Happy Mother’s Day!

Our Mother’s Day weekend turned out to be quite busy. My son is 7 and was very proud of himself for his efforts.

Photographed by Amanda Harman

He and his sister had made cakes at school so I got TWO cakes. They’re actually very good, too. We enjoyed them immensely all weekend. A small bite here, a small bite there. My 5-year-old daughter was very excited because she loves to bake.

She also made me this adorable teacup card where she wrote she loves me because I help her. It also included a tea bag. I love tea, so she did well. She knows I’m an avid tea drinker so she was very excited about the teacup card.

My husband also took the kids out to get cards. My daughter picked this card out because it has a flower and it plays music.

My son picked this card out and it was perfect because this kid loves TV, sports, AND LOTS OF FOOD.

We went out to eat Saturday instead of Sunday to avoid potential crowded restaurants. The food was good and we had a lot of fun.

But the most exciting fun did not happen until we got home to discover the AC unit for upstairs wasn’t working.

We deemed the motor wasn’t working properly so we spent HOURS trying to switch matching motors out to absolutely no avail. Nothing worked. We finally called it quits. We should be getting it fixed this week.


Sunday rolled around and I got to hang out with the kids. We played many games of Jenga with the giant blocks and they helped me clean. It’s difficult to stay too slack for me unless I’m actually out doing something else. I get very antsy if I feel like I’m getting behind.

All in all, other than the AC failing, we had a great time. I got to spend time with two kids that I not only love, but genuinely enjoy spending time with because they really are smart, compassionate, cool kids.

Happy Mother’s Day, everyone. I hope everyone enjoyed some time with loved ones.