For all the moms out there, I hope you had a beautiful day! No one said being a mom was easy, but if you are one, you know how huge the payoff is!!
I had a wonderful Mothers Day. For the first time since being a mom, my day was about me. In years past, we've always gone to see our moms, or invited them over for brunch or dinner. This year I just wanted to stay home. Do yardwork and spend the day with MY family. I figured that our moms have had many more Mothers Days than I have, so they wouldn't mind. Glad I was right and they were so understanding :)
Joshua was in my room as soon as he woke up (like 7am). He had made me some gifts at school and hid them in his room. He's been waiting so patiently for Mothers Day to roll around. I wish I could have recorded his face... he was so excited it literally melted my heart!! As soon as that boy woke up he was in my room asking me if I was ready for his gifts. They were so sweet! A hand-stamped card, bookmark, and sunflower picture that said "My love for you grows, and grows, and grows."
After that, the "boys" (Rick included), decided I needed to sleep in. They wouldn't let me get up until 9:40am!!! I snuggled with them all, and then laid in bed by myself (not sleeping, just "sleeping in"). Then the kids would come back in for a while, then leave again. It was so important to them that I "sleep in" that I didn't have the heart to get out of bed until they told me I could, LOL!!
Rick made me french toast (yum!!) and then while I was in the shower, he and Josh assembled my gift:
I told Rick when we first looked at this house that if we bought it, I wanted a hammock. So, Happy Mothers Day to me!!!
We spent the rest of the day doing yardwork, took a drive to Lake Michigan, went for ice cream, and did some geocaching (which Rick doesn't really enjoy, but Joshua and I do, so it was nice that the whole family came along). Then home to relax in the hot tub and do laundry before bed. I even got a Mothers Night backrub before I fell asleep, lol!!
It's so easy to get caught up in all the busyness of having young kids, so it was so nice to spend the day just enjoying them for a while! I often lose sight of the fact that they won't be little for long and expect them to act older than they are... One day I know I'll regret that, so I'm trying to stop thinking that way. It's not worth it! Soon enough they'll be big and they'll never be little again! I don't want to miss out on any more of that! I'm actually done working at the end of the month and I cannot tell how much I am looking forward to that!!!!!
Be on the lookout for millions of pics of the boys as we get closer and closer to summer :)