Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there. I hope you had a wonderful weekend full of breakfast in bed, homemade gifts, and Primary kids singing from the stand. Ours was great too. It started with flowers (thanks honey!):
And my first homemade Lucy gift, made in Nursery at church. It was so adorable and unexpected. I can't wait for these little gems in the years to come:
I love her expression, "yea, um...hey mom"
And although this may sound funny, I loved my Sunday afternoon because I spent it cleaning up and baking. Casey asked if I wanted to take a nap or drive around by myself and look at homes. But I told him that what I wanted most was to have an hour alone in the kid's room (withOUT the kids) to get it cleaned up. It was a disaster area since I've been cleaning out their closets and drawers. And with kids napping or playing in there, I never seem to get it cleaned up. So Casey kept the kids in the other room and I organized. It was great! And it looks SO much better now. Then I made a peach pie for our dinner at his parent's house. Yummm.
My mom's birthday is the week before Mother's Day and Casey's mom's is the week after. So we celebrated birthday and motherhood with Grandma Linda last night. Two cuties:
Lucy wandered around the backyard, checking out all the berries on the vine. I love their backyard. It is so beautiful and pleasant. I'll miss it one day when they move:
Owen hung out with Grandpa:
And Lucy sat on Grandma's lap. It's so cute to hear her say "Grandma, Grandma" when we're at their house. Happy Birthday Grandma! Glad we could spend the evening with you!
I'm very blessed to have these two wonderful children. They just get more and more fun as they grow and develop their personalities. And who can resist that crazy looking scowl on Owen's face? I love you kids!


the bates motel said...

sounds like you had a great day! fun to spend it cleaning? ha. i know what you mean though, it's nice to just have someone watch the kids so you can get a project done or whatever. love the flowers casey gave you too! pretty!

The Facks of Life said...

Wow, those flowers are beautiful! I always love to hear what mom's responses are to every husbands what-do-you-want-to-do-today question. You can never pass up a chance to organize. It was a good day to be a mom :)

Joe and Marci said...

You're such a good mom! I'm glad you had a great Mother's Day - it's nice to have a day to do whatever we want (mine was taking a bath uninterrupted - it was great!!)

Joe and Marci said...

Oh, to answer your question, I am due two weeks from tomorrow. If it's anything like my other kids, I could go any day. I'll keep you posted :)

Grayson Family said...

happy mother's day!

Nicole said...

Very cute pictures, Happy Mothers Day!

Anne said...

Sounds like you had my kind of Mother's Day! So great. You look like Meredith in that first picture- you look so young!

Your kids are SO darling and are a perfect reflection of what a great Mom you are. Happy Mother's Day!

Camille said...

It sounds like you had a great Mother's Day. I love the little thing Lucy made in nursery.

I remember the first year Jeremy brought something like that home from nursery with a little poem and his hand print. I totally got choked up and teary eyed thinking that one day he would be all grown up. But...I guess that's what we want them to do and what we're teaching them to become (self-sufficient, capable adults), but sometimes I wish he could just stay this age forever.

Also, I love the flowers....so pretty!

kel bel said...

Lucy and Owen are so dang cute--I especially love the picture of Casey holding Owen up. awesome. it's fun to see your pics and read your updates--thanks for posting these!