Mother's Day weekend was just extra special this year! I think for the first time, my kids really and truly understood that I do a lot for them each and every day and that they should really appreciate it :). I am going to thank their teachers, my mother and my husband for that reinforcement.
My Mother's Day treat started off with Muffins with Moms in Smith's preschool class on Thursday. Smith was so excited about this little breakfast! He talked about it all week and once we were in his class, he waited on me hand and foot!
Muffins with my boy :)
Smith answered his questionnaire about his mama...it was all food related. Obviously, we do a lot of cooking at our house!
I came home with a vase, a beautiful card and I ate a yummy cinnamon muffin. It was so special!
Kensington brought me a Lemon Sugar Scrub that her class made for their moms. I really loved this idea! She knew I would be excited about my scrub and I totally was!
On Friday, I took the kids to the library and then we had lunch outside at Sonic. Smith told me it was the best day ever. I kind of thought so too.
And then apparently while I was ordering lunch, they took some selfies. My kids :).
After Sonic, I came home and baked pie with my little ones.
And then on Saturday morning after tee ball, I came home and cooked some more...with this little tee ball player and his Ninja Turtles :).
We spent Saturday afternoon at my parents' house with my grandparents. I just love my mama and Grandmother so much! By the way, my Grandmother pointed out that the older we get, the longer our shorts get...and apparently the wider our stripes get too :).
On Sunday morning, the kids came running down stairs with their Mother's Day gifts for me. Smith picked me out a bracelet and earrings...orange. And then he drew me a roller coaster on my card...also orange. :)
Smith also told me to sit down and he was going to show me how he could write his name freehand. Smith never shows any interest in writing. Math, yes. History/Bible things, yes. Science, yes. Writing, no. He told me that he has been saving his name writing for Mother's Day :). He must have written it 20 times for me yesterday morning :).
Kensington made me a card and then picked out a cookbook and colorful hair bands for me. All perfect!!
Andrew gave me these 8x10 pics he had taken one day of the kids in his office just for fun. Love those silly kids and their Mother's Day mugshots :).
They made me a mama :). This is us on our way to church.
And then the Sox played the Rangers yesterday afternoon, so while the kiddos napped, my dad and I went back to see the Sox play again. Love hanging out with my dad!
After the Sox game, I met Andrew and the kids for Mexican food. Both of my kids walked in wearing their pajamas. I asked Andrew why he didn't get them dressed and he told me they looked fine. That's a dad for you :). They were all snuggles and cuddles during dinner.
The perfect Mother's Day!
Don't forget about Meal Planning Monday today!
I have so many simple and yummy recipes for your family this week. It's the perfect May menu!