actually take the reigns. I love you boys!!


  1. What a precious post. Colin is such a doll! Happy Belated Mother's Day to YOU!

  2. Happy Belated Mother's Day - Colin looks so grown up like a little man in that picture!

  3. What a heart breaker!!! I know I am partial to redheads but he is darn cute!