Simple Sunday – A Simply Lovely Mother’s Day

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!

Carter and Ice Cream Collage

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.

Mothers day walk in woods

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.

Me and the boys on Mothers day

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.

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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19 Responses to Simple Sunday – A Simply Lovely Mother’s Day

  1. Nancy says:

    Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. mimijk says:

    Sounds like a perfect day! Happy Mother’s Day!

  3. muddledmom says:

    Love your Mother’s Day photo. I think it captures the everyday.

    • shoes says:

      Yes it does, Carter is always sticking his foot or hand out to block the camera. I think he is in training for a life full of fame (and wealth so we can retire early) and fighting off of the paparazzi.

  4. Mona Lisa says:

    Happy Mother’s Day! 🙂

  5. Jodi Stone says:

    Oh it sounds like a perfect weekend!! Glad you had such a marvelous one. Happy Mother’s Day (a day late) 🙂

  6. A week for a birthday celebration – fun. Btw, that cone looks huge in his hands. Good ad for Ben & Jerrys.

  7. SOunds like a good Mother’s day!!!

  8. Yoga Mama says:

    lovely day. makes me crave chocolate ice cream! and sunshine! wishing you well. happy mothers day yesterday, and today, and tomorrow..etc forever.

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