This year was a bit of a different Mother’s Day for me. I can’t quite put my finger on what is actually going on. Anyway, this day started off pretty cute.
Around 9:00 on Mother’s Day Eve, sweet Nena came up to me and announced that I could sleep in the next day, because “I deserved it.” At 5:00 a.m. on Mother’s Day Morn, I woke up to what sounded like a wrecking crew invading my house. It was still tiptoeing around darkness outside, but I went downstairs to see what was going on. Nena, who the night before invited me to sleep in, was busily making my Mother’s Day breakfast. All on her own.
She was disappointed that I walked down the stairs and was worried that I had seen her surprise. I assured her that her secret was still safe and encouraged her to go back to sleep. By the time I finally tucked her back in and got back to my room, I found two little snuggle buggle boys all bundled up tight in my bed. Seriously, how do they know the second I leave so that they can race their way into my room?
After rearranging them around the room (one at the foot of the bed and the other one on the “little bed” which is really the crib mattress that now get stuffed under my bed for just such emergencies) I drifted off for a very short second trip to dreamland. At 6:00 Toad was up like a lark and trying to pry my eyes open. Thank heavens for Angry Birds on the cell phone.
When the troops were finally up and at ’em, and I was ever so slowly catching up, we all meandered down to have breakfast and open my present.
My cute breakfast consisted of Raisin Bran (that had gotten extremely soggy between the hours of 5:00 and 7:00), cookies that I had made the day before (they had been made for my mission president that had stopped by the day before but I had burned them before he got here) and a nice tall glass of luke warm coconut milk.
The gifts were so thoughtful. My mom was very sweet this year and didn’t want the kids to NOT have anything for me for mother’s day. So, she gathered up a few bath products and some wrapping paper and sent the kids home to wrap the presents. Well, not completely understanding Grandma’s instructions, they wrapped all of the presents together. Look closely at that bow. It is made completely out of blue painter’s tape. Isn’t Nena the most creative thing ever!
That was swiftly followed by a matching set of hand made Home Depot inspired heart vases, complete with weed flowers from the yard. I love them. They will be moved to be place holders for next year’s Valentines Day dinner with the kiddos.
And a cute potted orchid plant, which they know is my favorite.
Then, to end the day, my brother and his very sweet wife, brought me flowers. They know that next to orchids, lilies are my favorite flower. Aren’t these gorgeous.
Thank you so very much everyone for making this Mother’s Day so special.