This year was my second year celebrating Mother's Day as mom and in these past couple of years I have truly found out first hand why we have such a day. Moms work their butts off and sacrifice a lot; I mean A LOT for their children (thanks Mom!), so it only makes sense to have a holiday celebrating moms. Anyway, it's a bit of a balancing act on Mother's Day because there are so many mothers and women to be celebrated. It's like trying to have 5 different people's birthday all in one day. A pretty hard feat to do justice. I'm not so sure we got the balancing act down this year as we had a jammed packed day and certainly didn't get everyone and everything in, but nonetheless, I had a very nice second Mother's Day thanks to my sweet son, loving husband and my always thoughtful and hardworking mother. My day started with bagels and all the good things to top bagels (cream cheese, avocado and salsa), a few hugs and kisses, flowers and a "green bowl" of chocolates. Next, at my own request, we headed to my absolute least favorite place on Earth, Ikea (every time I go there I swear I'll never come back again), to check out their patio furniture in hopes of finally making use of our little outdoor balcony space. We found a very cute white table and chairs set and also bought a few plants (for me to kill - let's be honest here) to go along with it. And despite it being 90 degrees, Chris quickly put together the table, but only enjoyed it for about 2 minutes before we headed back out the door to take Jude swimming at Nana and Papa's. It was one of those days where we went from one thing to the next and by the end of the day, we were completely exhausted. We had fish tacos, not fish sandwiches (long story, not that long actually, medium length story for another day) for dinner, we gave Nana a few cards and gifts and I got a few cards and gifts myself and then we all enjoyed the Stracciatella cheesecake (with a cherry sauce) that I made for my mom. It was a nice day and long day and a Mother's Day to remember.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
All week I have been wanting to post, or for that matter, see, the Mother's Day photos from this past Sunday, but apparently the photos were taken on film, if you can still even remember what that stuff is. So the film had to go to a photo lab and blah, blah, blah... I waited all week and we ended up with some kid's high school graduation photos. What year is this? Anyhow I'm tired of waiting, so here's a few photos from my phone (and one from Chris' non film camera) and a recap of the day. And hopefully the film photos come back looking half way decent and I can share those too... at some point, anyway.