My mom came down for the weekend and we went to the zoo in a continuation of Carter’s birthday celebration. In our house a person’s birthday gets celebrated for at least a week or more, with festivities spread out and enjoyed by all. I would like to say that this is planned but it is usually due to odd timing or an Amazon order getting placed too late. In this case my attempt of having a little birthday party for Carter with some of his preschool friends backfired. Of the four kids we invited, everyone was busy with Mother’s Day weekend or were attending a graduation. One child was sick. Carter was a little sad but we regrouped and decided that a day at the zoo with Grandma was the perfect solution.
Saturday started with more presents from us (he had received a present already from us on his actual birthday which was Thursday.) He will be getting a few more things when our Amazon order gets here, poor kid with the slacker parents. When Grandma arrived there were more presents. Then it was time to pile into the car and head to the zoo. We had promised Carter ice cream on his birthday zoo day and ice cream is what he got. Nothing but chocolate, baby!
After the zoo we met up with some friends at a nearby park. There was a zip-line of sorts there and Carter insisted he wanted a go at it. He was by far the youngest kid in line to ride it. I was sure it would end with a tragic head injury or a broken bone but did my best not to show my fear while we waited in line and his turn got closer and closer. I should not have worried – he is after all a big four year old now. Carter rocked the zip-line and ran back up the hill for another turn.
Sunday, Mother’s Day (and coincidently the three month mark of my dad’s death) was a little bitter sweet. I had dad on my mind as I am sure my mom did. I am glad my mom was here to to share our lazy day. Husband got up with our early risers at six and let me sleep in. I stumbled down the hall towards the smell of coffee around seven. The boys had made me cards for the occasion. Carter drew a picture of a dinosaur knocking down a tree and Cody drew me several pictures of a caveman’s house. Husband gave me a nice card that had no dinosaurs or caveman on it and made a great breakfast.
The afternoon was spend taking Dexter for a walk in a small park near our house.
We stopped at a small dock overlooking a pond and Husband attempted to get a nice Mother’s Day picture of the boys and I. I think this is the best one.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
And to all you mothers out there I wish you a very happy, love filled day. May the laughter of your children ring in your ears and their hugs be sweet and many.