I can't believe I'm about to say this because usually this word isn't even in the vocabulary of "motherhood" but my Mother's Day was so RELAXING! I have Nic to thank for that of course, he is the best dad. Liam has been sick over the last week and hasn't been sleeping well because of it but Saturday night was an exception and we were both grateful for that. When I woke up I heard giggling coming from our closet. A couple minutes later, Liam came toddling out with a card and a little box in his hand. Nic told me he picked out this card all by himself. He took him to Fredmeyer and he touched just about every Mother's Day card in the whole store before pulling out this one...
We think it's because it has a teddy bear with felt ears on it and he loves anything that has a texture right now. :) So cute! Nic helped him write that sweet message to me inside too. Inside the box was a rose gold bar necklace with Liam's name engraved on it and I couldn't love it more!
Both my boys were still slightly under the weather so rather than spreading those germs that nobody wants around church, we stayed home together. In the morning we stayed in our jammies a little longer, took our time getting ready for the day, and baked cookies together for the first time. I poured, Nic stirred, and Liam ate about a thousand mini m&m's. It was a good system we had going. ;) Liam loved the m&m's SO much that he actually started to cry after we dumped them into the cookie dough as if they were gone forever. I tried giving him just a small bite of cookie dough mixed with m&m's but he wanted nothing to do with it. When we gave him a cookie after dinner all to himself, he excavated every last m&m and left the rest of the cookie to be ridden of. haha Kids!
During Liam's nap I got in a wonderful 2 hour nap myself. Normally that would be total bliss but it turned out to be one of those naps that ultimately backfires on you and you were better off not taking one after all. haha Darn it, I hate those! I just felt groggy afterwards and then couldn't fall asleep until 3 A.M. that night. Oops.
After Liam's nap we took a plate of cookies, a day lily, and a special chatbook to grandma's house! We had leftover tacos for dinner (yay for not having to cook!) and Nic cleaned the highchair for me. A chore that seems to be the bane of my existence. haha Why are there so many tiny crevices for food to hide in on a high chair and why does it manage to get into every single one I'll never know.
We ended the day splashing in the water at our wellness complex. Liam had the time of his life and would have waded in up to his chin if I'd let him. haha
I am beyond blessed to be that little sweetheart's mom. Sometimes he tests my patience, is the messiest child I've ever known, and can throw a mighty tantrum or two but I've never loved any little boy more in the whole world. He makes me see the world through his eyes and turns everything into magic. He fills me with so much joy and makes me laugh. Next to being a wife, there isn't anything I love more in this world than being a mom. And I consider myself the luckiest mom in the world because Liam picked me!!
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms, grandmas, great-grandmas, friends, soon-to-be momma's, and especially women who want more than anything to be a mom but haven't been blessed with the opportunity yet. You are loved. XO