A Wonderful Mother's Day Weekend
I feel like I am the luckiest lady in the world. I have three amazing children and a wonderful husband. Some days I wonder what I did to deserve such happiness. This weekend was a wonderful one, filled with family time.
This morning, it was an obvious realization that the wonderful weekend is over... Shawn spent a little time snuggling the kids to spend some one on one time before his trip to Nashville.
Now I feel like I'm just counting down the time until Thursday afternoon for him to get home. I hate him being away, but he's doing what he has to, to support our family, and I have to say, he's pretty darn good at it.
I posted already about the first half of my Saturday here. Truth is, our weekend started even before Saturday.
Friday afternoon, we went to Topeka to take my Grandpa Moose out to eat a late lunch or early dinner for his birthday. We went to the Olive Garden and then for milkshakes at Baskin Robbins. Yum yum!
Ok, so back to Saturday. Saturday afternoon, the play date fell through. That happens sometimes. We all have lives and sometimes that comes in the way of our plans. It didn't stop us from going to the park to play though.
After the park, we went shopping for some things to keep the dog in the backyard, and for planting supplies for Mother's Day. I love shopping. I'm a bit of an addict when it comes to shopping and I absolutely love gardening and hardware stores. There is something about the smell of a hardware store. It brings memories of my childhood and going to Miller Hardware with my parents. After shopping we had to run a few things home and pickup Torren for dinner and the movies. After a yummy Mexican dinner at El Mezcal we took all the kids to see The Avengers in 3D. I really enjoyed it and think I should go back and watch Captain America and Thor, since I haven't seen them. I would definitely recommend this movie. Because we had just eaten dinner, we didn't get popcorn or anything at the movies so when we came home, the kids munched on some kettle corn we bought that morning at the farmer's market.
Sunday, the kids slept in so we all got some of the rest we've been needing. Not long after every one got up, my mom surprised us. She was in the neighborhood. It was great to see her. I was afraid we'd miss her on Mother's Day.
We got all dressed, planted some flowers, and Shawn hung the gifts he and the kids got me.
Shawn also, moved our tomato plants and our strawberry plants to bigger pots.
Also, on a side note, here's a picture of our new door that I'm so in love with. I like leaving the big door open during the day to let some light in.
Ok, so back to Sunday. We went to Kansas City. Terry and Kelly took the kids to Cabela's with them so that they could see the animals and the big fish. Shawn went to clean his Granny's carpets for her like a good grandson does, and we went to go get Sydney's ears pierced. She did so good. I'm a proud Mom.
After we got back from the Legends we ate an amazing dinner that Shawn's dad made for us. Yummy salad, steak, corn on the cob, potato salad, steamed veggies, grilled veggies, and brownies. It doesn't get more delicious than that. Shawn brought a surprise back from his Granny's house. He brought tons of photo albums. I know that he brought them for me, but it turned into something that we were all able to enjoy! I loved seeing photos of his mom, his aunts and uncles and his grandparents all growing up. Such a fun thing to do and to do together as a family. We just spent the rest of the evening together as a family. It's a great family to be a part of, and I feel so lucky.
Lastly, here is a picture of the flowers my in-laws bought me, and a picture of our mantel with my wonderful and sweet cards from the family and flowers from Terry.