Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Mother of a Day!

This is it......the one day out of the year that I can officially tell everyone what to do! I don't have to cook, clean or do laundry, if I don't want to..........all in the name of Mother's Day. I love this day. I think we should celebrate at least once a week.

This morning I actually slept in. I don't do that very often. I awoke to the sounds of clanging and little voices downstairs. I realized again this year they were making me breakfast! The moment arrived and I could hear the little feet running up the stairs, excitement was in the air. My daughter, who is so amazing and sweet had run downstairs before me this morning to make me breakfast in bed. (these last few days we have had fun remembering the tater tots from last year's breakfast). She proudly displayed my breakfast which consisted of toast with jam, a kiwi, a cutie orange and a protein bar! Of course she brought me the knife to cut the kiwi and a spoon to scoop it out. It was so cute! When I asked where the coffee was, she looked devasted and answered so serious "I don't know how to make coffee mom!"

We headed to church and I got to spend the morning talking to friends in the lobby (wink wink). Afterwards the kids were dying to take me to lunch so I finally talked Thad into taking me to McMennamins. He was not sure that we should take children in there, you know it is a pub! I used to go to them all the time in Portland. Love the food and the atmosphere and of course the beer! It did bring back the memories! a ruby ale.....yummmm. We had a great time and the kids really loved it inside. So much better than chain food places.

Then the kids presented me my hanging basket they had made me (totally thad's idea, since he has been talking about these for a year now). But the rest of the day I have got to just relax and Thad grilled dinner tonight! I love this day! Now I will have to see if I can make this happen more often!