Mother’s Day 2013

This Mother’s Day was one for the books.  Probably the best Mother’s Day ever.  I loved every moment of it.  When I was a young mommy with tiny kids, all I wanted for Mother’s Day was a break.  A day off, far, far away from any tiny humans.  As I get older, and as my kids get a little bigger, all I want for Mother’s Day is to cherish these moments that I feel are going by way too quickly!  So, to that end, I spent the day snuggling and loving my kiddos, and being taken care of by my amazing husband and partner in parenting crime.  It started out as all good days should…..snuggling in bed.  Lots of little knees and elbows, and lots of love.

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Next up, PRESENTS!  This was the best part of the day.  Halle wrote me the sweetest, most thoughtful poem, and I confess, many tears have been shed while reading it.  I have put it up on a shelf in my room and when I need a little parenting confidence boost, I just have to read this poem from my sweet girl. 

IMG_0402 IMG_0403 Josh made me this wonderful card with his cute little handprints, and Blake wrapped up this ball in a piece of paper and said, “Here, Mom. I don’t want this anymore, so I’m giving it to you!”  How I love that small one. 
IMG_0404 IMG_0405 IMG_0406 I was treated to a fantastic gluten free, dairy free breakfast.  Josh made the bacon all by himself, and Halle made a delicious smoothie. Blake made a mess 🙂  I love when all the kids work together.  It makes my heart happy. 
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At church,  I love to hear the primary sing anytime of the year, and this time it was extra special because it was Blake’s first time since becoming a Sunbeam.  My heart melted to see his tiny little blond head barely poking over the podium.  It melted even more when I saw that he knew every single word to the songs they sang.  Such a sweet moment.  I’ll remember it forever. 

Rusty made a veggie stir fry with peanut sauce for dinner that we enjoyed out on the patio.  I think he now appreciates me just a little more, because this simple dinner took him about 2 hours to make, and about that long to clean up.  I really appreciated the time and effort he took in making me feel special and pampered all day long.  He was exhausted by the end of the day.  It was a GEORGOUS Spring day, so we wound down this perfect day roasting marshmallows by the fire.  I may have gotten a little carried away. 

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I am so grateful for these three little munchkins who made me a mother.  It is an amazing, exhausting, fun, relentless, rewarding job, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world!

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