Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Mavrs Day

I had a great Mothers Day this year. I knew Kenny bought me a gift, but I told him what I really wanted this year was sleep and a shower with time to blow dry my hair (something that hasn't been happening much lately). My wish was granted so I was a happy mom.

Ellie showered me with multiple cards. All of which said "Happy Mavrs Day". (we're still working on the "th" sound) Then she and Addison presented me with stunning self portraits.

Ellie's drawing of mom:

I thought I had my braces removed in 6th grade. Apparently not.

Addison's drawing of mom:

And since when did my hair continue growing under my chin? :) Love these. I'll cherish them forever.

Kole showed me his love and affection by spitting up in my hair. The hair that I had just washed and blow dried.

And then the kids and Kenny made me waffles with strawberries for dinner and cake for dessert. It was a perfect day.

This morning Ellie's Kindergarten class invited all of the moms to a "mother's tea". It was the first time I've had makeup on and been out of my sweats in a month. It felt good. Normal. Ellie led me into the classroom, put a napkin on my lap, fixed me a snack, and presented me with a book all about the things she loves about me. Things like how I wear necklaces and make her hot dogs.


Then the class sang a song that Ellie had been singing around the house all week...

Mom's are special ladies so hug her everyday
She gives you lots of food to eat and takes you out to play
Your mother reads you stories and buys you sneakers too
Aren't you happy that you have a mommy who loves you

I love that song. I'm feeling especially grateful this year to be here. Alive and well. Being a mom. I can't imagine anything better.

Hope you had a special Mavrs Day too!

22 comments:

Lindsey said...

I am glad you had a mavrs day. Nothing like spit-up in your hair or down you shirt, or anywhere really. Glad to see you are starting to get back to somewhat normal. I am sure that feels good.

I feel honored to be the first one to comment-they are alway like 30 comments before I even see that it's updated!!

Erika said...

so sweet! happy mavr's day!!!!

Love Being a Nonny said...

Happy Mavrs Day! Isn't it so sweet to be a mom?! Yours are precious....Frame their pictures! Priceless!

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

your family is darling! glad you had a wonderful [well deserved] mavrs day!

Bobbidee said...

I love your photo collage, so precious. Love your writing and your insights. SO glad you are still here and doing better. Glad you had a good Mother's day too. You look great!

Brad and Kaci said...

Ellie looks exactly like you! She is so cute!

sarah said...

So glad you had a wonderful day!

Sara Ancich said...

you are right...those portraits are keepers.

glad you seem to be back in the swing of things...

you look great!

Heidi said...

Hi Erin! Glad you had a good mother's day with your cute family. I think of you often and hope you are doing well. Your mom said you will be coming up this summer! Weee...can't wait to see you and meet baby Kole.

Kevin and Andrea said...

Glad your Mavrs day was wonderful! After all, I think you deserve it! Your girls are so sweet!

Devan and Lexie said...

So cute! You are such a cute Mavr! I remember the feeling of finally getting ready and leaving the house. It feels so good to be a normal person. You look great!

Laura said...

I LOVE the song! And the collage you made with all those beautiful pictures of YOU!!!! Fabulous.

Shari said...

You're back!!!! You look so pretty in the pic with Ellie. I bet that felt so good.

Josie said...

Yay for a post! Yay for Mother's Day and Yay for make-up! :) I love this post Erin! El and Ad are just the sweetest! I am so happy that you are feeling better all the time, and that you made it to the mother's tea- looking like your fabulous self! So glad you had a wonderful day! You are the cutest, best Mom around! And so thankful that you are around!!! Love you!

Amber@Timeless Treasures said...

You are such a beautiful person, and if people happen to think of me the way I know they do of you, I know I'm doing something right! So glad you had a nice Mavers day!!

Rachel Doyle said...

What a fun post. I loved the drawing and the picture collage. I am glad you had a day with a shower and hair done - we all need that at times.

Erin said...

Glad to hear you had a good mother's day! Very cute pictures the girl's drew!

Becky said...

Oh, so sweet! Glad you had a nice day and were able to go to the party -- that must have felt so great to get out. Those pictures are priceless and indeed a treasure.

Malea said...

Before my grandpa passed away he would get sick for a week at a time. So after it passed, and he felt stronger he'd say , "it's 'bout time to polish this turd". That was his way of announcing that he was going to shower and go out. At the time I thought it was the most southern utah hick - aweful expression I heard. But wouldn't you know it, every time I have a few days without getting ready, it never FAILS that I always think of that. And guess what I thought when I read this post. Sort of disgusting slash endearing slash disgusting, huh?

Natalie said...

Erin...I found your blog through another blog and found you to be so inspiring..I love your organization tips. Seeing your miracle post-birth story is a great reminder of how fragile life is and the blessing of health that I know I often take for granted. I hope you continue to get stronger each day! Now, on for some important business...your hair! I LOVE it. I have thick hair that has natural wave. It seems I can make it go STRAIGHT or CURLY, but can't make it do an inbetween. Someday when you are feeling better and actually doing your hair, if you want to give a post on how you do your lucious locks we would all be in for a treat.

Lacey said...

So glad you're here too!!

Sarah said...

Love that collage...and sweet portraits.