Wow, I've had such a wonderful Mother's day!
Truthfully I wasn't even expecting it. Things have been so stressful with everything that has been going on with my husband's mother that my husband has been understandably distracted and a bit depressed as of late. I ended up in a rotten mood yesterday, which escalated into a horrifically nasty mood when I discovered that the babies had ripped up Every Single Tomato Plant that I had just planted into bigger containers. So Frustrating! The night ended with Atty climbing-fully clothed in his PJ- back into the bathtub that Bubu was still splashing around in. Uurrggg! I went to bed feeling like a rotten, mean, frustrated, overwhelmed mom, certainly not deserving of a day.
...But, I woke up determined to have a better day with my boys (getting to sleep in really helped my mood!) and I was greeted with breakfast and coffee. My hubby made me waffles, from scratch, with fruit sauce and turkey bacon which I had been craving. The waffles turned out so yummy (I had my doubts I'll admit it). The boys had all made really cute pictures for me and hubby got me a sweet card and a beautiful Lily for the garden. So sweet. Even J remembered to wish me a happy Mother's day, and he was sweet and helpful ALL day! Then my hubby told me he wanted to show me some furniture at a local furniture store. I guess J and my hubby had stopped in there the day before and saw a couch they thought I would love, and they wanted to show me the dinning room tables. I have been whining about getting a matching living room set of some sort since we moved in, and a new dinning table. I've been checking on Craigslist and such for quite a while now and haven't found anything I like. We have never owned a new piece of furniture, let alone a furniture set, right now there is one ugly old blue couch sitting all alone in my living room, and I hate it. It has been a year since we moved in and it's still the only piece of furniture in the whole room. We have also out grown our table that we have owned for the last eight years. It only sits four, ha, ha! Not working anymore. So anyways we went and boy, I got lost and everything was beautiful and well we spent more on furniture then I've ever imagined, I still feel guilty about it and probably will for years. I got a beautiful couch and love seat set that is dark brown, and a table that sits six, yeah! I didn't get any end tables or a coffee table or anything else because it all was really too expensive. I will just look for those things elsewhere. My husband was so nice about it, and really wanted me to pick out something I liked and was even encouraging me to go for the nicer couch when we had finally narrowed it down to two. What a dream. We ended up getting the couch they thought I would love, they are so smart. Hope they actually fit in my little tiny living room! I wanted a table that would sit eight, but trying to cram one of those into my dinning room would have been impossible.
Anyways after that I rushed off to go visit with my mom at a beautiful garden that was open for a mother's day celebration. Hubby and J went off to visit with their mom. While we were at the garden a man from the Herald newspaper asked if he could follow up around and take pictures of my boys! I think he liked the fro-hawks. He followed us around for about 20 minutes snapping pictures, it was quite the experience. Kind of embarrassing, but I can't lie, I will be excited if my boys end up in the paper! He got lots of Atty, can't miss that red fro-hawk or his big personality. My mom said she would keep an eye out, just in case any of the pictures make the cut. I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that there won't be any of me! They won't be of Bubu because he was holding my mom's hand and she was trying desperately to hide from the camera. She was also laughing hysterically the whole time because she thought it was funny. She does that when she is nervous or what not, and it's always so embarrassing. She will get started and seriously won't be able to stop, she goes into a giggle fit. It happens to me occasionally and it terrifies me. I don't want to curse my sons with that!
Now we are back home and I'm waiting for the hubby to make it back too. He said he would clean up the kitchen and do the dishes, which would be a great end to a wonderful day, but I won't hold my breath. It was nice regardless, and not one little fit from any of the boys the whole day...so far...I guess I shouldn't brag yet, they are still awake after all!
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