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Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

I'd love to be one of those people who are all eh about holidays, but I'm not. I love them all - birthdays, Valentine's, Christmas, Mother's Day. We had a terrific Mother's Day at my house yesterday, hopefully you did at yours?

We started with lunch out on Saturday, in order to beat the crowds. The Pirate was perfectly behaved and almost stayed in his seat the entire meal! The Bug had to be moved from a booster to a high chair with a seat belt due to an apparently overwhelming desire to climb out. We followed that up with a trip to The Children's Place to try to buy these adorable shoes, but our local store did not carry them. The Bug throught racing through the mall was fun, so we did not stay long. Buggy and I went home while Mike and the Pirate went grocery shopping, where the Pirate was similarly well behaved. They brought home a giant bouquet of flowers.

Sunday morning the boys (all three of them) were awake by 6am. This is not unusual, but I had hoped to sleep in a bit. Mike rounded them up about 6:30 and they went to Starbucks, in their pajamas!, to get mommy a nice fancy coffee for Mother's Day. Buggy carefully carried it back to me and was very excited to give it to me, "Mama! Coffee!"  Mike made breakfast (leftover shish kabobs- steak, zuchinni, onion, peppers, potatoes, and mushrooms cooked into eggs) and we lazed around. Mike smoked some ribs for lunch and we ate them with corn on the cob and pretended that summer was here.

In the afternoon I bailed on what I should be doing (sewing!) in favor of reading and actually read two entire books! In one day! Had to stay up until 11 to do so, but I can't remember the last time I did that. First I read When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead and then followed up with Silver Borne (Mercy Thompson, Book 5) by Patricia Briggs. Both good with nice pacing that kept me from wanting to put the books down.  Full reviews to come, I hope, along with my reviews of  Cast Member Confidential: A Disneyfied Memoir by Chris Mitchell, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and Savor the Moment (The Bride Quartet, Book 3) by Nora Roberts. It's already been so long for poor Henrietta that I'm sure my review won't do it justice.

It was a terrific day and I couldn't bring myself to get online and blog about it, for fear it'd just feel like an ordinary day. I hope your Mother's Day was just as lovely.

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  1. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend your weekend! I'm glad your Mother's Day was so nice.

  2. Sounds like a great weekend. Two books with little ones in the house? That is great!

  3. You had an awesome day! I like when the kids and Hub find ways to stretch it out a bit.

  4. Sounds like The Bug has gotten the hang of Mother's Day! ;-)

  5. What a wonderful way to spend the day! I'm glad to hear that you had such a good day. I had a good day myself and it was nice to spend it at home with my family.

  6. WOW! You had a great day. That was so sweet of Mike to take the boys (in pjs no less) and get you a coffee. Very sweet.

  7. I love holidays too. Why pretend otherwise?

  8. I adore The Children's Place as well. I was able to read a lot also but two books-WoW!! What a great day you had for Mother's Day!

  9. Hey Lisa! So glad to hear you had a wonderful Mother's Day! :)

    I read Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me last week, too! I liked it a lot. My tween read it and liked it too.

    I read Silver Borne earlier in the month... or was it the end of April? .. and loved it as well. I hope Briggs does a spin off series for Samuel. Or at least a book or two.. a trilogy maybe? I love her world and couldn't get enough.

  10. Sounds like a perfect day and I'm glad that your boys (all of them) treated you so nicely. and yum to the breakfast!! Sounds delicious.

    Hopefully summer comes for you soon. We've already had a few days in the 90s and I'm dreading it getting any hotter.


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