i know, i know. mother's day was 3 days ago. but for me, it's right in the middle. i got to do some celebrating last weekend and still get to celebrate this coming weekend. the hubs went above and beyond!
this past weekend was great. it was just me and C on saturday. daddyboi left on friday to ride his first centurion. 100 miles on a bike!
not my idea of fun, but we wished him luck and spent the day laying around and playing dress up. C took a 4 hour nap and i did my usual saturday stuff. laundry and cleaning...;)
sunday was beautiful! the sun was shining and we were off to church. we had a great breakfast at bob evans (i really wanted an omelet) and headed home for naps. that's right, WE. shaun was pooped after his ride the day before, C was ready for another 4 hour nap (!), and i rebelled at first, but gave in for 2 straight hours! what a nice feeling. C and shaun were still sound asleep when i woke up, so i headed to the grocery to get a few odds and ends for the cook-out we were having that night.
i'm so thankful that my mom lives in town and we are able to get together on a regular basis. same goes for my little brother and his soon to be wifey. we grilled out, sat on our back porch and talked about the wedding that is JUST AROUND THE CORNER and enjoyed the perfect sunshine.
once family left, the hubs and i took a walk with C. it's still light here at 8, so we enjoyed a little family time before she headed off to bed. we let her walk instead of putting her in the stroller, and i was amazed at how big my baby has gotten in just a year. how grown up she is and how time moves too quickly. last year on mother's day, we had just gotten our new house. we hadn't moved in yet, but were painting rooms. i remembered that last year we were at our new house trying to get C to take a nap so we could do some painting. she wasn't going down easily, so i wrapped her up and took her out to the back porch swing and rocked her to sleep. singing my little song and thinking that this is the house she will really make memories in. this back yard will be her back yard. and this is where we will sit and swing for years to come. now, on this mother's day, she doesn't get rocked to sleep anymore. she loves the swing, but doesn't want to be held on it - she is a big girl who wants to swing with mommy sitting next to her. she is singing herself to sleep and we have made so many memories in just a year.
this is only my 2nd mother's day, so i obviously haven't been a mother for long. as the night was wrapping up and i was doing dishes, shaun felt bad that i was cleaning and had to go to the grocery store on mother's day. but i just thought to myself, "this is what mom's do". yes, mother's day is a day to give moms praise and rest for all we do, but that doesn't mean we stop being moms. or want to, for that matter. i love being a mom. i am beyond thankful that i have been blessed with the sweet daughter i call mine. and just because it's a day to celebrate mother's, doesn't mean i stop my mommy duties. does this make sense? maybe just to me...
i do feel loved and appreciated. this weekend is something i'm beyond excited about. caroline (aka daddyboi in this case) booked us a night at a bed & breakfast this weekend! the historic maple hill manor. i've always wanted to stay at a b&b and am really looking forward to it! what a treat! we are thinking about heading to IKEA too, but it's kind of in the opposite direction. either way, this weekend is going to be wonderful! i've always told shaun that i want to spend mother's day being a mom, but it's nice too that we get to get away (with C staying with her gran-jan) and re-charge so that we can be better parents and i can be a better mom.
thank you shaun for this coming weekend. and thank you baby girl for being my baby. and thank you lord for giving me these two. i feel blessed beyond measure at what you have given me.