I feel very lucky to be Elly’s Mom so having a whole day to celebrate that fact and spend time as a family put me over the moon! Jamie made me feel really appreciated by planning a fun day for us which started with flowers (including some peonies and hydrangea, 2 of my faves) and breakfast.
He knows how much I love animals so we went to some stables and fed the horses lots of carrots. They were beautiful!
We also had a picnic in the arboretum under the Carolina blue skies. I could have smelled the roses all day and Elly could have fed the fish all day. One of us decided to have a slight fit when it was time to end our fun activities, I won’t tell who.
While Elly napped Jamie went to Lowes (after a little cat nap for himself, it’s hard taking on the duties of Mommy AND Daddy for the day!) and got some supplies we need for our garden.
We went out for an Italian dinner at one of my favorite places. Elly hung in there, although she is not the easiest diner to deal with these days. She made it very clear that she was not in the mood for the stir fry Jamie packed, she much preferred crackers as her main course. We gave in, in fear of a meltdown before our delicious main courses had even arrived. It was worth it, and eventually she came around and ate some stir fry, while insisting on being seated in a regular chair. Here she is outside the restaurant sporting her very first ponytail. I know, what a milestone!
Thanks Jamie and Elly for a fabulous Mother’s Day! We hope all the other Moms out there, especially our own, enjoyed a relaxing day!