This Sunday I had such a special Mother’s Day. I actually slept past 5:45am… probably because Saturday’s combination of baseball plus birthday party bounce house plus beach with besties equaled beat for everybody. I awoke to a perfect cup of tea in bed while the boys made me a beautiful bowl of yogurt and berries. Then I was showered with presents. Ice cream shaped bath bombs to use in the new barn bathtub, a travel mug, and an array of talking, whirling, buzzing cards that instilled endless anticipation and giggles from the boys. Mysteriously, a few days prior, Jacob had plied me with information on how to give a foot massage. One of the cards had an exciting mechanical wonder with a circus announcer’s voice— as I opened it, the wheel would spin, landing on all sorts of “mom” gifts like back rubs and breakfast in bed. Somehow I got all the prizes.
Jacob made me a special clay caterpillar that holds a little portrait of his smiling second grade face. It has a circle that says “feel better” to represent the “hole in our family from Daddy’s sickness.” The caterpillar has an unidentifiable little friend with feet stuck to it because he had extra time. Nate made a little ceramic heart box that he gave me at Friday’s Dia de la Familia. It was a surprise lunchtime celebration where the kids sang songs in Spanish, served us cinnamon cake, strawberries and lemonade, and then walked us each through their best art and a heartfelt letter. Jakey also made me a little bouquet of flowers from the yard and put them by my alarm clock.
If that wasn’t enough, we walked the Bob Jones trail while the boys rode their bikes, enjoyed some beautiful coffee at the new shop in Avila, and then had lunch at Rooster Creek with the best service I’ve experienced in over a year. That afternoon I got to take a nap, look at my iPad, and spend an hour visiting one of my favorite little shops downtown…
The day ended with a tasty dinner, chocolate-covered strawberries and a relaxing bath.
I tried not to think about Chicken Nugget as the last occupant of our tub… we’re now pretty sure she’s not dying and she’s just broody.
After a day like Sunday, it’s no wonder she wants to be a mommy. There’s really nothing better.