Mother’s Day weekend was so very nice. We spent Saturday morning with Grandma at the zoo. It was so pretty out, and we were all excited to see the new orangutan and elephant exhibits. They turned out great, and it will be really cool to look in on the elephants while we’re at the Cool Zoo this summer. Oh, and we also got to help feed the otters in the swamp exhibit! Rory loved doing that.
The only bad part of the morning was when Riley climbed his favorite tree and got stung on his chest by a caterpillar. He cried pretty hard, but we got some ice, which helped. He was pretty tough; it actually left quite a mark, which is still there.
A treat also helped: Grandma bought the boys popsicles, which they enjoyed right before we left. (In fact, something unexpected happened when they were eating them, but I’ll tell y’all about that tomorrow.) We picked up lunch, ate at home, and then Kenny took the boys to Grandma’s house to help her with a project.
They got back pretty late, on account of making a stop at Whole Foods. After we got the kids into bed, Kenny cooked me a wonderful dinner: maple mustard salmon with bacon and grilled asparagus. So yummy. Thanks, Baby!
The next morning, Riley was very excited to give me the present he made for me at school. It’s a tile with his handprint on it and a quote that says “A child’s hand touches a mother’s heart.” Both boys also collaborated on a card for me, and Kenny made crunchy French toast with salted caramel sauce and bacon for breakfast. All so very sweet and much appreciated.
Kenny took the boys on a long walk later that morning, while I went to pick up Nola. We went shopping for a couple of hours at DSW and Loft. So fun! Then everyone came together at Nola and Nopsi’s house for a wonderful Mother’s Day Sunday dinner that the boys made for us. And I got my new favorite picture: Nola with all of her grandkids. Love it.
Rory also wished everyone a Happy Mother’s Day. So darn cute.
My boys made me feel very special all weekend long, and I thank them for that. I’m very lucky to be their mama, and I’m so glad I’m on this parenthood journey with you, Kenny. I love you all!