Happy belated Mother's Day!! I don't know if Brian felt guilty after last Mother's Day (which was pretty much a miserable weekend, with both of us having the stomach flu), but he really stepped up his game this year. I told him on Sunday night that it was, by far, the best Mother's Day yet :) Now, he's set the bar pretty high for the future, HA! Good luck next year, buddy.
The celebration started on Friday, daycare had a Mother's Day Luau. They had so many cute activities and crafts for the kids:
|making flip flop cookies|
|I love the look that Liam is giving Jake!|
|Liam takes his turn|
|making picture frames|
|I just love this picture...Jake & Maddie :)|
On Saturday, we had a pre-celebration that involved Brian cleaning the house during nap time so that I could lay on the couch in my PJ's and watch "The Real Housewives of Orange County"--BLISS!!!
On Sunday, I slept in and woke up to the kids making muffins for breakfast. They also got me an armband for my phone to use when I run (it's nice to not have to hold it anymore!), a gerbera daisy (which was actually Jake's idea all by himself, and he picked it out!), and a box of chocolate covered strawberries that are to die for!!
We were going to visit GG & Pappy that day, and I had told my mom I would bring dessert. I mentioned this to Brian, and knowing that "bring dessert" for me means buying something from the store, he volunteered to bake something instead. Well, there was no way I was turning down that offer!! Here is the delicious strawberries & cream cake that he made, recipe originally found on Pinterest here.
The day spent at my parents house was fun, the kids had a good time playing with GG, Pappy, Uncle Nate & Aunt Katie.
Happy Mother's Day, especially to our own moms...we wouldn't be who we are today without you!!