Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day 2014

Mother's Day is always a bit of a bittersweet day for me.  I've always felt that I never knew my mom when I was a mom so I could never truly thank her for all she had done for us.  Then, on Saturday, my dad gave me this card I had made for my mom when I was in grade 9.  I actually cried when I read it because it was such a relief to know that even though I was not the easiest teenager, I had let my mom know how much I appreciated her. Phew.
The kids gave me cute cards.   One of my favourite lines from another one of Kai's cards was `Your eyes are brown like stumps'.  First of all, my eyes are blue.  Secondly, I guess it's hard to come up with a simile for the colour brown?
Kai showed his appreciation by making me breakfast with Gary.  
Nya helped by mixing and adding salt.
Group hug/wrestle in Nya's room.  I got to sleep in until 8am.  I was soooo tired all weekend from the long week we had.
Snuggles with Nya on the couch.
Koen showed his appreciation by cleaning all four toilets while Gary cleaned the bathrooms.  
I spent some time reading alone in my bedroom and then in the afternoon, we did Nya's 2 year old pictures.  She was so cute.  The boys just ran around like crazy kids the whole time.
One of my favourites below.
Then, the kids chose where we would go for dinner.  Their choice? McDonalds.  We will definitely need to help them in the `What do you think MOMMY would like for dinner?' area next year.  Let me tell you, we were the only ones in the play area (and maybe only 5 people there besides us?!).  I picked up sushi on the  way home.

I hope you had a good Mother's Day yesterday.  I know  it can be a difficult time for some.  I personally am enjoying it more and more.  I love my children and am so thankful for them.  

Love, Louise


  1. Anonymous9:33 AM

    Love the photoshoot!!

  2. Anonymous10:27 AM

    I can relate to the bittersweet as that was definitely the emotion yesterday. Glad you can enjoy it more and more each year. That is something that I can hope for. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Sounds like a nice Mother's Day for you this year. How meaningful for you to have that old letter returned to you! An absolutely adorable photo shoot you did with Nya.