Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mother's Day

You know those people that always come up with the most thoughtful and creative gifts?? Well sadly, I'm not one of them. I'm more of the, "Oh crap, [insert holiday] is tomorow??" type. And then I frantically throw something together.

So although I would like to take credit for my Mother's Day gifts this year, really, it was my Sister, Lindsay who came up with this cute idea. Since there are three of us sisters, each of us took a picture of our kids spelling out "We love you." (Lindsay's girls held the letters W-E, Grace had a white wooden heart next to her basket and Ashley's kids held up the letters Y-O-U.) So since I'm totally original and creative, I did the exact same thing for my Mother-in-law, but with just Grace. I was pretty happy with how it all turned out!

Here are the pictures I took for my MIL's gift.

Not bad, huh? Good thing I have such a cutie pie to take pictures of. That really helped.

Well, I can't end this post without mentioning that this was also MY first mother's day. It was one year ago, on Mother's Day, that I announced on my blog that I was pregnant with Grace. I can't believe how much my life has changed in a year! Long gone are my days of sleeping in, going to the movies or running to the store "real quick" to grab something. My life is now strictly scheduled around feeding and napping schedules and I've become accustomed to carrying around about 20 pounds of baby gear (not including Grace) everywhere I go. 

I'd be lying if I said sometimes I didn't miss parts of that old life. But that's just because back then it was easy to be selfish. If there is anything having a baby has taught me, it's that you can't be selfish and be a Mom. (At least not a good one). I'm so grateful that Grace is helping me become a better and more selfless person every day. I really do feel blessed to be her mama!

So although this is incredibly late, happy belated Mother's Day to all of the wonderful Mama's out there!