Sunday, May 12, 2013

Week 19- Mother's Day

I had a lovely Mother's Day weekend, thanks to Brad and Nora.

Brad let me sleep late both Saturday and Sunday while he and Nora perused Target, picked up breakfast, and just spent some quality Daddy-daughter time together. Saturday evening, we had dinner at Bo and Lea's with Bo's family, as well as Sam, Patsy, Elisabeth, Patrick, and Rachel.

This morning, Brad took this cute picture of Nora hanging out in the livingroom before they left to run errands. She was trying to "fill my shoes" with her itty bitty feet.

I woke up just before 9:00, which is sleeping in to me these days. Nora and Brad were just getting home, and Nora wanted to crawl up in my lap to eat graham crackers and watch TV. Not a bad view on Mother's Day morning. I love those sweet little curls.

“Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood - finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.” -Jodi Picoult
I was so happy when Nora went running into the church nursery today. Not a single tear was shed, and Nora received several compliments from church-goers today like, "Such a cutie" and "So good".  After church, we went to Dede and Grandpa's for lunch like we almost always do. I can't believe that I didn't take any pictures on Mother's Day with Dede, but here we are on our way to the car after lunch.

“Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did - that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that - a parent's heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.” -Debra Ginsberg
After much playing and singing in her crib, Nora took an almost 2 hour nap (much needed since she has been waking up almost an hour earlier than usual this week!) She woke up from her nap in a great mood, which is nice because some afternoons, she wakes up like a grumpy bear/demon child, and it can take her the better part of an hour to get back to normal. Not today, though! She was ready to head out for a walk in the park as soon as we asked her.

So, off we went to the Northwest/Victor Ashe Greenway where Brad and I strolled while Nora ran along the path and trampled through the grass.

She's not terribly graceful, but she's super cute.

Though she be but little, she is fierce. -Shakespeare
From the park, we decided to go to Puleo's for dinner. Nora was a dream at the restaurant, sitting nicely in the booth with us, and just being generally sweet. She kept snuggling up to me and standing up in the booth to give me hugs. She's such a sweet snuggle baby.

Nora and Brad each gave me a Mother's Day card, and Nora brought home a Mother's Day poem from day care, too. For a present, Brad and I splurged on a combined Mother's Day/Father's Day gift by having last year's 365 blog turned into a hard cover book. I should have it in the mail this week. I can't wait!

Overall, I'd have to say it was a pretty perfect day. Nora was on her best behavior, and I was well cared for.

As for my own mother, I wish I could say that I got to see her today, but of course I didn't. Even if we had been home in Nova Scotia, it wouldn't have been much of a day to celebrate because she is sick as a dog in bed with what is probably the flu. We did send her some flowers from all her girls (all 6 of us!) I hope even though she is not well, she felt loved today on Mother's Day.

1 comment:

  1. sounds like a perfect day with your beautiful family!! =) I can't even believe how much she is growing! It seems like just yesterday we were all TTC and here we all are with these kiddies who are growing like weeds!