Happy Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful Mommies out there!
We all know that motherhood is HARD. It is draining. It tests you in ways you never imagined. But wonderful and fulfilling. Being a mother has made my overall confidence in myself skyrocket and plummet more times than a rollercoaster. I love my children fiercely. Being their mother has been my greatest joy in life and I hope that everyone reading gets to experience a love so strong sometime in their life.
If you are just tuning in you can check out my other posts from the week:
I talked about Summer Vacations. Where we are going and what we are packing.
We went down Memory Lane together.
And, like every week, you can check out my Weekend Recap.
You can also follow along on Instagram.
Here are a few of my favorites this week:
Mother’s Day Tea
This is Hank’s first year in preschool and my kids never went to daycare so Hank and I are experiencing a lot of firsts together. Yesterday I had my very first Mother’s Day Tea at Hank school. You guys…For the record, I am NOT a cryer. It takes a lot to get my tears going but I was a wreck. As soon as we walked in and they had the music playing and the room all decorated I lost it. They teachers separated the tables so that you were on a little date with your child. They performed some Mommy songs and showed us all of their Mommy crafts (We got 6 crafts. It blows my mind how much his teacher is able to accomplish in a day.) We had cookies, donuts and tea. The whole time Hank was telling me how much he loved me and appreciated me and kept asking for more kisses. Big shout out to Miss Elaine and Miss Julie for making this Mama’s heart swell.
Look familiar? We saw this little guy’s picture hanging in our county library when we were picking out our books this week. What a cutie pie!
Mother’s Day Crafts
I host a Mother’s Day brunch each year and I wanted the boys to make a little something for the women who will be there. I scoured Pinterest to find a little craft that the boys could do but they all just seemed cliche or overdone. I took the boys to Hobby Lobby hoping that inspiration would strike us. The boys decided that they wanted to make something with beads and something with Jesus’s cross (how sweet is that?) so we thought we would make some mini rosaries. We are taking them to our priest to have them blessed before we wrap them. Mom, if you’re reading this, act surprised!
She does it again! I love love love this author. I am currently reading The Secret Life of Violet Grant and can’t put it down. Williams has such a knack for historical fiction. If you haven’t read her books yet, please go pick a few up today.
Our town fair was last weekend and the boys are still talking about how much fun they had at the “Park Party”. The fair was held at the park right at the end of our block so we were up there from sunrise (literally, we were up there in our pajamas watching them set up) to sunset. Our town’s recreation department does so many fun activities all year round. We may be stuck paying New Jersey’s high property taxes (it’s insane) but at least we know our town is giving it back to the kids.
Boo, track season is over! I love track season. I love watching my boys’ little legs scurry across the fields. This season Hank was a top finisher and got his first ever trophy. Reid completed his first season and if there was a “cutest runner” award he would have nabbed it for sure. We are so proud of both our little racers.
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