Now, just because I like to write this blog for my own future self, I also like to hear about other people's Mother's Day too, so don't be shy! It's your turn to brag too! :)
Here's a rundown of my perfect day:
7:30am...First off, did you note the time?! I got to sleep in!!! After I woke up ON MY OWN, I went into the kitchen only to be told by Treyton to go back and "try to sleep a little bit longer." He then came in with toast and butter, piled high with sugar. I choked it down, with a smile on my face and a very high blood sugar level. When I came out afterwards, I realized how much work he put into it. I make homemade bread at our house, so he actually had to cut the slices too! After about 1/2 loaf, Tim came in to give him a hand. The pile of "sliced" bread was big, but so was his heart. <3
About 9am we left to go hiking at Quarry Hill Nature Center in Rochester. I was all excited to snap pictures of the family enjoying our day with no cell phones, computers, iPads/Pods. It was just going to be us and nature. BUT, after getting snacks ready, water bottles, strollers, blankies, diapers, and car seats, I forgot the camera. Crazy I know, but it was forgotten. Darn it. Well, lucky for me I did bring my cell phone still, so the pictures at the end are all thanks to Apple. Thanks for sucking me into your electronics so much that I couldn't live without you for one day. Because of your great marketing skills, I was able to have my "camera" with me the whole time. :)
After our 2 hour hike, we worked up an appetite, so we relied on good ole' Culvers for lunch. The only thing this mom was cleaning up was the dish of custard that I hid from the kids. Hehe!
We got home and I finally got to plant the rest of my perennials that have been begging for dirt for about a week now. I was still all hyped up on the sugar with toast (yes, in that order) from the morning that after playing in the dirt, we went for a family bike ride! One skinned knee and an hour later, we were back to enjoy the rest of the day. Did I mention that there still hadn't been any fighting yet?!?!
Leftovers for supper, early bedtime for the kids and a nice 5 mile run by their Mama. Life is good. Nope, on this Mother's Day, life was great.
My boys allowing a nice picture for me. Huh? Believe me, they never do this.
After climbing a bunch of rocks to see where it goes, it's a dead end.
And the other two have to follow as well, "just in case it won't be a dead end for them."
We found some baby ducks!
And some "teen" ducks too! They have to be followed by Mom AND Dad because teenagers tend to act up. :)
And our bike ride!
They were looking for bears at Quarry Hill. Such innocent imaginations. (and yes, Hadlee is in a "princess dress" for the hike. Surprise surprise!