Monday, May 11, 2015

Mother's Day Recap

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a Happy Mother's Day. I sure did! Every year is great, but it just gets better. I'm so thankful and blessed to be Ellie and Summer's Mommy and I think about it everyday. Having children was the best thing that has ever happened to me (I know I've said this before) and I couldn't imagine life any other way. 

My husband promised me that he would take care of the girls all day and I could do what I wanted. He told me to pamper myself with a massage and manicure and pedicure, which was so nice! The woman I prefer at 3000 BC wasn't working on Sunday so I didn't get a massage. I did get a manicure and pedicure and added the extra ten minute massage. I started my morning getting up early and was surprised with flowers, balloons, and cards. It was Ellie's idea to "make Mommy pumpkin muffins because she loves them." So, Nick and Ellie baked me muffins and they were delicious. I had it along with a cup of coffee on my way to run in Chestnut Hill. // Side note: I ended up dropping the top half of my iPhone in my coffee, but luckily it is still working after I put it in rice! Close call! // 

I had a short, but good, sweaty run before my favorite Barre class. Again, I had to remind myself not to run before Barre as my legs were burning on top of what I normally feel. My favorite teacher (and owner) was teaching so I knew it would be an amazing workout. I love this class. It's so worth the $$. She incorporates some yoga and pilates and not only is it a tough, strenuous workout, but it's relaxing, too. Thanks to my cousin for introducing me! 

After my nail appointment (I got pink because Ellie wanted me, too) we went to see Nick's Mom and stayed for an hour. Then, we had to get home to nap Summer. First, we did the hand prints for my Mom's terracotta pot. I remembered painting her a pot back in High School and she has kept it all these years! We did the hand prints, I wrote on it, and Ellie painted in a heart I drew. Summer is not a fan of getting paint on her hands so I had to bribe her with an M&M. 

During Summer's nap my Mom came over to work in our garden and Ellie helped her. I bought her child size gardening gloves from Target and she was excited she could help Grandmom. Seriously, it's the sweetest thing that Ellie enjoys working in the garden with her. Last week when we went to the plant store to buy the pot I pointed out the bulldozer working with the piles of mulch. Ellie said, "Did Grandmom put the mulch there?" I just love that she associates all flowers and gardens with my Mom. Ellie also put on her bathing suit to be sprayed with the hose so she had a fun time outside.

My Dad made dinner for my Mom, Nana, and my family. My brother and his family had other plans so we missed them, of course, but it was nice to have one on one time with my parents. My Dad made a delicious dinner of a watermelon salad and an amazing Shrimp Scampi entree with fresh pasta. I'm still thinking about it and have to make it soon. Ellie sang "You are My Sunshine" for everyone and the girls played in the field across the street for a while with my Mom. It was a great evening! 

 My parents and the girls. Definitely framing this one!

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