This Mother's Day was super fun and R-E-L-A-X-I-N-G.
Gone are the days when I strive for a "perfect" day of anything.
One of the many things I've learned from having two kids is that YOU HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CONTROL anymore. When my "type A" tries to sneak out I have to quickly stuff her back down before the kids get to her first- for she is quite sensitive after all.
So this year I didn't ask for much. I just wanted a chance to "sleep in" (I put this in quotes because many times its hard for me to go back to sleep after initially being woken up by the munchkins); and I wanted a chance to "relax." Again all of this is relative- My definition of relaxing these days is far different from the days of yesteryear. Plus, I did want my husband to be happy to serve and dote on me- and not be completely worn out. Because after all, I do try to limit my slave-driving tendencies as much as I can! ha!
Something that absolutely made my day was this handprint heart canvas James helped the kids make me. This same idea my friend Jenn and I used to make Pen's class project. I loved the way that heart turned out so much I wanted to buy it! Alas, we donated it to the greater good (Pen's teacher had her eye on it)- so I told Jamers that I would probably end up just making one later (a much smaller version I might add) with our girls' handprints. Well... he remembered this conversation and secretly plotted to make one for me. I was A. so stoked he remembered something from my many ramblings, and B. so stoked that I didn't have to make this myself!- because hey, drawing the heart was hard enough for project one, I can't imagine getting my kids to cooperate long enough to paint their hands! (We tried this for tea towel Christmas presents last year and.... eeehhhhh the outcome was so, so.) :)
All in all I did get to relax and I got to enjoy my OWN mom too.
I hope all you fab moms and all you "moms" who have mothered someone or some "thing" in some way or another had a great day too!
this makes the "grab in a fire" list
|group project at Pen's school- this is "what she loves about mommy"|
|I took my mom to tea that Saturday at Andersen's on State|
it was yuuuummmy
|um yeah so they also made these adorable heart thumbprint necklaces for us|
best. preschool. ever.