Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A day for Mama :)

Celebrating Mother's Day is much different than it used to be. Yes, I still celebrate my wonderful Mama and praise her for raising three girls. My Mama holds a very special place in my heart and if you know me, you know just how close we are. We didn't get to spend the actual day together, but we have been spending several days together since we live closer this time of the year. I am enjoying all the time we have together!

Being a Mama changes everything. It changes the way I look at life, it completes me, and it even makes me dress the same as my daughter ... some days.

Being Mother's Day and all, I had to take full advantage of the matching Matilda Jane skirts I bought for us back in March. Cheesy but cute.

Our family had the perfect day together. It started off with a busy, half crazy kind of morning, but things started to slow down and we had some fun playtime at home. Abby napped and then we headed into the ballpark to watch some of the O's game. Abby had a blast playing in the suite with some of the other kiddos, cheered her Daddy on, and came home with quite the sugar high. :) Since it was a day game, we were able to enjoy dinner at home, together. It's so nice to sit down as a family when we can, especially on Mother's Day. The rest of the night was all about the fam. A walk around the neighborhood, playtime, and gifts for Mama.

Jim usually always goes a bit overboard with gifts. But ... he is a great gift picker-outer and he always knows just what to get me. So naturally, I don't mind. :) I got a new Michele watch, matching Williams-Sonoma aprons for me and Abs, and ::drum roll:: an iPad! The watch is beautiful and perfect for everyday wear and the iPad is something I've been wanting for a while. I was so excited and have been playing around on it nonstop. The aprons were such a perfect gift from Abby and I love that Jim thought of that idea on his own. I imagine Abby and I will spend a lot of time baking together when she gets just a bit older.

The reasons why I get to celebrate Mother's Day :)

Hope everyone had a special reason to celebrate such a special day. Happy Mama's Day! :)



Sue said...

Looks to me like your Mother's Day was perfect! Love the matching outfits ;o)

Carol said...

Love the family photo! So sweet..and Abby's piggy tails are the cutest! I can't wait to see you tomorrow!
PS: I do remember the days when JJ would run gift ideas by me - looks like he is flying just fine on his own :)

Michelle & Jimmy Rivas said...

Sound like a wonderful Mother's day! All the pictures are very cute and I love Abby's pigtails! She's getting so big! :)

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