This is my second Mother's Day as a mother...and the third since I discovered I was going to be a mother. I have been looking forward to this day - it is such a wonderful way to celebrate family. I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to be a mom to Micah, and cannot wait until next year when I can spend Mother's Day with Twoey, too.
It was another wonderful day - I was not only able to spend it with my mother and my son, but my brother, husband, sister-in-law and nieces, too. What could be better? Rather than fight the lines at a restaurant and worry about restless and misbehaving children, we decided to get together for a brunch at my parents' house. I brought our waffle iron, eggs, bagels and I mixed up a homemade Belgian Waffle batter. My brother brought fruit and toppings for the waffles and veggies for omelets. My Dad set the table, provided the orange juice, and ran out to the store for the syrup my brother forgot. DH and my brother made eggs and waffles for everyone, and we all sat down for a wonderful brunch together.
We had a great time - the kids all played together and the food was delicious. We did spend half the day chasing the dog and trying to keep her from stealing the leftovers. There were a few meltdowns, lots of noise, and more than our share of smiles and laughter. We took a family photo for my mother (she wanted a picture with all of her grandchildren to place on her computer desktop). I love seeing Micah interact with his cousins, and I love seeing my mother with her grandchildren. It really was a great day to remember how lucky we are. We ended up staying there all day...Micah took a nap, everyone went for a walk, and we ordered pizza for dinner. All-in-all, it was a perfect Mother's Day.
We topped off our day with some family time at home - Micah cuddled up on my lap and we read a few stories. He chased the dog around the house a few times, and he gave me kisses. At bedtime, Micah climbed the stairs, waved at me, and said "night night." Perfect, right?
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