one of the seven text messages i received yesterday was from my cousin, sammi, wishing me a happy mudder's day! i never imagined to love a day (other than jack's birthday) as much as i love mother's day this year. don't get me wrong, last year was special, but i imagine that as each year passes, and jackie grows a little more, that this holiday will become sweeter and sweeter. and, speaking of sweets...
i received some beautiful flowers from jackie b. and a box of yum-yum-yummy truffles. i did, however, have to bite into 8 of the 12 truffles to find the lone caramel, but i was determined! just about made myself sick in the process, but as i was informed, it's my box of truffles.
jack and i enjoyed our day together. dear benji was working yet again, but i guess it made since for me to spend the day with my son. and truthfully, i wouldn't have it any other way. he woke around 10, we had scrambled eggs with toast and raspberry jam. he even had his first taste of chocolate milk! after breakfast, we went for a walk/run and when we returned, it was nap time. i was pretty anxious for him to take his morning snooze because i had some grown up things to do. i finally got the back yard fertilized. and from there, i moved on to lacquering the dresser. i have been doing like one task a week and to see that i'm so close to finishing... i'm so excited and proud of myself for doing this! i did have a little snafu yesterday. i noticed once i put the lacquer on that i sanded too deep in a few spots! damn! nothing you can do once this happens. so i guess that drawer will go to the bottom... still, i like to think grandpa jack would be impressed.
the flowers and the candy that "jack" got for me, needed to be picked up from the florist. as i was driving into town, i spotted a lady on the side of the road, selling roses. she had a makeshift table with every color of roses and a tiny umbrella providing an inch of shade. as i passed her, i thought how romantic it is for people to see her and stop to buy their loved one a bouquet. seize the moment kinda thing.
after i returned home, i had yet another surprise waiting for me. granddad paul had come for a visit, bearing gifts as well. he brought me a bouquet of these beautiful small lavender-colored flowers. you see them all the time, but one of those that you have no idea what they are called. he also brought jack a large blue ball that is practically as big as him! and the biggest, most wonderful gift of all - a rocking harley - not a horse - a harley! it is so amazing what the miebs men can make with their hands!
shortly after paul left, ben arrived home, about an hour early - that's a gift in itself! i was sitting on the porch enjoying the sunshine when he pulled right up to me. i immediately saw him holding an ice cream cone in one hand so i leaped off the porch, hoping to snag it from him, as it was the best part of the cone, the last few bites. when i came around to his side, he handed me not only my own drumstick ice cream treat but also a bouquet of flowers - from the lady on the side of the road!!!
i hope all of you mommies enjoyed your day as much as i enjoyed mine!