As for me, I love Mother's Day. It took me 2 years to conceive Katelyn and 3 years for Laura. Then the complications of gestational diabetes with both, borderline hypertension with Katelyn, 56 hours of painful induced labor before an emergency c-section with Katelyn, dealing with her acid reflux as a tiny infant, a hospital stay when a high fever wouldn't go down and diagnosis of bladder reflux (which she eventually outgrew) and giving her meds for a few years. Then Laura who gave me such horrible headaches when I was pregnant, another c-section (scheduled...as if I'd go through the long labor again), acid reflux with her, and growth issues that lasted for months and months despite how well she ate. Not huge issues compared to other mom's out there, but hurdles for us nonetheless. So I'm truly grateful for my girls and them in my life and I just love this day that I get to be honored for being their mommy.
The three of us all dressed in purple today. Yes I planned it that way for pictures. The girls had everything planned for dinner.....Katelyn read green eggs and ham.
And then yes we ate green eggs....and ham, broccoli, corn, and toast. Dessert was hot fudge brownie sundaes.
And knowing our family, what special day wouldn't be complete unless there's missionaries around. Yes that is still Elder Anderson. For followers of my blog you'll note he helped us celebrate my birthday in September, we celebrated his in November, he and his comp. Elder Slade helped us decorate our Christmas tree in December, and now Elder Anderson was here to eat lunch with us on Mother's Day. He's part of the family....gotta have family on Mother's Day when possible. :) (this is his 4th comp Elder Lewis by the way)
The girls made photo frames in primary. Had to wrestle Laura's away from her, she thought because she made it that it was hers. I love them both. Katelyn's cracks me up. She has this little angelic pose going. If you know my kids you know looks are deceiving. LOL!
My gifts were nice. Laura got me this game so she and I could play games when Katelyn is at school and daddy is at work. Katelyn got me a new dish set.....and Corelle my favorite brand but she didn't know that, she just picked out the colors I liked and did great. (see the picture of the elders to see what the plates look like) Clark got me the 4th Fablehaven book.
One thing I loved was the card Katelyn made in school. Inside was a paper where the kids had to fill in the blank about their moms, I just have to share:
My Mom is Special
My Mom's name is: Kathryn (and yes she spelled it right!)
She is special because: She's the best for me.
I like it when my Mom: kisses me.
My Mom can do many things! I think she's best at: cooking cookies (my dad would agree on that)
My Mom has a pretty smile! I like to make her smile by: playing with her.
My Mom is as pretty as a: flower (now how sweet is that?!)
My Mom is smart! She even knows: her mom (I must be a genius by now, I've known mine for nearly 37 years! ;) haha!)
I'd like to tell my mom: stories.
On the back she wrote: "I love you because your always nice" and "I love when you hug me"
They also made a special placemat that was laminated for us. The part for the plate has this written in the center: "Dear mom, I love you because your nice and sweet and beautiful and your always happy and Happy Mothers day. Love Katelyn"
I love my girls and my husband and I'm so grateful to them for making my Mother's Day so special!