Mother’s Day weekend. It was lovely and it was challenging. (Kind of like motherhood).
We spent Saturday morning up in Carpinteria for their annual Art studio tour. It was really neat to meet this artists up close and personal and see their studios and art. It was a walking tour which made it a bit hard with our two-year old, but overall, it was a really nice day trip.
Sunday we spent the morning with my parents. My wonderful Mama, made a lovely breakfast/brunch for everyone. Our ride home was tough, with an epic meltdown and tantrum. But I guess that’s how Mother’s Day goes with a two-year old. 😉 I was surprised with TWO bouquets of flowers, which is always so very nice. And some wonderful handmade art from Ellie. We ended the night with books and a movie (Totoro has been the popular one lately).
Even with all the challenging moments and days, I am so thankful I am Ellie’s Mama and I am also so very thankful for my own Mama. A woman who taught me how to be a patient, gentle, loving parent by her own example.
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you Mama’s out there! You are doing hard, important work!
Happy Mother’s Day dear Summer…
Your day finished like mine… And yes, it just makes Mother’s Day that much more meaningful. To truly celebrate what being a mother is all about. Good times and not so stellar times. I’m glad you had a nice week-end and that you were spoiled.
At times it is hard to see all the new beginnings and I’m not one of them anymore. I have so many memories like these, and miss the father of my children as I’m sure they do, but I had the best phone calls, cards, treats are are on the way. There are more thoughts but I’m not allowed. xo G
Mother’s Day is always so funny to me–all we really want is for the day to be lovely and peaceful, true? And yet of course it is a day like many others, beautiful and filled with laughter and gratitude…and meltdowns. Mother’s day indeed 😉