Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother’s Day!

I know I'm a day late, but I was on the road for much of yesterday and once I got home I just really felt like relaxing with Tommy and Luke instead of blogging. Okay, so weekend recap.
Friday we started off the morning at "Special People Day" at Sage's school, ANS. Luke, Bonnie, and her Grandma were her special people. I was just kind of there... to hold Luke :) We had prayers and Sage's class sang a very cute song, and then it was lunch time. I left Luke with Bonnie to go scoop up Melissa so we could head to Ocean City. We picked Luke up on our way back through La Plata and we were on our way!

Melissa's horoscope on Friday told her to "take a road trip with your best friend. It'll help clear your head and help you make the right decision." Melissa decided the right decision was to go to Cracker Barrel for lunch, so that we did. Luke had applesauce, orange wedges, and his very first lemon!! It was so cute to watch and he was such a hit! An older lady who was sitting facing him got up to leave and told me "I could just watch him eat all day! He is just the cutest thing!"

Luke’s first lemon.  He really didn’t make faces that were too terrible.  He wouldn’t let it go!  He had a clamp on it with those little teeth. 

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We arrived in Ocean City, Becca got there shortly behind us, and we headed to Dumser's for dinner. My Mom hadn't seen Luke in a full week, the longest amount of time since he's been born and she was completely smitten. After dinner we headed to Seacret's to see our very favorite band, Crushing Day!!! We've been mildly obsessed with them for several years now, and it was just as fun as always. Although I will make two notes on my night out. I really shouldn't drink for two reasons. One, I am totally obnoxious. Two, mothering is not easy the next day when you want to crawl into bed and sleep all day. I've only been out a handful of times since Luke's been born, and I ALWAYS pay for it the next day!

Saturday we just lounged around, recovered, played with baby Luke, and once my Mom got home from the beach we went to get massages! Melissa surprised me on the way to Ocean City by telling me she had made an appointment for me to get a massage as a Mother's Day/graduation gift!! It was SO amazing! I wish it could have lasted for another hour :) We got home and headed out to dinner. My Dad had given me money to take my Mom out to dinner for Mother's Day. After dinner my Mom headed home with the baby and Melissa, Becca, and I headed to the movies to see Date Night. I thought it was really funny! It didn't get the greatest reviews, but I laughed out loud a bunch of times. Then, we headed home and all fell asleep watching Betty White on SNL.
Yesterday I woke up on my first official Mother's Day. People told me Happy Mother's Day last year, but it's just totally different to hear your baby giggle on Mother's Day than to have one growing inside. Luke got up pretty early and played for a while, and then went down for a nap. While he was napping Melissa and I decided to go pick up breakfast from the Bayside Skillet. We were about to leave and I realized my wallet wasn't in my purse. I remembered hearing something hit the floor at the movie theater, but I looked down and didn't see anything, so figured it was nothing. But yesterday I realized it must have been my wallet. So, we went to get our food, and I was freaking out. It was only about 8:00 so I couldn't call the theater yet. I had backed out of my parking spot at the restaurant and a car backed right out of her spot into my passenger side door and dented it pretty badly. We exchanged information and I complained the whole way back to the house about how I have the worst luck ever. We got home and started packing and cleaning and when I went back in my room Melissa had left a card on my bed. The actual card said:
Babies are the best-
little hands that grasp a finger,
soft cheeks that rest on shoulders,
tiny arms that reach out to receive love,
and sweet smiles that can fill a heart with joy and hope.
No wonder we love them so.
Babies are the best- especially yours.
Happy First Mother's Day

Then Melissa wrote:
I'm sorry you feel like you have the worst luck ever, but I personally think you are one of the luckiest people ever to have people like your parents, Tommy, and of course Luke in your life. And, we're all lucky to have you!

It made me simultaneously smile and want to cry! It really reminded me to be thankful for everything that I have. My family and friends are what matter, and I literally could not ask for more love and support. I am completely surrounded by people who love me and my family. I'm getting choked up typing this! Mother's Day is no time to gripe about the little things, it's a day to celebrate the people who shape our lives. And, this year, I'm privileged enough to be a life shaper!

We headed out around 11 or so, went to the movie theater, and my wallet was there! I was so happy to not have to rush to get new stuff before vacation in a couple of weeks! Luke was really good on the ride home. He got fussy a couple of times and Melissa just reached around and pumped him full of puffs. We made it all the way to Bowie before we had to stop. We went to Ruby Tuesdays and Luke was so good again. He was a big hit with the waitresses and everyone was stopping by to say hi. He stayed in his high chair the whole time and just played with his toys and ate more puffs.

When we got home Tommy was still at his Mom's for a little cookout. There were roses and cards waiting for me in the kitchen :) When Tommy got home Luke couldn't close his mouth for like three minutes. He just kept staring at Tommy with this humongous open mouthed grin on his face. It was so stinking cute. Tommy got Luke giggling, we played, gave him a bath, put him to bed, and then Tommy and I watched a movie and went to bed around 9:30. It was a great day.

Okay, so before this marathon post ends, I have to say thanks to our Moms for making us the people we are today. They've given us help and encouragement every step of the way. My Mom takes such good care of Luke and he loves coming to Grandma's house! Where he's allowed to play with his murse without judgment :) Tommy and I both have very close bonds with our Mothers, and I hope Luke and our future children feel close, comfortable, and protected with us.

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I hope all the Mothers reading this had a wonderful day!


  1. Melissa's card made me cry too. lol She's right, you're blessed and we're blessed to have you. You are one of the funniest people I know. You always crack me up. Happy Mother's Day!

  2. I love you Patty, you make me laugh, even when you're being serious! Glad you had a great Mothers Day, you definitely deserve it!!

  3. Happy MOthers Day! You are a life shaper and Luke will grow up to realize how lucky he is! Im glad you had an amazing trip and found your wallet!