Well, on Mother's Day, I woke up to this sweet face. After years of wishing I could celebrate such a sweet holiday, I wasn't quite prepared for the joy I felt on Sunday. I know I've been a mom for six months now, but it's the first time I've been "honored" as a mother.
Those cheeks....totally smoochable.
Rik had asked me for a few weeks what I wanted to do for Mother's Day and I couldn't think of anything I'd rather do than spend the day with him and Easton. He was offering to basically "give me the day off", but that wasn't what I wanted. I did sleep in a bit and I did let him fix me dinner but I couldn't imagine not spending the day doing something fun with these two handsome men!
I mean, really? Look at these faces!
So, we started the day off by relaxing a little bit and opening gifts. :) Rik outdid himself and Easton went way over the top for a six month old! Not only did I get the sweetest card from both of them, but Easton signed his own card and stuffed the envelope. I've never seen such a crinkly, wadded up envelope in all my life. Perfection! In addition to my cards, Easton painted me a beautiful picture! You may notice a few hand prints here and there (top right corner in yellow) so you can see just how big his hands are! He can already palm a baseball!
My little Picaso.
Rik was a sweetie and gave me the money to go get my hair done (it's SOOO overdue) and a pedicure. I've been whining about how bad I need a haircut but I haven't wanted to spend the money on myself. I'd much rather just deal with this mess and complain about it. Rik is obviously tired of hearing me complain! :) Thank you, honey!!!!
After that, we packed up and headed out for lunch. I wanted this really delicious Thai restaurant but they were closed so we went to our favorite pizza joint instead. In honor of Mother's Day, Rik bought Easton a new t-shirt to wear and I have to say, I am 100% in love with it.
The cutest little inmate to ever come out of Folsom.
I decided we needed a day out at the zoo where we could stroll around and show Easton some of the animals and just kind of relax. It was awesome. We went to the zoo for Easter and even then, Easton was kind of amazed by the animals he could see. I knew with him being a little older, he'd love it even more now. I wasn't wrong.
We started off at the chimpanzee exhibit and while we were standing at the glass, a HUGE chimp walked right up and sat up against the window for about 5 minutes. Easton was 4 inches for this massive creature and they just looked at each other for a bit. It was pretty amazing. Rik got it all on video but we didn't get a photo. :( Maybe I'll post the video later.
We decided to let E be our navigator and he didn't get us lost once! He definitely takes after me in this department. Just ask Rik about how long we were lost in Atlanta a few years ago. :)
When we found our way indoors to see the smaller monkeys, Rik and Easton sat on this ledge. I kid you not, this female monkey walked straight over to them, turned around and practically stuck her girl parts to the glass. AND.JUST.STOOD.THERE. It was hilarious and a little weird. She finally strolled away as I got the camera out! It was so funny to see Rik's face when he realized what was being flashed their way. It was one of those looks like, "What do I do?! I can't let my son look at this!"
And here, fine gentlemen, is my undercarriage!
This beautiful bird scared Easton a tiny bit when he would shake out his feathers. He was HUGE!
Easton and I went into the petting zoo and made friends with a few goats. Easton thought they were funny and kept giggling. I was a little nervous about being so close to a creature with horns, but we survived and he loved it. I did NOT love the goat drooling in my sandal. Thank the LORD for wipes.
Awkward family photo!
We found the aviary exhibit and it sounded so pretty. All the birds were calling and making lots of racket. Easton loves to sit outside and listen to the birds so this definitely had his attention.
He may have figured out how awesome it is to suck his thumb.
"Daddy! Check out that coyote!"
they are so handsome....
My tiny tot...I love him so much!
So, that's how my day went. It was fantastic and wonderful and beautiful and honestly, one of the best days I've had in a VERY long time. To be a Mother and to feel honored by my family was such a beautiful experience. I feel so blessed to have my precious son and such an amazing husband who appreciates all the love, effort and hard work that I've put in so far being a Mommy. It really is the hardest, most rewarding job I've ever had and I would not trade one second of it.