On Friday I went to Eden's Kindergarten Class Mother's Day Luau. Eden had been counting the days for this party.
There was some....
Cute mom's and cute kids:
(This is my cute friend Cynthia with a few of her cute kiddos. She reads my blog but never comments. Now she's famous for being on my blog. That's what you get for not commenting.)
Each child read a statement about why they loved there moms. Eden's said, "I love my mom because she makes the best rolls in the world." Before you all start asking for my secret recipe, let me tell you the back story....
I have made rolls only once in my life...last Sunday. I followed the recipe to the "T" and when the rolls came out of the oven they were pretty much the exact same size they were when I put them in. So basically they were the size of mushrooms. But my girls loved them! I told Aric that was the first and last time I was making rolls...I think I will give them one more try now that I know what an impression they made on Eden.
And Presents of course!
At the beginning of the week Eden asked me if I was going to get a pretty dress for Mother's Day. I told her no and that I was probably just going to get a shirt that I could wear with one of my skirts. She told me not to go shopping and wait until Friday. I didn't think much of it. So on Friday when I opened my shirt she was so excited, she said "See mom, aren't you glad you didn't go shopping, now you have something to wear to church on Sunday."
So as I was getting ready for church today I told Aric about my conversation with Eden, he said, "well I guess you know what you are wearing today"...or something like that. I stood in my closet and deliberated for a few minutes and then I put a little somethin', somethin' together that looked like this...
Okay so I just realized that I don't really have any pictures of me in full costume, but you get the idea. I wore some sweet black heels and called it good.
Back to my Mother's Day weekend...
On Saturday, I ran nine miles. It was my last big run before the race. HALLELUJAH! We had our last soccer games...more on that later. We had gorgeous weather so I can't complain. Then I ran some errands with Amy. It was supposed to be a shopping trip but we had like an hour so it certainly did not count as a "trip". We had to meet up with Mike and Aric for some PF Chang's which was soooooo YUMMY. Then we went to an arena football game. Nothing screams Mother's Day more than a football game. It was actually a pretty good game 64-62, our team won.
Sunday began with breakfast in bed....sort of...I wasn't feeling so good so I told Aric a bowl of cheerios was all I wanted. Then I opened my presents:
I got this sweet little homemade clock from Maya. I was pretty impressed with this one. I was almost sure it was another picture frame. I love it!
I got these from M.E.C.A. (Aric's clever way of saying Maya, Eden, Camden and Aric) I LOVE these chips. It's so random how I am allergic to onions but I love onion flavored chips. Anyways I have a feeling I will be sharing this gift with the family. I really don't need to down 2lbs worth of chips even if it is Mother's Day.
These were another gift from MECA. I love these but I never buy them for myself. No one should have these as part of their pantry stock. But if someone is going to give them to me, well that's another story! I will not be sharing these but I will exercise some control and only eat one a day.
As another gift, Aric took Camden to church with him. He had a meeting 30 min before church started so I only had to worry about getting me and the girls there on time. I'm happy to inform you that we made it right on time. He also took Camden during third hour so I could enjoy Relief Society without having to deal with a tired baby. The meeting was fabulous and I was totally inspired to be a better mom and I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the women in my life.
I know my gifts certainly aren't traditional and that is totally fine by me. I truly only wanted a clean house, extra sleep, happy-obedient children and some peace and quiet. I know my expectations are unrealistic so I will cherish my homemade gifts and junk food because what they really represent is love. The best kind of love. The love from these precious people....
Happy Mother's Day to Me!
**For dinner Aric and Mike made me and Amy some Mother's Day Ribs", I think I'm smelling a tradition here...