I think we successfully filled Mother's Day to the brim. I don't think I really rested, but that's ok. The weather was beautiful, the kids were busy (and sometimes ornery) and the day just whizzed on by. It was a good day though since I've learned not to have high expectations and try to do a million things I want to do.
Reed does a great job trying to do all the little things so that I don't have to, but let's face it, maintaining order on a weekend is a two person job. He's sweet though and makes a wonderful brunch, tries to keep the kids' shenanigans to a minimum and makes sure that at some point we do what I want to do.
I was able to spend time with my mom yesterday morning (more to come in another post), so we didn't have to travel far today. We spent time as a family in the morning with brunch and some time outside before heading over to Reed's parents.
The kids set up croquet to play
Roasted hot dogs
Gianna was busy wandering around the yard, climbing the stairs a zillion times and checking out Grandma's flowers
In the late afternoon we headed to town to hit up the new Cherry Berry that opened last week. Jonah had decided that it would be a nice Mother's Day treat to take me to one of my favorite places. Never mind the fact that I was ready to put my feet up at home, wasn't really that hungry and I think the ulterior motive was that HE really wanted to go to Cherry Berry. Oh well, Mother's Day only comes once a year!
Poor Greta, stuck in the carseat without any frozen yogurt.
Finally, a photo of my kids. This is the best we got before girls were crying or walking away. Maybe one year I'll actually get a Mother's Day photo of me with all my children? Or with me actually in a photo?
Some of us got a little fed up with the photos in the bright sun.
I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I'm sure your husbands and children made you feel special and loved, even if it maybe wasn't in the most ideal and perfect way. Thanks to them, we get to bear the great title of 'Mom' and are given one of the most important jobs on earth.