Monday, May 9, 2016

Mother's Day 2016

Well if you're a mom as exhausted as me today, that probably means one thing: you have little kids and yesterday was Mother's Day! Relaxing...ha! Hahaha. Someday, someday. Not this year. :D


We enjoyed a whirlwind morning at church where the kids finished up some projects, and then I was showered with my yearly Mother's Day loot. :) Paper flowers, plants, cards, and some other really cute crafts...it's one of the many joys of motherhood, you know. I'm not Eric's mother, but he still makes sure to lay it on pretty thick with compliments all day, which I will take thankyouverymuch, because his are my favorite kind. Haha.

I do have to say, it doesn't take a whole lot to make me happy. A day of no cooking goes a LONG way here. And the Robert men are very good about making sure the ladies don't have to be in the kitchen at all. We had a delicious catered meal at great grandma's yesterday afternoon (and now our refrigerator is STOCKED with leftovers) and that meant lots of food to carry over to that evening as well. That's a good day. Thanks, guys!

Trying to get a yearly photo with my crew never gets any easier....



Grace was ticked because she didn't have her sunglasses.


Just a little ray of sunshine, isn't she? :)

She did finally get her precious glasses, and this was probably the best we were going to get all day.


Ah, the memories. 
P.S. I love my children dearly, but I cannot wait for some non-pregnant Mother's Days, haha.

After lunch I played a rousing game of hide-and-seek with my children outside (while Eric was inside, chatting and...relaxing. Wait, what? Ha!) And boy, was I beat! I once read an article about an Olympic runner who ran and ran right up to the end of her pregnancy. Well, good for her. I could barely jog across the yard. 

My own mom was enjoying the day at the Fox seeing The Sound of Music, so we dropped off her gifts before running around and doing some errands for the rest of the afternoon. One of those errands was supposed to be taking Captain Awesome there to get a hair cut. He HATES getting his hair cut. But we drove all the way to our normal place for him, only to find they closed early that day. "I'll just cut his hair at home then," Eric said. This has never happened before, but okay. A nice buzz cut to start off the summer would be just fine. 


So Reagan plopped himself on top of one of our packing tubs in the kitchen and Eric fired up the clippers.


Captain Awesome immediately had second thoughts.


This was not awesome. 
My son is still sporting the shaggy dog look today. Well...maybe next weekend!

Today marks the beginning of Grace's last week of school and our very last day as renters (kinda sorta!) With my sporadic posting this won't come as much of a surprise, but you won't be hearing from me tomorrow. We will be spending our morning closing on our house - finally! So hopefully by this time tomorrow we will have our keys in hand and it will be all ours. 

I have this vision that, as soon as we unlock the front door, the deck falls off the back and a pipe bursts in the basement. That's just our luck. Homeownership is equal parts exciting and scary to me, haha. We have enjoyed the luxury of saving money on repairs for quite a while now. Now we have a mortgage and a money pit. :D But hopefully not THE Money Pit. We watched this on Netflix the other night. Maybe we shouldn't have. 

Life is pretty good right now. We're in a good place. I hope that you are, too. :) For the first time in a long time I have no idea what the next couple of months are going to look like, and I am totally okay with that. Uncertainty can be awful for a planner like me, but for once I'm almost looking forward to it. I'm excited to move and get settled and try to enjoy the next couple of months before we have another kid and blow the whole thing up! I'm going to try to bottle these feelings for the inevitable days that I say, "What was I thinking??"  :)

So from our crazy family to yours, happy day! And I hope all of the moms out there had a great Mother's Day!

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