Friday, May 18, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend 2012

Happy belated Mother's Day to all the moms out there - I hope you had a wonderful day and were spoiled rotten. Since you all know by now how awesome Joe is at spoiling  me, I had a great Mother's Day, although it was actually more like a Mother's Day weekend. We kicked things off on Friday when I ran in a neighborhood 5K to benefit Charlie and Lily's future preschool. (They'll be in preschool in 4 short months - omg!) The kids were excited to cheer me on, and Lily took her role of cheerleader very seriously. 

Joe had special Mother's Day shirts made for me and the kids and surprised me by bringing Charlie and Lily to the race wearing their shirts. The shirts had pictures of me with the kids on the front and then a collage of words on the back highlighting the things we do together - music, library, munchkins, etc. Adorable!
Searching for Mommy among the runners
While the race was being run, Charlie and Lily worked on their speed with Crackers.
When the race was over, Charlie and Lily were able to go cross the finish line. Lily sprinted ahead yelling "I very fast!" Charlie wasn't as concerned with being fast, lol.

The following day, Crackers was kind enough to babysit while Joe and I went to dinner and a movie at the dine-in theater. Have you ever been to a dine-in theater? If not, I highly recommend it. It's the only way I want to see movies for the rest of my life. Leather recliner seats, people. That's all I'm saying. Before we left though, I gave Lily a little pampering with a pedicure. She's so proud of her pink sparkly toes.

On Mother's Day morning I was treated to some great gifts, including personalized "to do" list paper with Charlie and Lily's pictures on it a awesome running watch.
After a pedicure of my own, we all headed over to the lake for a walk and to feed the ducks. It was a beautiful day!
Waiting for the one lone duck in the lake to come close enough to feed. He never did.
My cool note paper.

And my fantastic shirt!
I also want to take a moment to recognize two of the very best mothers and grandmothers I know, Crackers and Mom Mom. Thank you for all the love and support you give to me, Joe, Charlie and Lily every day. We would be lost without you both!


Stephanie said...

I love the pictures of cheerleader Lily!

Your husband is a very thoughtful guy! I'm glad you had a great Mother's Day.

עגלות תינוק 2012 said...

This is one great hoilday,looks like you had some fun there!