As I scrolled through Facebook and Instagram yesterday, it was filled with tributes to specific moms and grandmoms, quotes about moms and motherhood and photos of special celebrations and gifts.
For my Mother’s Day, I spent a special lunch with my Mom, Danyella and Evie. Our original plan was to go to a special restuarant my mom and I have been dying to go eat fish and chips but sadly they never answered their phone to let us know what their hours were going to be or if we need reservations. Sorry but super bad business practice for a place to eat! Since it was going to be raining all weekend, outdoor plans like going to the greenhouses and gardening centers were out. As was, going to our favorite outdoor shopping center.
Instead, we decided to go to Ruby Tuesdays since we all like the salad bar and the food is decent. We each had a good meal and our bellies were so full. It was time to walk off some of those calories we inhaled by shopping at Home Goods and Marshalls. We love shopping there for their good prices and the home decor is always so cute. We always find the cutest clothes for the girls.
Since the puppy ate one of Evie’s sandals, she got a new pair of sandals and an outfit to match. Dany picked out a couple of rompers… her new fashion must have. We looked at shorts but holy cow they were way to short to put on my 11 year old daughter! (This will be a future blog post!!) My mom found really cool HUGE glass jars that she is converting into planters. (This is where I get my gardening love from) I looked at cast iron pans but was not a fan of the ones they had so I found one at Walmart that I can’t wait to start using.
The girls gave my Mom the footprint vase that Evie and I made a while back for one of the Mother’s Day Teach Me Tuesday posts. If you want to see how to make your own this is the post: Baby Prints DIY Mason Jar Vase Danyella was in the process of making me a card but I told her to make it for Nanny and we will include that with her gift. My original idea was to make her a salt dough thumbprint necklace but time got away from me. Plus, one day I will save the money to buy her the Ancestry DNA test that she has been begging us to get her for every holiday for the past year.
My gift this year was the love from my kids. I am blessed to have Evie in our family and all the smiles, giggles and stinky diapers she gives me everyday. I have watched Danyella go from my little girl to a graceful, crazy dancing tween. Aidan is my only boy who gave me the biggest scare with being born a preemie and spending so much time in the NICU to a football star. Kaeleigh was the first to make me a Mommy and though we have lost that special bond, she will always have that special place in my heart. She will be 18 this year and has become a beautiful young woman. I saw her prom pictures yesterday and cried at how beautiful and grown up she is now.
Don’t get me wrong, I would have adored a gift from the kids or my husband this year but that was not in the plans from the universe. I appreciate the pan that my mom gave me because it will continue to enhance my cooking skills and new passion. I loved the moments I spent with the girls. I could have used some more sleep and maybe someone else to cook dinner which maybe one day soon my husband will cook for me (hint hint).
So back to the point of this post, the day I had was like other days that I have had because my mom and I like to eat lunch out and then go shopping. I usually spend my days with the girls and cook dinner then stay up way to late to catch up on business stuff or blog stuff. It might not have been a huge, over the top celebration but I got to spend the day like I do everyday… with the people that love me living my life as a mom. I wouldn’t change my everyday is Mother’s Day for anything in the world.
How did you spend your Mother’s Day?
20 thoughts on “Just Another Mother’s Day or Is Everyday Mother’s Day?”
My boys spoiled me with very thoughtful gifts. Being a mom is the best–even in ordinary moments. Glad you got to spend some time out for lunch and shopping!
Everyday is Mothers Day until I take that last breath. Happy Mothers Day to you!!
I too love lunch and shopping. To have a day with my mom with be so awesome.
This sounds like a great day. I had a good Mother’s Day! I got some lovely gifts.
Happy Mother’s Day! I had a wonderful day with my family at the zoo!
I was not with my mum so did not celebrate with her but still had a lovely day. Mother’s day is like international women’s day, it should be every day!
Aw a very happy Mother’s day to you. It is so sweet that you said the greatest gift that you received was your children. Mothers should be appreciated everyday shouldn’t they?
What a great way to spend your day. After all this is what mother’s day is all about, spending time with the loved ones. I gave my mom flowers and chocolate and we had a good family lunch.
Every day is indeed Mother’s Day. And it’s great that we celebrate the value and importance of all Mothers on a particular day because it’s so easy to take someone so special for granted in my humble opinion.
I think everyday can be mother’s day but you ain’t getting the presents though… haha
Just had a special lunch with my mother-in-law and my wife on mother’s day. My actual mom was out of town so we just greeted her over the phone.
I had a great lunch with my family. Then, we went on a shopping spree. It was definitely a fun day and it was very special.
Everyday should be mother’s day. I went to a quiet dinner with my mom and family and yet we had so much fun. It’s definitely a special day.
What a sweet post, happy mother’s day!
Sounds like you had a wonderful Mother’s Day! My daughter, husband, and I took my 91-year old mom to a movie, which was a bit of a challenge, but she enjoyed it so much and it was totally worth it!
How wonderful that you had a girls’ day! It sounds like you had a great Mother’s Day this year!
Happy you got to spend some time out for lunch and shopping! I think everyday has small celebrations of mother’s day and I really enjoyed my children and my hubby and all the appreicaition I feel daily.
Belated Happy mother’s day to you! Though everyday should be mothers day it is still nice to have that one day a year to celebrate it.
I feel everyday is a mother’s days. That’s a beautiful post loved reading it.
Aww happy Mother’s day! Love when the kids surprise us with gifts!