Mothers everywhere were likely bombarded Sunday morning with hugs, kisses and mother’s day presents carefully assembled from Popsicle sticks, construction paper and a lifetime supply’s worth of glitter – and maybe a few other gifts as well. Though I’m obviously a fan of being treated like a Goddess 365 days out of the year, it was nice to be spoiled a bit this weekend by my littles and my tall dark and handsome as well.
The morning began with the mother of all Mothers Day Craft gift assortments. BB gave me the most adorable picture framed photo of herself with puzzle pieces glued around the side and the clever message “I love you to pieces” – well done preschool teachers, this was an adorable gift to receive and she was so proud! MM meanwhile seems to have been crafting his heart out for easily a month. He handed me a gift bag full of paper presents: homemade cards with original poetry by my eight year old, a book put together at school with lots of little cute details to cherish, a bouquet of construction paper flowers, a “tv commercial” advertising mother’s day and even a caricature of himself drawn by one of his teachers!
Needless to say, I was loving every little bit of this – but the day didn’t stop there.
Before heading out for breakfast, that awesome hubby of mine also gave me a gift – a print of a painting of the TARDIS exploding by a fictional Van Gogh from one of our favorite Dr Who episodes. LOVE. I’m always saying we should get more artwork for the house – this is exactly what I had in mind lol.
We had breakfast out at one of our favorite local places and coffee afterwards at our favorite coffee shop because none of the good breakfast places seem to have good coffee, too. After a perfect latte miel, we ran a couple of quick errands and then went to Olbrich Gardens for a nice walk before the rain came (we missed it by several hours).
One downside: Apparently Olbrich is the place to be for local moms on Mothers Day – it was way too crowded for my liking. But I snapped some cute pictures of the kids and a few more floral pics (I was just there less than a week ago, so I refrained from going nuts) and got in a bit of exercise, then we went out for lunch and then a little more shopping (no mothers day is complete without buying new laundry baskets you know).
That night, Dan made us an awesome homemade dinner and of course we had a little dessert, too, and finished the evening by finishing Season Three of Veronica Mars. So torn between disappointed that we’re done marathoning the show and super excited to finally see the movie!!