It may have been cold and windy today, but it was still a celebration. After all, in our neck of the woods, we’ve actually seen SNOW on Mother’s Day, so cold is par for the course.
We went to my mom’s this morning for a family Mother’s Day breakfast, which was nice. The boys cooked and us moms just hung out. It’s always nice to celebrate my mom because she’s a pretty awesome one, if I may say so. And of course the fun has just multiplied now that ALL of us kids have become parents ourselves, and given our mom grandchildren to spoil.
Nora had fun playing with Hunter—who we found out this morning is expecting a baby SISTER in October (hooray for Nora’s first girl cousin!). These two are hysterical to watch and listen to together.
Pancakes, hash browns, cinnamon rolls, strawberries, and fun while we all dreamed about what the scene will look like next year with two more little ones in our company. It is crazy to think about.
After a few hours at my mom’s, we went home and did a little work on the bathroom while Nora played nearby. Working on a home improvement project doesn’t seem like much of a way to celebrate Mother’s Day, but when you consider that I have had some serious nesting instincts kicking in lately, there was no other way I would’ve rather spent that time. In the grand scheme of things, anyway. Because sure, it would’ve been nice to relax or do something really fun, but the whole time, I would’ve been thinking about how I wanted to make progress on that bathroom.
Nesting is annoying.
We soon put Nora down for a nap and did a little more work on the bathroom before I had a chance to lie down for a little while and put my feet up. Soon Nora was awake again and we ran to my in-laws’ for a bit to wish my mother-in-law Happy Mother’s Day, too.
We were planning to make dinner—well, Michael was going to make it for me—but the day got away from us and it was getting late. So we ultimately decided to give BOTH of us a break and just get takeout Chinese food from my favorite local joint. And it’s funny, because I just went back to last year’s Mother’s Day post and realized we ALSO had takeout Chinese food for dinner last year (but with my entire family). Well, now. I guess it is becoming tradition! :)
We then shared a miniature “Mom” cookie cake for dessert, which was amazing because I love cookie cake like no other. And I didn’t have to make anything in the kitchen all day, which is always a treat.
All the while, I got to enjoy laughs and hugs and kisses with my sweet little girl—who would be correcting me with “BIG GIRL!” right about now. It’s our last Mother’s Day with just her, and I’ve been finding lately that a lot of these “lasts” are making me a little sad. Of course I am looking forward to welcoming another little one into our family but we’ve sure had a great ride with our firstborn over the last 2.5 years.
A few nights ago, I was putting Nora to bed and told her, “Move over, make room for Mama.” She responded, “Nooo, name MOMMY!” (No, your name is Mommy!) That gave me a good laugh. What a goofball I have. And the truth is, I don’t care what variation of “Mom” she calls me—all of it is music to my ears. Because there’s nothing I love more than being her mommy.
Happy Mother’s Day. I hope everyone enjoyed the day, no matter your motherhood “status.”
AboutI'm Heather. I'm 31 and have been married to Michael for five years. Together, we have two beautiful little girls we love more than anything, and a miniature dachshund who drives us crazy. I'm a full-time working mom who has very little time for my own "stuff" these days, like home improvement, cooking/baking, cake decorating, and photography. Despite the team not making the playoffs since 1999, I'm STILL a Buffalo Bills fan, which I think speaks to my loyalty AND sense of humor. I can't wait to pick up the pace with travel again some day... you know, when we're done being ruled by tiny fists. Welcome to my blog.
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