I had a FABULOUS Mother's Day weekend. It started Friday when my brother and sister came into town. We all met for dinner at Benihana's. The entire Carpenter Clan...my two sisters, brother, parents and grandma. We got a sitter for the kids and had a great night as adults. Had a yummy dinner, a few drinks and then listened to my brother sing a few of his new songs. Saturday, Frank got up early and headed downtown to play in the finals of the World Oilman Tennis tournament. And he won!! Way to go Babe! They didn't allow kids this year so we stayed home and got ready for our family who was coming over. We had a swim party- BBQ and played by the pool pretty much all day Saturday. It was a blast.
Today for Mother's Day I got to sleep in. All the way until 8am...this is big stuff in our house as the kids are usually up at 6:30. And I was instructed to stay in bed. I got a yummy breakfast in bed, flowers, and Starbucks. The kids also made me coffee cups. They are so cute and they were so proud to give them to me. After breakfast we headed to church and then to my parents to hang out with my brother and sister before they left. We don't get to see them as often as we'd like so we made sure to spend as much time with them as we could. Then tonight Frank ordered Cheesecake Factory for dinner..it was yummy and I am so full. I am sure I must have gained at least 5 pounds this weekend. And my day is not over- as I write this Frank is drawing me a bath with my new bath junkie products. And I was promised a massage later. It has been one heck of a Mother's Day. My kids were so excited for Mother's Day. All day I have been hearing things like, "You are the BEST Mommy Ever!" "You Rock!" "Thank you for being the best mommy in the whole world!" Most of this has been coming from Gavin. He is such a sweetheart and has wanted to cater to me all day. Always asking, "well it's mother's day so what do YOU want to do." And giving me hugs and kisses all day. I feel so lucky and so blessed to be these three sweet kiddo's Mom. And VERY, VERY Blessed to have such an amazing husband who always tries to make me feel special. What a great day. And I am also very, very thankful that God gave me a wonderful mom to teach me, show me, and model to me what a great mom should be. I love you Mom!! Happy Mother's Day to you and all the other Mom's out there!
Martyr's Park, Changsha, Hunan
1 month ago