Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Today is one of those days that should happen more than once a year.  If you don't already, you should make a point to tell your mom you love her or that you appreciate her every time you talk to her.  I'm thankful for the close relationship I have with my mother and that she is such an integral part of my life.  She has taught me so much and I am the person I am today because of her.  Now that I'm a mother myself, I realize it's not always an easy job but hard or not, it's the best job a woman could ever ask to be blessed with.

My little precious has anxiously been awaiting Mother's Day since the 1-800-flowers commercials started several weeks ago.  For days he has wished me a Happy Muver's Day and it puts a smile on my face every time I hear it.  Today Wes let me sleep in and for once I was actually able to take advantage of it.  I slept until 8:30!  Whoopee!  They had managed to be relatively quiet but were super excited when I finally arose.  Colin was anxious to give me the gifts - or to open them for me.  The first was one he had made in school and the most special for sure:
After seeing this gem, I moved on to the wrapped items, or should I say Colin moved on to the wrapped items!  He had told me yesterday that he was going to get me a toy for Mother's Day.  I asked him if he thought I'd like that and he said "Yes!"  I asked him how many toys I had and he said that I helped him play with his.  Wes and I agreed that in a kid's mind, giving or receiving a toy is probably about the best you could hope for.  So with that, I took this as an honor that he wanted to get me a toy.  Instead, here's what he got me:
It's an interactive book with stickers that he and I can play with and a picture frame with 3 random boys in it!  I'm pretty sure my mom had a hand in the frame selection but it was appreciated nonetheless.

From there we went to breakfast with my mom and dad.  I ate enough for me, Pete, the neighbor kid, and well, an entire army!  It turns out that might not be a bad meal plan considering I couldn't bring myself to eat the rest of the day.  That really frees up a lot of time, ya know?

The best present came around 1pm when he decided to take a nap!  After last weekend's no-nap fiasco, this was a real treat!  Spending the day with my boys was the best Mother's Day gift I could have asked for!!

After the nap we took a tour of the farm associated with the CSA we joined this year.  Colin got to pet a chicken - with my prodding - see some enormous turkeys, some sheep, and some plants.  He thoroughly enjoyed it but the rock collecting was by far his favorite part.

What a great day spent with my 2 boys.  As I tucked Colin in to bed tonight he reminded me again, "Happy Muver's Day!"  What a great ending to a great day.

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mothers out there (and soon-to-be mothers)!!  You are all wonderful, beautiful women and should be each be commended for taking on one of the hardest, yet most rewarding jobs.  Here's to a day with no poop (already have to mark that one off my list), no whining, no fits/bites/hits, no back talk, but lots of hugs, kisses, and "I love you's!"


  1. Your son is so sweet, as usual! Glad you had such a wonderful Mother's Day. :)

  2. aw, happy mother's day! I'm glad you had a good day :)

  3. How very sweet - happy Mother's Day, friend! Colin is such a sweetie, as always (I LOVE that picture of the two of you.) It was so good to see you, Wes, Colin and "Pete" yesterday - thanks so much for coming! We're looking forward to dinner in a couple of weeks!

  4. Happy (belated) Mother's Day!!! Your line about just eating breakfast really freeing up some time CRACKED me up!!!

  5. It SHOULD happen more than once a year! Here's to a day free of whining for sure...if only. HA!

  6. P.S. Just got your Nourish Yourself giveaway package in the mail. Cannot wait to pamper myself, and try out the new yogurt. Yum! Thanks again! And just a heads up, I'm going to give you a shout-out tomorrow. :)

  7. Sounds like a wonderful day! Colin's artwork is SO precious!! I'm looking forward to the day when Logan can make me something like that :)