Today markes my second Mother's Day. And I am happy to report, it gets better each year. . .like a fine wine, aging to perfection! : )
Pat asked me several times what I wanted to do this year. . .where did I want to go? What do I want to do? When do I want to do it? Realizing I am not the only mother in our family, I really considered the question seriously. And, I decided, thinking my mother-in-law would be okay with this, since today was on the schedule to be the first sunny, perfect day after a long stretch of rain, that I wanted to stay home and cook out, thus allowing my son to run and jump and play outside where he wanted to be. If Aidan is happy, Mama is happy (yes, I know it is supposed to be the other way around, but when you have an almost three year old son, it works best this way!)
And so, Pat, who always has to work on Mother's Day, went off to work this morning at 6:30. I got up about the same time and enjoyed a couple cups of coffee. . .alone. . .and then showered and got ready for church. . .without an audience! I got Aidan up about 8:15, dressed and fed him and was ready to head off to church when Daddy showed up with flowers, cards and a gift certificate to have a pedicure!!! I struck gold!!! What a great start to Mother's Day for me!!!
After that, Aidan and I did head off to church, where he was awesome, and then we went to Costco to do a little shopping. We came home, had lunch and then played outside until nap time, when Mama was able to sit down and read her book, uninterrupted, for more than an hour!
Later, Pat came home with his parents and we grilled steaks and lobster tails and really just relaxed and enjoyed the day. What a great day!!
And so, I leave you this Mother's Day with a pictures of Aidan dancing outside for Mama. What a cutie!!!!
Happy Mother's Day, you all. I hope yours was as nice, restful and entertaining as mine was!