I'm a little confused! Was yesterday Mother's Day?
Or was it our 17th anniversary?
Or was it Zack's 12th birthday?
Actually, it was all of the above! Which made for a not-so-typical Mother's Day. I didn't get breakfast in bed. (I was up and at 'em to make sure the day went smoothly) I didn't get to lay around while everyone waited on me hand and foot. (I had a birthday/anniversary meal to prepare, a birthday cake to decorate and a husband to make feel special, too) I didn't get to escape the dirty dishes. (the day wasn't about just me) But, it WAS a great day! Sunday morning service was lovely. Lunch was scrumptious. Zack loved his birthday cake and presents. (about his cake he said, "My taste buds are having a party in my mouth.") My husband was loving and sweet (to the tune of beautiful flowers and cards) Clean-up was a breeze with everyone pitching in and I did squeak in a nap.
Oh, and who in the world can resist a pudgy little boy who wants to give his mommy a kiss, too?
Saturday evening I was able to attend a Mother/Daughter banquet with Rebecca. It was a lovely dinner with a sweet program. They had mothers in all stages of life sing a song. Beginning with a mommy of a newborn singing a lullaby to her baby girl and ending with a grandmother (Ann Baldwin) singing a few songs including one that powerfully reminds us that "I've got too much to gain to loose." I love to hear Ann sing. Ever since I was a little girl sitting in camp meeting and my mom leaned over and whispered in my ear that "That lady singing is my friend." I have loved to hear her voice ever since.
Saturday evening was a whirlwind of cake making. I made a red velvet cake for my mother-in-law and a wheat-free chocolate cake for Zack. (decorated with colorful Nerds for the rocks, gummy fish and fruit roll ups for the sea weed. I thought it turned out so cute!) Rebecca made me this beautiful chocolate hat cake for us to have on Mother's Day. You can't really see it in the picture, but she did a basket weave with the icing.
Zack loved his aquarium cake and his remote control helicopter that his dad gave him. Hence this bear hug!
I hope you all had a blessed Mother's Day! And remember: "We have too much to gain to loose!"