I had a fabulous Mother's Day- truly, it was full of all the things I love. I did not, however, take any photos! Joel took a couple of quick shots of the kids and me before church-as you can see from the one above, it didn't work out so well. However, isn't that just like being a mom? Poor Carson, he was ready for breakfast! He usually eats as soon as he gets up, but he woke up late and since we were heading to grab breakfast anyway, we made him wait. Such mean parents! The morning started out with a nice surprise: I got breakfast for free from McDonald's! I have a love affair with all things fast food, and with two little people (and a husband who had worked until 6:00 am at his new second job) having someone fix me breakfast or going to someplace "nice" just wasn't in the works. I love breakfast at the big "M" though, so it was fine with me. Getting it for free, because it was Mother's Day was an added bonus.
After church (I came home with an armload of crafts and cards from Sunday School projects) we grabbed lunch at Wendy's. I can't stand crowds-I am getting a little claustrophobic in my old age, so no sit-down for us! I was happy to have my new favorite salad, the Baja, there. We came home so Joel could have a nap and Josie and I did a little bargain hunting. I was so excited to snag some free body wash from Walgreen's and do a little more couponing at Target.
After Carson and Joel had both had their naps we grabbed some KFC for our traditional Mother's Day picnic. We went to a little park near our house, and the weather was great. I got to use the picnic set that Joel gave me for my very first Mother's Day when I was pregnant with Josie. And then we flew kites. I have discovered I love doing that, it is just so neat to see the kites way up in the sky and be able to control them with a little string. It also helps me to be a little more appreciative of our ever-present Colorado wind, so that is a good thing.
The kids gave me my gifts when we got home. Jocelyn knew that I really wanted a silver necklace with a key, so that is what she gave me. It was very sweet. Joel and Carson gave me some yummy lotion and an even more delicious box of chocolates! It was a really wonderful day, and makes me wish Mother's Day came around more often!