Monday, May 14, 2007

Mother's Day

We had such a great Mother's Day. Often these "special" days bring about some fun behaviors. Mom wants a good day, and the kids decide they need to thwart you at every turn. But we had a great day.

We got to sleep in a little, 7:00 - not too bad for mom! After Sunday morning bathing, we got dressed and went in the basement to do Olivia's hair. I asked her what she wanted to do and she cracked me up. She asked for "ballet" hair (pulled back in a sort of bun), but with one little braid down the side. Not sure where she got that idea, but said we'd try it and it turned out really cute. Church went well and we sang a couple songs I love.

We had planned a whole outside fun day since it's been so nice out - set up our little tent the day before in the backyard, charged up the Power Wheels ATV battery (after buying a new charger since I can't find ours???), we planned a picnic lunch, etc. On the way out of church the sky heading our way was pitch black, it was extremely windy, and cold compared to how it's been the past few days - of course.

So, we settled for a basement picnic while watching half of The Lion King. We had some time then and it wasn't raining yet, so we went out to play in the tent and with with ATV. The battery didn't last long. I think that battery has had it, but the other seems ok so we should be ok. We then read some books, and hit the hay. Braeden was not real happy as we had talked about napping in the tent, but we'll have to try that another day. I put the rain fly on the tent "in case."

After naps it was much nicer out. I had to run to the dollar store to pick up some table ware for our district "spring tea" and then told the kids we would stop at the farm to see the animals. Our town has a small farm, right in the middle of town. It has a barn and pens up donkeys, ponies, goats, turkeys, ducks, sometimes pigs, etc. They also have a nice playground, a children's museum (that's free on Tuesdays!), and some great bike trails which go by the river. Anyway, we went through the store and saw the animals. All went well until we were ready to leave and Braeden was having none of it. Lots of yelling, attitude, and a not happy boy. We had planned on stopping at the playground, but after counting Braeden and letting him know we would not stop there if his screaming continued, he didn't care and kept it up, so no park.

The rest of the day went well though and we had fun at home. For family time it was Braeden's turn to help make the snack. We made blueberry muffins. (Not from scratch, but a mix, close enough.) Braeden talked non-stop about cracking the egg for the muffins! It was too cute! He was in heaven! We had a great family time and they are starting to give each other "topics" for role plays - their favorite part. Too cute!

It's nice to be mom. :)


Julie said...

You are such a good mom!! I love your mom's day!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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