Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dia De Madres

My mothers day began yesterday morning when we slept in until 9 a.m., followed by a leisurely shower and breakfast at Mimi's Cafe.  They serve this amazing French Toast Berry Bain Perdue.  Oh my heavens!  There is something about cream cheese and orange marmalade stuffed between french toast.  It was a great way to start the day.

For a change we didn't have anything planned, just did what we wanted and spent the time as a family.  The children were able to climb all over fire trucks that were in the strip mall parking lot.  Who knows why they were there.  I imagine they were put there for the sole purpose of bringing joy to our children's eyes. Don't you think?  lol

We then went to a "new" park and the key word was "new" for Miss Boo.  She wasn't having any of the old parks this day.  They played and played!  Then we fed the geese, or should I say the fish.  The fish and I mean a lot of fish came popping out of the water as if they hadn't eaten in days.  It was crazy!  Fun for the kids, but something else to see.   The geese had babies and that was fun.  Miss Boo wasn't sure what to make of their hissing, but we told her they were talking to her.  That was enough.

I was able to finish my computer corner armoire for my office/sanctuary/space.  Can't wait until we can get it moved in.  I don't like being able to see my stuff.  I know!  A little weird and OCD.

I have enjoyed this Mothers Day.  So proud of my children.  The Dude actually used the bathroom by himself in Nursery today.  Didn't turn out well, but I couldn't be prouder of this "huge" step towards self reliance.  Miss Boo went to Primary without the usual fanfare, so it was pleasant.  I was able to enjoy being in Young Womens without being called out more than once.

Oh, and Mr. Finn took me to a movie on Friday night to start out this holiday weekend by seeing the new Star Trek movie.  Way cool!  Nice evening for us.  Grateful that he still wants to spend time alone with me after all these years. 

I actually feel relaxed.

Happy Mothers Day to all those Mothers out there that I admire so much.


Will and Marcie Davis said...

Sounds wonderful! I love it! Good for you for being relaxed! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mother's Day! Its the BEST day of the year as far as I am concerned! We should have one EVERY month! :)

Tamaratravel said...

That's funny about Ryan not recognizing Mother's Day..makes it easier when you have forgotten a gift..I might try that on Father's Day...At least Rosie and Ralph stepped up the the plate..

Enid said...

I am glad it was a relaxing weeked. It was great talking to you yesterday. Thanks for being my daughter!!!

thehallebunch2 said...

Ok that one picture with the ducks...looked like the mommy duck was yelling at her baby duck! Too funny!!Love you mom! Thanks for all you do!

Stacey said...

Sounds like you had a great day! We did many of the same things as you. It was relaxing and nice to spend some time as a family. Got out of the house away from the phones and computers. It was good.

Williamson Fam said...

Glad you had a great weekend and fabulous Mothers' Day!

Kelley said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful day. Mother's Day SHOULD be like that.

I opened your gift on my birthday, and LOVED it! The kids can't wait to try out the caramel apple pie cookie kit. Me either! Thank you so much for all of it, and the packaging was lovely!

Shannon said...

Sounds like you had a fun weekend! I bet the french toast was delicious... there is this little restaurant on Whidbey Island that does french toast stuffed with cream cheese, apples and cinnamon - I never miss it when I'm there!

Steven, Kimberly and Gavin said...

Aren't children wonderful? there so cute... Come see me