Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Keith had duty today over in Clearwater, so it was just the kids and I. It was actually the cat that woke me up first at 6:44am. So I then woke the kids up and announced that we were having donuts for breakfast. Joshua gave me a look that said, "who are you and what have you done with my real mother?".

We actually had a mini-Mother's Day celebration on Friday afternoon when I got home from work. Keith had a beautiful orchid for me along with a hilarious card. The kids colored adorable cards for me. I also got a new treadmill earlier last week. I'm going to be spending quite a bit of time on it with all the food I ate this week!

I let the kids each pick their own donuts. Daniel was all about the sprinkles. Megan wanted a plain donut. Joshua had a jelly donut, which then got Daniel a little confused about why his donut had a hole like a bagel, but no jelly inside. There was an older couple sitting within earshot, and I overheard them giggling as they probably couldn't help but overhear our conversation.
After washing everyone up in the DD bathroom (because they can't seem to eat a meal without wearing half of it all over their faces), we were off to the Silly Park. We've renamed every park in the Altamonte/Longwood/Maitland/Casselberry/Orlando/College Park/Winter Park area. The Silly Park has giant musical instruments, ramps for wheelchair bound kids and some really neat sensory activities. The kids call it silly because of the giant "umbrellas" over the top of the different jungle gyms.

They were so cute sitting together watching the train go by, that I couldn't help but get a picture. Megan was making a heart with her hands. Daniel looks like he needs a nap.

After the park, it was time to go shoe shopping. Daniel has outgrown his church shoes and Joshua needs new sneakers. We ended up with new shoes for each of the kids, new socks, church clothes and some groceries. Whew!

My friend Rachel wrote recently about going to Steak and Shake, so I thought I'd give it a try with my crowd. Yippee for a fun lunch. The kids had a great time. I was slightly cringing thinking that I could have made them their grilled cheese and applesauce at home, but then our adorable waiter told me that the kids eat free on the weekends. Whoo hoo!! I think there really is some rule about one kid eating free for every adult meal purchased or something like that. I questioned my little waiter and he said not to worry about it.

It was a super-fun Mother's Day. The kids and I had a really great time hanging out. I got a new CD yesterday at church for being one of the moms with the most amount of children present. I kindof giggled silently to myself to suppress my guilt from my moaning and groaning earlier that morning that I was tired and not wanting to have to get dressed, feed the kids, get them dressed and then out the door in time for church. I slept really poorly the night before. I think Keith's schedule is actually harder when he's home for a few days then gone for a few days. The kids sleep poorly and then I end up sleeping with one eye open just wondering which small person is going to make their way down the hallway asking if it's time to get up at some insane time of the night.
After all the shopping, eating and swimming we did today, everyone should sleep well tonight. Yesterday, Keith and I were splashing around in the deep end of the pool and Daniel was playing on the stairs. Daniel decided that instead of swimming with his pool noodles, he jumped into the pool with nothing to hold him up and immediately went right under. I swam over and scooped him up and put him back on the stairs and he acted like nothing happened. Today when we were getting back in the pool Daniel turns to me and says, "don't let me sink, again". He's so cute! I'm hoping to sign all the kids up for some swim lessons for this summer.


Anonymous said...

Happy belated Mother's Day! Those are great photos, and I love Joshua's reaction about the donuts.

Dayfamilyof4 said...

What a cool park! Sounds like a fun mommy day :)

Rachel H. said...

OH MY GOSH! YOU WENT TO STEAK AND SHAKE! HOW AMAZING~I honestly don't think most people give 2 seconds of thought to what I write after the fact, so I am SO honored and impressed you actually REMEMBERED that!!! Aren't those cars SO cool?!

What a nice mother's day! I am so glad you had a great time--your kiddos are absolutely PRECIOUS--SIMPLE ADORABLE and they are lucky to have you as a mom!