Mother’s Day 2008

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and Mother’s Day.

My weekend was amazing! We spent all day Saturday at my Moms and today, Sunday, was lazy and carefree! We did some much needed clothes shopping; which was a lot of fun, especially when it was Greg’s turn for the shopping; I love shopping for guy clothes. This is my favorite shirt (that we bought today) of his:

The picture doesn’t do justice for the color of the blue. I LOVE the color a lot and it looks great on him!

Greg gave me two amazing gifts for Mother’s Day:

and…

Princess cut earrings! I am so excited about having my first pair of real diamond earrings and the thought of handing them down to Amelia (maybe as a sweet 16 birthday present). I want to grow a collection of nice jewelery to be able to pass them down in the future (maybe my engagement ring will be passed down to a future daughter in law, assuming I have a son).

On to Saturday

We woke up around 8, Amelia was kind enough to sleep in. Our morning went rather well and we were heading out the door at 10am – right on schedule. As soon as I opened my car door I saw this:

and I wasn’t too happy. I asked Greg to get rid of it and he did. Once the spider drama was over, we headed to the gas station and then down to Mom’s. The drive took forever, in my opinion. It took almost two hours to get there. I have such a short attention span and virtually no patience when it comes to long car rides.

Eventually we made it. Amelia didn’t nap during the car ride, and as a matter of fact she didn’t take a nap the entire day! She became insanely cranky towards 7pm, but I’ll talk about that later.

We were the first to arrive and I asked Mom if she wanted her gift now or later and we opted for now. She loves her stick blender thingy! We had to test it out right away and decided to make a cake:

it’s a spice cake with cream cheese frosting. There are two cakes, one square and one round. We didn’t have matching pans. The cake is topped with coconut and flowers from Mom’s garden. I was very pleased with how the cake came out!

When April and Olivia arrived, Amelia and Olivia hit it off! It was so cute to see them ‘talking’ to each other. And, Amelia would imitate Olivia with sounds and crawling. This is the best picture of the two:

Amelia was leaning in to give Olivia a kiss. Greg took some amazing pictures of Olivia and Amelia throughout the day.

As Greg was taking pictures of Olivia and Amelia, Mom, April, and I had a Mom’s Day Mimosa to celebrate. This was April’s first Mother’s Day (last year she was about 6-7 months pregnant) and the third Mother’s Day without her mom. So, we toasted to April’s Mom, who was my Aunt Ellie, as well. We miss you Aunt Ellie!

Eventually Sean and Danny (April’s brother) arrive and we set up the Wii. April fell in love with the Wii and wants one. Greg and April played Mario and Sonic Olympics and April beat Greg in the swimming match! Also, she understood my warnings of tired arms. While Greg and April were gaming, Mom and Sean were grilling and before we knew it, it was time to eat. Mom cooked some amazing foods: chicken, ribs, hamburgers and hot dogs, homemade potato salads and marinades. I do not have my Mom’s cooking skills.

April Bowling

Danny and April

After we ate, Danny played some Guitar Hero while Mom, Sean, Greg, Amelia, and I took a walk down to the water. April and Olivia stayed at the house as Olivia was showing signs of it being nap time.

Trail to the Water

This is the path down to the water. Greg took this picture at the top of the hill.

Along the waters edge

The water is pretty deep; Sean and Van went swimming one summer and within three feet from the shore, they couldn’t touch bottom (and Sean is over six feet tall)!

It is so beautiful down on the water.

This is why I want my wedding at my Mom’s. There is so much natural beauty and with the fall colors it’s going to look amazing!

Danny and April leave not too long after we return from our walk. Then it’s just Sean and my family. Amelia is becoming more and more cranky so we change her into her jammies and Mom tries to get Amelia to fall asleep in her lap to no avail. I take Amelia, lay her on my chest and put a blanket over her (to block out the light and to warm her up a little) and she falls asleep almost instantly. So, I sit in the chair and let her fall into a deeper sleep while Greg and Sean load up the van with the couch and chaise chair Mom was giving Sean. Eventually, it was time for Greg and I to start heading home. Mom takes Amelia from me and Greg and I give Amelia kisses (as she’s asleep) and say our good byes to her. I get teary-eyed and so does Greg (he almost shed a tear).

We left Mom’s a little after 8 and made it home around 10pm. I was so exhausted last night, I really had to fight to keep my eyes open. If Greg knew how to drive a stick, I would have fallen asleep on the way home.

When we got home, Greg uploaded the pictures and I put them on my Flickr account then I went to bed. Sorta. I kinda wanted to stay up as late as possible so that I could sleep in today. So, I watched a few minutes of SNL and couldn’t stand it; the show isn’t like it used to be, or I out grew it. So, I channel surfed for a few and saw Braveheart was on. One of my favorite movies. Greg and I watched until the end (I will always cry during this movie) and then I pretty much passed out. Greg, on the other hand, was up until 2am-ish!

Sunday:

Mom calls at 9:30am to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day and Amelia and I chatted on the phone for a few minutes. Amelia has stopped saying “Daddy” and is all about “Mommy”! It’s so cute hearing Amelia talk. Greg and I miss her so much right now. After Mom and I talked, I debated about getting up and starting the day but ended up back asleep. Then Greg’s Mom calls around 11:30 telling us that she doesn’t feel like cleaning, therefore don’t come over – be lazy like her. Ok, no arguments from us! So, Greg and I ly in bed for a few minutes talking about plans for the day. Eventually, I get up and get in the shower while Greg starts the laundry and cleans out his closet. A few hours later we head out. First stop: Lane Bryant. I bought a lot of nice clothes that Greg picked out (yes, he really picked out most of the clothes). I bought a dress, skirt, 6 shirts, and 2 bras. When the cashier asked how did I find everything, I commented on how difficult it is to find B cup bras. Apparently, B’s are not a popular size, so usually they are ‘special ordered’. She asked if there was anything in particular that I wanted, and I said no (as I was more interested in the colors of the bra rather than the style) thanks. Also, while I was there, I had my bust measurements done and according to the chick, I’m supposed to be wearing a 46 C, which is much bigger than my current 42/44 B bra. The chick commented that she doesn’t see any “puffing” (meaning boob spillage), so if I’m comfortable – go for it. After Lane Bryant we headed over to Target; i had to pick up my birth control refill. While we were in Target we wondered around. We looked at some patio furniture and more Wii games. We picked up some baby items: diapers (you can never have too many diapers), food, and two pairs of shorts for Amelia. And, I bought another skirt for me (in a size 18/20 nonetheless). Finally, we head over to Causal Male to shop for Greg. Have I mentioned how much I love clothes shopping for guys? Causal Male had a great sale of “buy one, get one 50% off” of this particular brand that Greg likes, so we stocked up on shorts and shirts, and we bought him a new belt. Greg has really lost some weight and is wearing a 3X comfortably. There are two shirts that I absoluetly love, the one picture in the beginning and a black and white shirt that is similar. Greg fell in love with the blue and black and white shirt; I believe his exact words were “I’m going to be rockin’ these shirts this summer.” I just hope they can last until the cruise because they would be perfect attire!

After Causal Male, we were suppose to go to the grocery store but both of us were all shopped out, so we headed home. The rest of the evening was quiet and uneventful. We finished the laundry and ordered chinese food for dinner while we rocked out some Guitar Hero. Since I’ve already beatin the easy level, I had my first attempt on medium and sucked; there is something about having that blue key that throws me off! Also, my pinky finger just isn’t strong enough to push on the key – I need to work on that.

And, that was my Mother’s Day in a nutshell.

Oh, Amelia ‘made’ me a flower pot for Mother’s Day:

Amelia and the Babysitter made this for me. Amelia added her own touches on the other side.

My Mom made this for me:

More flowers for our patio! And, she hand painted the bucket thingy!

 

I hope everyone had a great weekend and Mother’s Day!

 

 

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10 thoughts on “Mother’s Day 2008

  1. Wow it sounds like you had a great time and there’s nothing more relaxing that being kidless for a bit! Your moms place is beautiful, I love being around water!!!

    That shirt looks great on Greg btw, clothes shopping is great fun as long as you can find what you’re looking for! LOL I have the worst luck!

  2. Wow it sounds like you had a great time and there’s nothing more relaxing that being kidless for a bit! Your moms place is beautiful, I love being around water!!!

    That shirt looks great on Greg btw, clothes shopping is great fun as long as you can find what you’re looking for! LOL I have the worst luck!

  3. Kara – the picture posts are fun and I enjoy doing them. Thank you.

    Tiz – being kidless is a bittersweet feeling; I love the free time, but miss Amelia (and feel slightly guilty that I’m enjoying this free time).

    I’m not a big fan of clothes shopping for myself because of my shape – an upside down triangle; that and my post baby belly. But, since I am smaller, size wise, now than I was before I was pregnant, I do enjoy shopping a little more (with a little glee when I can’t find a particular article of clothing in my size as everything else is too big).

  4. Kara – the picture posts are fun and I enjoy doing them. Thank you.

    Tiz – being kidless is a bittersweet feeling; I love the free time, but miss Amelia (and feel slightly guilty that I’m enjoying this free time).

    I’m not a big fan of clothes shopping for myself because of my shape – an upside down triangle; that and my post baby belly. But, since I am smaller, size wise, now than I was before I was pregnant, I do enjoy shopping a little more (with a little glee when I can’t find a particular article of clothing in my size as everything else is too big).

  5. I love these picture posts too! I feel like I am right there enjoying your weekend with you, and that picture of Amelia is precious!

  6. I love these picture posts too! I feel like I am right there enjoying your weekend with you, and that picture of Amelia is precious!

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