Last weekend was Mother’s Day weekend and it was pretty darn close to perfect as perfect can be. The weekend started out early as my husband took Thursday off to get a few things done around the house. Although he was in and out throughout the day, having him home makes life easier for me when he can watch the kiddos for a moment or two while I get something done and he can actually get the toddler to take a nap (because he NEVER naps for me anymore). Since it was Cinco de Mayo we celebrated with some fabulous and easy peasy tacos made from Frontera taco skillet sauce (red chili and cumin is amazing) and beers!
Since we wanted to avoid the insane Mother’s Day crowd’s on Sunday, we decided to grab lunch on Friday instead. We went to The Laundry here in our little town. The Laundry is well known in food circles for their absolutely amazing and fresh food. If you are ever in this area, it’s a must try place. People come from hours away to try their food and we are never disappointed. They source much of their products from other local businesses (one being Crust, which has amazing bread) and even grow their own produce in the spring/summertime. With a constantly changing menu and renowned chef, the tasty creations are never ending.
Lunch was nothing short of fabulous and both kids behaved so well. It’s become somewhat of a tradition to go the The Laundry for Mother’s Day. We’ve been lucky enough that weather has been in our favor every year so we can walk there and enjoy the park afterwards.
After our delicious lunch, we headed to a quick trip to our library and then walked around town and to the park to hang out by the Shiawassee river. Aiden was in love with the ducks and throwing everything into the river. Baby Brielle and I lounged in the grass riverside and soaked up the sun. The rest of the day was spent as a family, just enjoying each others and not worrying about any thing else that needed done (our never ending to do list).
The following day was spent celebrating Mother’s Day with my mom, dad and sister. We had a great spaghetti dinner and enjoy some fresh rhubarb crisp (amazing…and someday soon I’ll be sharing a similar recipe with my own twists). Aiden loves going to see his Grandma and Papa and had been talking about it all day.
Sunday I slept in (yay!!), Ryan made a french toast breakfast and I received fabulous and thoughtful gifts. The kids (aka Ryan) nailed it this year. I felt so spoiled and absolutely love my gifts. Ryan made a print of our family and had it printed and framed it. It’s perfect! He took the idea from my prior Mother’s Day wishlist post in which I had been obsessed with a watercolor family portrait. I love how the characters look like us so much. On top of that, a massage and facial. I’ve never had either so I seriously can’t wait to use them! It may be Mother’s Day but I’m feeling quite lucky to have such a great husband along for this crazy ride of parenthood. 😘
I was never the type of person who grew up thinking about how much they wanted to be a mom. Don’t get me wrong, I knew that it was in the plan eventually, but I just never fantasized about it. Now that I’m a mother, I can’t imagine my life being any different. These kids complete me and I absolutely feel honored that I get to raise them and am so excited to see them grow and all the amazing things that they’re going to do. The days can be hard sometimes, but I’d never want it any different. It’s cliche, but they complete me and have made me a better person.
I hope everyone else was able to have a fabulous weekend as well. I love being able to read and have a glimpse into so many wonderful and inspirational mama’s through blogging. It’s amazing to have this network of like minded mama’s that can sympathize and empathize with the ups and downs of motherhood. So THANK YOU fellow bloggers for sharing your crazy journey of motherhood too!
How was your Mother’s Day? Does your family have any traditions for Mother’s Day?