Sunday, May 13, 2012

Weekend Update

Happy Mother's Day Everyone!!!

I hope all those mothers out there had a great day relaxing and enjoying yourself. 

Today was a great way to end a great weekend.  The kids were with their dad so it was a quieter than usual weekend for us.  Friday night we went to senior night at the ball field, and we won, which means playoffs  YIPEE??!!  Saturday morning Rich and I went to the farmers market and the grocery store.  Rich took Sarah to the mall to do some "things" which may or may not have had anything to do with Mother's Day.  Saturday night Rich and I went to see our middle school play Alice in Wonderland it turned into a date night because Sarah didn't want to go with us.  However, next time we are going to make her come because we
ended up picking up Bella from her dad's after dinner and she came with us to the play and to Jerry's Deli for dessert afterwards.   

I decided to cronicle my Mother's Day with some pictures.  All I wanted for Mother's Day was to do nothing.  I wanted to read and lounge around and just relax.  Let's see how it went.

8:00 am Rich took me to breakfast at one of our favorite restaurants for pancakes.

9:00 I ended up making pancakes for Sarah and Justin...becuase it is just what I do, and I really do love cooking.  Rich did all the dishes to keep with the mom doing nothing theme.

10:00 I also made my weekly brownies, again it is just what I do and again Rich did the dishes to keep with the mom doing nothing theme.
11:00 Finally I got to the crossword puzzle...I haven't done one of these in a very long while.

12:00 It was such a BEAUTIFUL day Rich and I went and ate our lunch at the park across the street.  We sat and enjoyed the sunshine and each other's company. 
1:00 I came in and read my new Martha Stewart's Living magazine.  I read my Cooking Light and Better Homes and Garden's magazines to actually get realistic ideas, but I love Martha Stewart's magazine because I get to see how the other half does things.  Sometimes I get a few good ideas but geez...that girl gets around.
2:00 I decided to sew up Sarah's jeans.  She got a hole and I fixed it. 

3:00 - 4:00 I folded a few clothes even though Rich did most of them and did all the laundry and all the vacuuming and all the mopping (actually I think Justin might have mopped).  But it wasn't me!!

5:00 Rich fired up the grill and I made a few sides.  I made a brown rice, zucchini, and eggplant gratin.  Rich grilled shrimp kabobs and chicken.  I actually peeled and deveined the shrimp, but I didn't mind.
6:00 After dinner I made a yummy dessert. Caramel Bread Pudding, yes a Cooking Light recipe.

8:00 As soon as Andrew got home I opened my presents (which I didn't want) but I was super surprised and happy just the same.  I got a beautiful necklace, a gift card to Corner Bakery and Payless Shoes (yes my kids know me all too well), a photo album with messages from everyone.  I also got cards from eveyone including Sarah who calls me her B-Mama (bonus mama).  Rich's was so sweet and it almost made me cry.

All in all an amazing day and even though I didn't actually sit around and do nothing I wouldn't have it any other way.  I love being a mom and b-mama and it wouldn't be a Mother's Day without me being and doing motherly things.  I am so lucky.

More Later

- A Ro

1 comment:

  1. Face it Amy - you would have gone BONKERS if you hadn't done anything :) And since you like to cook I guess that was ok. That bread pudding looks FABULOUS - yum!