Mother’s Day Love

Mother’s Day was obviously over a month ago, but this is the first time I am getting around to sharing my wonderful day with everyone.

It started with breakfast in bed served by my two wonderful boys (okay, one boy and one man). David made overnight caramel rolls for me, and Harrison brought me flowers :). These weren’t just any flowers. These were handmade flowers from coffee filters and food coloring.

My gorgeous Mother's Day flowers

They were perhaps the most beautiful flowers I have ever received! Harrison agreed because he didn’t want to give them to me. He wanted to hold on to them for his own. Oh, the joys of an 18-month-old attempting to give someone a gift.

David got me a gift certificate to attend an all-day cake decorating class, which I am very excited about. I love baking and am thinking I can learn some wonderful, creative ideas for creating beautiful cupcakes and cakes for future celebrations. Who knows, maybe I will learn how to do this:

or this:

Shoot, as long as I can do this, I’ll be happy.

I got to spend the day with my two best guys (sorry, Truman), and that, in itself, made a great Mother’s Day. I felt so loved and blessed.

“Happy First Mother’s Day, Mommy”

… read my first ever Mother’s Day card from our son. And let me tell you, it was a tear jerker. Not that it would’ve taken much to make me cry reading a card from our son on Mother’s Day, but then David went and picked out a card that held a photo. David picked a photo of me holding Harrison while he slept. David also made a movie/slide show of Harrison’s first six months. He has now surpassed me in his ability to use iMovie (not that I’ve played around with it a lot). The funny thing is that I was just telling him we should figure out how to make a menu screen on a dvd so we could make one for our parents. He read my mind. He seems to do that a lot, and quite frankly it’s very freaky.

the "tear jerker" photo

I guess I should rewind and tell you how my first Mother’s Day began. David didn’t make it a surprise he was going to treat me to breakfast in bed because he wanted to know what I wanted on my special day. So it all began with a delicious omelet and whole grain toast with coffee. We ate together while Harrison entertained himself in his bouncer. Yep, David made the trek upstairs with it and put it in our room. After breakfast, I got to open my cards and gifts from my parents and David and Harrison. Now, the sweet card and movie would have certainly been enough, but David went and surprised me with a digital SLR. It’s a Nikon D3000. He even got me two lenses and told me I could pick out my own case (he knows me too well). I was very excited. I love my Sony Cybershot, but it’s 5 years old and I can only back up so much to get a good photo. I will still use that one when we’re just out and about and I want to just stick a camera in my purse. It is truly amazing the difference a camera makes. Here are just a few pictures I’ve taken already. Note: they are all of Harrison and will likely all include Harrison in the future.

The wonderful day didn’t stop there. After lunch, we headed to the beautiful seminary downtown and walked around the campus before landing at a la mode to enjoy some yummy gelato. Even though Harrison didn’t really nap at this time, he was a wonderful little man and enjoyed the beautiful day with us. He didn’t last long past his 3:30 feeding, though, and took a long nap. We capped the day off with a wonderful dinner: barbecue ribs with homemade sauce, hot German potato salad, cucumbers and onions, and corn on the cob. Mmm, mmm, mmm. I could not have asked for a better day. I’m not sure how Harrison and I are going to top it for Father’s Day. I know that’s not the point, but my boys outdid themselves.