Sunday, May 11, 2008

Calgon - take me away...but not for too long


I have to admit when I have a good day, it's a really good day. Scratch that. It was a good weekend highlighted with a day designed just for gals like me, AKA moms. I woke up to hugs and kisses and "I love you" from all the kids today. Neil asked me if I wanted to go to 9:30 or 11:30 mass (translation - did I want to lazy around on 'my day'). We went to 9:30, like usual. The kids were really good and the church was just abuzz with lots of kiddie noises. After mass, the kids were invited to come up and grab a rose for mom, so I got a pretty red rose. I *love* roses, especially red ones. Somehow, to me, they just smell sweeter. Then we went to eat at Baby A's afterwards. It was supposed to be my choice, but the kids pretty much had it made up in their mind that's where *I* wanted to eat. Now, how could I argue with that? Baby A's it was. We had a great time, good company and I opened up a few of my gifts there. I'll have to post the picture of the one Jonathan gave me. I think *every* mom needs one of these. The only request I had of Neil today was to get at least one picture of me with the kids together. Afterward, it was time for quiet time in the house, so Paige settled down with some t.v. in our room, Jonathan played some video games, Ashley was...well, I think she was just around and Drew just hung out playing on the floor, swinging in his swing and sleeping in the arms of a total stranger, lol. A total stranger to him, that is. I had forgotten we had invited some friends over to play Euchre, so when Ashley reminded me, it was like a nice surprise all over again! They were thoughtful and brought over some chips and a new recipe for jalapeno ranch dip - it was really good. It was good to play Euchre again too, even though the cards weren't in our favor. Oops, Neil corrected me and said we won the third game. Woo hoo! And you know what? It was probably the best Mother's Day's I can remember in a good long while. I have never felt so surrounded by love and that's the best feeling. And the day got even better...get this. Neil let me escape to a nice hot bubble bath. I seriously didn't want to get out!!

Is it incredibly horrible to brag on a good day? If it's Mother's Day, I sure hope not! I had a good one and I hope all the moms reading this did too.

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!

5 comments:

emily said...

I love your picture! You are so cute and YOUNG to have four lovely kids. :)

I'm so glad your day was a hit!! You deserve it!

Martina said...

Aww, thanks! I did have a blast and the kids were just super cutie yesterday!

Amelia said...

you have a stunningly beautiful family! Wonderful picture. Sounds like the perfect day.

Martina said...

Sounds like it was a lovely day!
Raynebow
Posted on 5/12/08
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Martina said...

Sounds like a Wonderuful Mother's day!!!!
Honeybear
Posted on 5/12/08
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