Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day, feeling special and appreciated and loved like I was today.
The day could not have started out any better with Alice in our bed at 6 to eat. Then Mike and I hung out with her in sort of a half awake, half asleep, cuddly state until E appeared at 7:30. Mike took Alice with him downstairs and E and I slept in. Until 9:30. Yes, 9-freaking-30.
I don't think you can appreciate the amazing-ness that is sleeping in (especially after a 4:30 am wake up call on Saturday for my race -- will post race report tomorrow.) until you're a mom. Especially if you're a mom of a little devil that doesn't like to sleep. (Alice)
It is the ultimate luxury. Mike and I use it as a form of currency. (i.e. if you do this for me, I will let you sleep in on such and such day.) Although, I am much better at it than Mike. He wastes it. Sleeps until 8 or so. Me? I take it all the way. Really get my mileage out of it.
So anyway, the day. Was great. A long run in the sun. Chimichangas with my mom. Sweet gifts from my family. Cards. Calls. Emails. Texts. Wow. I feel so special.
All for being and doing the most wonderful thing I have ever done or been a part of. I love being a mom. Love it.
Thanks for celebrating with us, Mom. I loved my gift and spending the day with you was the best. (I also love my athleta gift card, my massage!, and my art of tri shirt. thanks, Mike!)
A bunch of sweet cards and the best thing behind them. Mike making dinner.
One of my mom's gifts...she loved this. Cried (not that it takes a lot for her!) We all contributed some of our favorite memories of our childhood, of her as a mom, good times we have had with her, etc. put them in the vase for her to read. Thanks to the family for all of your thoughts and memories. Mom loved it.
My gift from my mom and E was perfect for this lazy, hates to garden, but likes the look of flowers mom.
They planted flowers for me! Awesome.
Me and the girls. Notice Ella's hat? My mom made her the "sleeping hat" that she wanted. She's in bed with it on now. Mom made Alice one, too. They are too cute.
The back of the "sleeping hat" and the crazy 3 year old running around wearing it.
I was so excited about my gifts for my mom and Mike's mom. Sihouettes of the girls. My mom gave me the best compliment when she asked me where I had them made. Crafty old me did them myself.
Happy Mother's Day everyone!