Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Momma's Day

We spent the first part of the weekend in Sewanee but ended it with my parents in Chattanooga and then on home for Mother's Day. Sweet boy greeted me with a "Happy Mother's Day" as soon as he rolled out of bed, he's so good. Since it was a Sunday, and A's last day to sing in the cherub choir at church, we had to be there quite early but the kids gifted me with getting ready quickly and without any yelling on my part. After church we went to lunch and the kids helped me polish off a piece of chocolate cake as big as my head.
Then I took a 2 hour nap with baby girl while the rest of the family went grocery shopping and prepared me dinner in bed (since I couldn't have breakfast in bed with it being a Sunday and all). They made a goat cheese, mushroom, leek quiche, arugula salad with home-roasted almonds, and mixed berries. It was pretty darn perfect.
A rare event, me in front of the camera with all 3 kids.
Dinner in bed, vase made by H. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Late Church

The new trend around here is to wait and go to church at 11:15. We've been doing this the past couple of weeks and I'm really starting to enjoy it. This morning the kids woke up in a foul mood (not M, she's practically perfect in every way), which then put me in a foul mood, so I sent them back to their beds and told them to start the day over. They came into the kitchen a few minutes later, I greeted them with a kiss and asked if they had a good night's sleep and then they retreated to their bedroom where they proceeded to play quietly and kindly with each other for an hour and a half!!! There were no demands for breakfast or tv. I was able to drink my coffee in relative peace, feed M a bit of carrots (not a fan yet), watch her play with Gracie and some toys, and then lay her down for a morning nap. Then I had quiet time (wha?!?) while the big kids continued to play. If we had gone to the early service, which used to be our norm, there would have been rushing and yelling and none of this quiet playtime or quiet mommy time. Very nice. Very Sunday.
I think I'll try this morning re-do thing more often.