Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

Yesterday was a good day. Busy, but good! It started bright and early around 5:30am with a shower, a card from Cooper, and a great breakfast from Rick- chocolate chip pancakes! Then Riley and Tyson gave me their cards, with pictures of their gifts to me inside, Riley- new clock to teach her when she can get up each morning, Tyson- a time-out timer. Very appropriate gifts from both of them! :) Finally, a gift from my very thoughtful husband. A new shower head and these...

Yep, all the books from my reading wish list!! I can't wait to get started! :)
(except New Moon, which I had already bought and finished)

Then, I packed up the kids in the van and was on the road to the Tri-Cities by 7:30am. We made good time and the kids traveled very well, thanks to Bolt and Mulan on the van's DVD player. Rick unfortunately had to stay behind in Oregon, because he had to be at the school that afternoon to leave for Outdoor School with his sixth grade students (more on that later this week). Waiting at my mom's, was a yummy brunch and a wonderful visit with my mom, step-dad, sister, niece, brother, and my aunt, uncle, and cousin, who I had not seen in 3 1/2 years!!! Way too long! We also stopped by my dad and step-mom's house for dinner and a quick visit, before getting back on the road towards home at 7:15pm. It was a long day, 6 1/2 hours of driving, and there were serious no-nap meltdowns from the kids, but all so worth it to see all my family for such a special day!

While I was at my mom's visiting with everyone, Rick called to have me run out to the van and look for a pair of his gloves he thought might be in the "secret" storage under the floor... 1. I was visiting and 2. I didn't understand what good it would do if they were there, it was too late for him to take them along to Outdoor School... so, I was a bit annoyed when I had to put down the phone and look for them... then, I found a box and inside were these...

A hidden Mother's Day gift to help with my marathon training...
Followed by an apology from me for being a little annoyed with him and his wild gloves chase!


My mom also gave me this clever thing...
It's to hang your purse on the table at restaurants, etc., so it doesn't get dirty. Cute, right?

Remember the post I just did about how germ-filled hotel rooms are? Well, the bottoms of purses and diaper bags are right up there on the list after all the floors we put them down on and then place them on our counters and tables. Great gift mom! :)

Hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day!

4 comments:

David said...

sounds like you hit the jackpot. and how did you like the finale of the amazing race? i loved it!

Newsletter said...

What a sweet man you're married to, glad you had a fun day, you deserve it, you are a SUPERmom! By the by...where did she get that hook? I love it! ~Heather

Alaskiana said...

Way to go Rick! He should get big kudos for all of those thoughtful and creative gifts. Most of my friends were lucky just to get a card:)

Lisa said...

I love his gift to you! So thoughtful!

I'd like to add to my reading suggestions "Water for Elephants." But it looks like you've got a little time before you're ready for that one.

=)

Happy Mommy's Day!!!