Mother’s Day turned out to be a wonderful day even though it was shared with the memories of such a terrible day. When I opened my bedroom door, I found a small pile of gifts from my older boys. Very cute!! They didn’t get them put on my dresser before I woke up so they left them outside my door and hoped the little boys didn’t destroy them.
We started off the morning by going to church. Lincoln made it all the way through church sitting with us rather than going to nursery and Preston even fell asleep playing with a toy while in the nursery. Mason was complaining of the chills but had no fever so I chalked it up to him not wanting to sit through church. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Shortly after church was done Mason bolted for the bathroom. Unfortunately there was someone in the restroom so he had to vomit all over the hallway floor. My second Mother’s Day gift…not having to clean up after him. Thank you to our church janitor who so kindly cleaned it up for us while I watched and helped as Mason continue his struggle in the toilet.
After church we went to visit Clara at the cemetery. It has been far too long since we visited. We left her some pink and yellow flowers, Pink Lemonade 🙂 I took a few pictures of our time there. The boys enjoyed visiting and of course climbing all over the flower bed. Haleigh was all smiles too.
After the cemetery we stopped for a quick breakfast. Chris ran in to the grocery store to pick up donuts and hot chocolate. While he was there I saw Elaine and gave her a big hug. We shared a tear and a quick chat. We then went home. At home I got to use my lovely gift from my little boys…Potholders. Perfect for the cake baking mom! I started baking cupcakes and a cake that was ordered.
While the babies were napping and my cakes weere baking, I decided to head out and work on planting my garden. Tomatoes, spinach, peppers, beans, corn, onions, squash, carrots, and pumpkins made their way into the ground. I can’t wait to see the garden in a few weeks.
My garden planting and cake baking finished up about the same time so I decided to work on flowers for a few special people. I used the same pink and yellow daisies we left for Clara earlier in the morning. I added a beautiful little angel to each arrangement. I love!
We had my mom out for supper. It was great to share the evening with her. I frosted up the cupcakes and added a strawberry to each. So delicious!
Supper was delicious but was quickly met with a little boy, vomit, and the carpet. He tried so hard but didn’t make it. So I got to use my little green machine for the first time of the night…. there were a few more times to follow 😉
After the kids went to bed I decided to show Miss Haliegh some of my baking secrets.
I figure she can’t share them yet and she was more than happy to watch. We made the final graduation cake on my calendar before my gall bladder surgery. I think we did a pretty good job!
All in all sharing Mother’s Day went very well. I spent much of the day busy which is my way of coping and works well. It helps me continue to make beautiful memories out of days that easily could be filled with sad ones. I am thankful that I got to share the day with my kids and husband. They make each day so special!