Friday night the girls took me to Suessical performed by Tigard High School. It was awesome, amazing that this was a high school production, there was a lot of talent, and the show was great. My friend's daughter was in the cast, so it was fun to watch her and I got a picture of Lily with her after the show. My friend wasn't at the performance so she was thrilled to get a cute picture of our girls. Several people commented on how well behaved my daughters were during the show (any mama knows this is a Mother's Day gift in and of itself! Who? My kids? Angels? Obviously an indication of the kind of mother I am? Oh, go ON!). And they were. Lily even kept the talking and questions to a minimum. It didn't get out until around 9:30, so they were beat. Addie was too tired to get pictures with the cast, but Lily could have stayed an extra hour if I would have let her!
|Horton and Gertrude|
|Kangaroo and Monkeys|
|Lily and Blondie|
|Lily and the Who's|
|Proof that it wasn't the Lily show|
|Cat in the hat signing her program|
|Happy tired girls|
Sunday - HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Not only do I get to be a mom to three wonderful kids, I got to learn how to be a loving mom from the very best! Thanks Mom!!
|Addie and Daddy|
|Addie on the left|
|Lily (and my friend's son, Stuart) finishing strong|
|Addie at the finish|
|This was after 3 miles in the sun and my little people were cheering SO hard for me. So hard not to smile SO big!|
|One tired Addie|
|One HAPPY Lily|
I got some great Mother's Day gifts from the kids, including a World's Best Mom mug, a new camping chair, a frilly cute polka dot apron, a song written and performed by Lily, back up by Addie, a cook book from Addie made at school, a plate Lily made at school. 100 pieces of riff raff crafts with Lightning McQueen stamps and crayons and projects obviously colored by my nanny and popsicle sticks with balloon stickers on them and scribbles and so.much.love. I also bought myself a new sun hat for the summer. We took another awesome nap after a really yummy lunch, and then played outside, BBQed again, and just soaked in more time together. The day ended, in true Mother (of-small-children)'s day form, 2/3 kids pooped their
Last night I was sweaty and stinky with dirty feet and dirty fingernails, my face and arms were sun-kissed - and I was layered with many applications of greasy sunscreen, my eyes and feet were so tired. I did a quick surface level clean up, after all my parents-in-law were to arrive late night and there was STUFF everywhere, but it was no where near what it would have been if we didn't thoroughly enjoy every minute of the weekend.
I showered and fell into bed on the sheets that I meant to change today. I was asleep in just a few minutes, but the mess and the long to do list left untouched reminded me that without a shadow of a doubt, we did this Mother's day riiii....
(fell asleep before I could finish the though, even further proof that is was true)