Mother’s Day, 2017

Story told by: Mommy

(Hi guys! Lainey, Henry, and Brody have allowed me to be a guest writer for Mother’s Day today. Thanks to my lovely children for giving me this opportunity.)

Happy Mother’s Day!

I requested a slow start to my day, so Kylan got up to make breakfast, while I got to read and have coffee in bed. It lasted for at least a whole ten minutes.

This bug was the first one to come wish me a happy Mother’s Day. Last night when I was putting her to bed, she said, “Mommy, I can’t wait for Mother’s Day tomorrow. I’m going to run and run to give you a great big hug.” And she did exactly that.

Then this guy came in next and asked me to scratch his back. (I tried to convince him to scratch my back since it was Mother’s Day, but he seemed to think that was a little ridiculous.)

Breakfast in bed!

The kids could barely wait for me to finish my eggs because they wanted me to open presents and cards!

Lainey made some very special presents for me at preschool.

I was just telling Lainey how I wanted a new candle, and all the while she told me she was snickering because she knew what was coming.

Giving presents is very important to Lainey (she’s a girl after my own heart), so she went shopping with Kylan last night and spent 30 minutes perusing the store to find the perfect gift. She decided on this ice cream cone necklace, and I love it!

And Kylan got me a new phone. I’ve been needing a new phone, but didn’t want to spend the money, so Kylan just went ahead and did it. I love it! As I was telling Kylan how sneaky he was, Henry said he was “sneaky like a ninja.” I agree completely.

Before heading to church, I got some pictures with these three blessings who make me a mother.

Lainey made this hat at a friend’s party awhile ago, and decided it was the perfect hat for Mother’s Day.

He’s clearly loving all of these kisses.

After church we went to brunch. Nothing beats brunch and mimosas!

Brody was an absolute mess, but as long as he was quietly eating, I let him get as messy as he wanted in order to let me enjoy a peaceful meal.

After brunch, we stopped at home to change our clothes, and then jumped back in the car to drive an hour down to Asotin to explore the petroglyphs at Buffalo Eddy Historical Park.

Brody fell asleep ten minutes before we arrived, so he was really pleased with life in general.

“Mommy, take a picture of me.”

Walking down the trail to the petroglyphs.

Both boys wanted to hold my hands.

And Kylan caught some of the fun realities of hiking with toddlers.

Super easy.

We found our first petroglyph!

Unfortunately most of the other petroglyphs were under water. When we came here last year, we were able to walk all the way out to the rocks in the middle of the river. We had such heavy snowfall over the winter, though, that the rivers are all extremely high right now.

We did get some good rock throwing in.

Brody’s typical “limp noodle” move when he doesn’t want to do something.

But Brody ain’t no match for his daddy.

When throwing things into the water, Brody kept attempting to launch both his object and himself into the water.

Hiking back to the car.

On our way home, we stopped at the post office. I captured the kids’ favorite way to get home from the post office.

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The day ended with me not having to make dinner! Kylan grilled up some steak and asparagus. Delicious!

I had a wonderful day, and felt especially extra loved by my family. Hope all of the wonderful mothers in my life had a great day as well (and were surrounded by only minimal temper tantrums and whining)!

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