This Mother's Day weekend has been perfect. My good friend Rachel and I had a quick girls getaway to Branson yesterday. We shopped until we dropped (almost literally!), had a yummy dinner and stayed overnight. It was such a fun treat. This morning we headed home to be with our respective hubbys and kids. I was very excited to spend Mother's Day as a mommy of two for the first time! I told Randall not to do anything special and that my little getaway was my present, but of course he didn't listen :-)
My gifts this year are so very special. I have always loved that my mom kept great photo albums for all four kids, and I enjoy looking back at pictures from my life. Today, it's so easy to keep everything digital, but I've been saying that I really want my kids to have photo albums with actual pictures in them, not just digital copies. Well, Randall did exactly that!! He found the exact kind of photo albums I wanted (with the peel back covers that you can arrange any way you want, not designated slots for a certain size photo), and he started both kids' albums. I know that since they are started, I'll keep them going!! I'm soooo happy to have this project under way, and I am certain our kids will love looking back through pictures (and of course they will have the digital files, too). I am infinitely thankful for a loving husband who would take the time to do something like this for me and our kids. Randall - you are the absolute best.
The carnations were a gift from my mother-in-law! Such a surprise. She chose pink for Sydney, blue for Collin and red for Randall --- very thoughtful and pretty! Here is our attempt at a Mother's Day photo with a squirmy toddler who just wanted to play in mommy's jewelry boxes and a little one who was clueless! I so love these little rascals, and I'm very proud to be their mom.