Monday, May 11, 2009

These three made Mother's Day a wonderful day round here. Sonja decided to start the morning pretty early, but Chris was a good sport about that. I was wakened by an aproned man serving up breakfast. He wouldn't let me post any pictures of him Williams-Sonoma-ed up, but it was cute. Real cute. After church, we had a quick lunch and then we three girls all took naps and Chris did the dishes. We spent the rest of the afternoon in the backyard taking in the gorgeous weather. Chris grilled up an excellent dinner paired with a fantastic wine from a local vineyard. And then he did all those dishes too. A VERY nice day in my book. Lots of sleep, food prepared by someone else, no dishes, sunshine...makes a mom feel real special. =)
And today, we're back to reality. But I'm recharged- I need that every 365th day. I was inspired to get a hot breakfast going this morning so we could all eat together before Chris left for work. That doesn't happen as often as would be nice. I bathed my kids- which also doesn't happen as often as would be nice these summery-playing outside-covered in mulch-days. And THEN, it wasn't even 8:30AM and we drove to a trail near our house and I went for a run with the kids in the jogger. I seriously did. This is so not me and I'm sure I'll be feeling back to normal by tomorrow morning. Until then, I should get as many major house cleaning tasks in while I'm still riding this wave of rechargedness goodness...
Here a couple pics from out back.
Getting a little help up the slide.

Getting cut off and saying "Hey!"

The reason I get up in the morning.

(That's not really a sweet sentiment, it just really is the reason. I wouldn't get up if I didn't hear "I need to go pooooooootty!")

Okay, back to work. Hope everyone's having a good Monday!


  1. Cute!

    Yes, helping someone to the potty is a good reason to get up in the morning. Far better than, say, changing the sheets from a mess!

    I would love to go for a run in with the jogger. & I think Sonja and Jojo would make good friends.

  2. Aw, what a sweet husband you have!

    And I LOVE the picture of you with the girls. So sweet (and beautiful!).

  3. I got the best mother's day present ever...well, a day early. She was an 8 lb 14 oz bundle.

    Sounds like a wonderful day of pampering.