My kind of Mother's DayAfter a pretty crazy few weeks, I was really excited to lay low this Mother's Day and celebrate it quite simply: hanging out at home, the boys running through the sprinkler, a good meal and maybe a nap.
And that is exactly what we did.
My boys let me sleep in - although 8am may seem early, it is an extra hour of sleep that I don't normally get. When I finally got up Ricky asked if I'd like to go get breakfast at Cracker Barrell. He read my mind.
Next, we came back home and enjoyed the amazing weather. It was mid-70s all morning and we just got a cute little bistro table for the back porch so we sat out in the fresh air and watched the boys play in the backyard.
Suddenly an urge for ice-cream hit me. Even though I have NEVER liked Mint Chocolate Chip, Hudson had other plans and the craving took over. So we piled in the car and went to the closest ice cream place...but...no Mint Chocolate Chip.
Luckily the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough was an equally acceptable replacement.
Afterwards we let our imaginations run wild as we toured a few model homes in our neighborhood - one with an asking price of a meager $508,000. Don't get me wrong, I love our home, but wandering through these professionally decorated models with their perfect window treatments and gorgeous hand-scraped hardwood floors left me thinking "Can you imagine living here?" And yes, I most certainly could.
Once we got back to our (much more humble) house, I stretched out on the couch and fell asleep. For 2 HOURS! Ahh it was great.
When I woke up, the entire house had been picked up - toy room, boys bedroom, our bedroom, living room, kitchen. A clean home always makes this momma happy :)
We then fed the boys dinner, gave them baths, snuggled in bed watching a kids' show and tucked them in for the night.
Finally, Ricky fired up the grill and we capped off the evening with an excellent dinner of NY Strip, asparagus, corn on the cob and new potatoes. Dessert? Hot apple crisp a la mode. Mmmmm.
After (almost) 7 years of marriage (May 20th!), 2 kids and 1 on the way, Ricky sure nailed it this year. He certainly knows me well! Thanks for making my day so very special babe! I love you and I LOVE being a mom :)