Sunday, May 13, 2012

On Mother's Day

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.


  1. Your kids are so precious! I don't comment often, but I always read :)

    1. Thanks Allison! I'm always reading at your place too, but rarely get the chance to comment. Love your sweetie too :)

  2. Awww, it looks like you did have a nice time, no matter how fancy! I just ate carbs and sugar all day long and am paying the price today!!

    1. I hear you Colleen. I feel like I ate way more than needed yesterday, but when I thought about it I really hadn't. I think it was just that it was more sweets than usual and I'd been on a roll with 'treats' the last few days.
      Itching to get exercising today since I was lazy this AM and hit the snooze.
      Monday's are tough, aren't they?!

  3. Sarah, We played croquet too! It is crazy but so much fun. We had ice cream too! Minnesota was a great place to be yesterday.

    My camera is a normal camera. However, I do have a bigger lens and I use that to get that look. I need to take time to figure out how to use the camera...when oh when.

    Happy Blessed Mother's Day to you and your very very cute bunch of kiddos.


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