This day is fast becoming one of my favorite days of the year. It falls second only to Thanksgiving. It’s so wonderful to celebrate my greatest joy and greatest accomplishment as a woman. So, to celebrate this day, my ultimate goal was to be with the people that make this day mean so much. 🙂 It was also my first Mother’s Day with my little man!!
I started off going to church to thank God for my blessings. I did this without the kids because 1) It takes a long time to get ready for church and I didn’t want to lose the morning 2) I wanted to be able to sit through mass and listen without having to find a toy or pull out snacks to keep the babies calm. There are some battles worth fighting and that one just isn’t one of them. Plus, I knew my baby sister was going to an announce her engagement to her future mother-in-law and I wanted to be a part of that action. Awwww! (Congrats sis!)
Once I was reunited with the fam, we brunched at Joe’s Creekside Cafe, one of our favorite local spots. We originally planned on going hiking that morning, but the winds were blowing up the pollen and allergies were killing the mood. Instead, I convinced the hubby that a pair of new trail running shoes and complimenting running gear was much needed…..or we could swing by the Gucci outlet instead. Ha!
The shoes won that battle. LOL I love running shoes and purses, but the running shoes are more important and a wiser investment to our health and fitness.
We spent the rest of the day at the Dixon May Fair. I wanted to spend this day with the kids and watching them meet and greet all of the animals up close was a lot of fun for me and a great way for me to spend this day. My Malia held my hand as she explored the different animals, and the feel of it there always brings me joy. That’s the feeling I wanted to have this day.
The rest of the day was fairly uneventful. Tired from our excursions, we went home and vegged on the couch. The babies napped and I got to watch Pride and Prejudice on television. As this happens to be one of my favorite movies (Keira Knightley is lovely in this film!), it capped off my day perfectly.
This was the perfect Mother’s day for me. It was the first one with both of my babies. 🙂 When my husband gave me my card, it summed up our life perfectly. I’ll hand it to him – he’s a man of very little words, but he’s an absolute pro at finding the cards that speak to our lives and our spirits. His card included a little note that included “We may not be the most efficient or the cleanest parents” but we give our kids lasting memories and a childhood filled with imagination, joy, adventure and love. Motherhood has taught me to seek out and create those moments. I can’t celebrate this day without them – no matter how badly I need a pedicure or how much laundry is piling up on our dining room table (that’s what the formal dining room is for, right?!) I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!
What’s your perfect Mother’s Day?