This past Sunday was Mother’s Day. While I’m am generally a scrooge about minor holidays (they all seem very Hallmark-y to me: I’m looking at you, Valentine’s Day!) I can absolutely get behind a holiday that honors our mothers and fathers (next month) because mine are pretty awesome.
I remember last Mother’s Day like it was yesterday. I was in the tired and sore stage of pregnancy, but for some reason I was feeling pretty good that day. We slept in (as much as I could, anyway) and then hung out in bed and played with Macie for a bit. Justin surprised me with a chest freezer and a piece of art he had made with the soundbite from A’s heartbeat (so beautiful and there were definitely lots of happy tears!). We went out and picked up more soil and mulch and planted some plants into our front flower bed. We picked up Tacobell breakfast (!!) and I tried the Black Cherry Freeze for the first time (still prefer the Baja, sorry guys!). We had a gorgeous brunch at my Aunt’s house and spent the rest of the day just relaxing and enjoying the perfect weather. I definitely had several happy cries throughout the day because I just couldn’t believe that at this time next year, we’d finally have our sweet baby to celebrate this holiday with us. And now here we are, one year later. A is here in all of her glory and it’s even better than I ever could have imagined it would be. The weekend as a whole was a series of happy moments, laughter and quality time.
Mother’s Day started out much earlier than last year, around 5:30am when poor Macie got sick. Sleep after that was restless at best until A woke up around 6:45am. We fed and played with A for a little while and around 7:30am decide to head out to the diner and get some breakfast. We spent the rest of the morning relaxing and I made my dish to pass for brunch later that day. A got a good nap in.
Shortly before we left for my Uncle’s, J and A gave me the sweetest Mother’s Day gift. Inside the box was all of these amazing magnets that J made for me, covered in photos of A and a few with him and I in them. I am constantly whining about how I never have enough magnets so this was the perfect gift for me! I live for the thoughtful gifts. I was so excited about these that I almost threw out the box which I suddenly realized also contained tickets to see Kinky Boots (ya know, the Tony Award winning musical that happens to be in town this week). I had been talking about wanting to go, but kept forgetting to get tickets and I was worried that it was sold out. J always has the sweetest surprises up his sleeve, I’m so lucky.
We had a really delicious brunch at my Uncle Earl’s house- he spoiled all of us lucky Mom’s with omelettes made to-order (the whole spread was delicious!). It was the perfect day to sit out on the back deck and enjoy each other’s company. One particular highlight was watching A interact with her older cousin Stella. She clearly looks up to her and got all happy and smiley when Stella would talk to her and hang out near her. Both gals really had an excellent time with the bubbles.
We relaxed for the rest of the afternoon. A took a nap and then we took her for a walk. We had dinner with our friends and took A out for ice cream for the first time (which was a huge success!).
In general, it was a fantastic day. I cannot get over how very blessed I am to have such a sweet baby and a husband who spends every day trying to make things special for our family. So many great family members and friends went out of their way to wish me a happy Mother’s Day and it really meant the world to me. My heart is full. Being a Mom is the best job that I’ve ever had and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, even in its most challenging moments.
What was the best part of your Mother’s Day?