Sunday, May 26, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Mother's Day weekend Eli and I went to Mom and Dad's house for a quick little visit. Now that they live closer to us these quick overnight trips are perfect for getting family time in without having to totally rearrange your schedule! We LOVE having them closer to us!!

Last year for Mother's Day we got Mom a necklace with Eli and Tinsley's name on it. She loved it, but mentioned that she wanted one with her kids on it. Well, this year she got her wish :) I gave her a necklace with mine, Joshua's and Caleb's names on it. Now she has a necklace for all her little darlings :)

Her kids

We met Josh, Andrea, and Tinsley at a little pizzeria Friday night when we got there and then went back to Mom and Dad's house. Eli was so glad to be with Grammy and Pop again. He was able to play his much loved Toy Story game with Pop. This kid amazes me with his gaming skills. 

We didn't have a lot of time, but it was nice just to sit and visit with everyone. Caleb and Kailey got in late that night so we didn't see them before we went to bed, but we visited with them in the morning. After we woke up we went shopping for a little bit and then we met Josh, Andrea, Tinsley, and Andrea's parents at a nice little restaurant. While we were waiting for our food, all of us went outside to do some pictures with Mom.

Mom with all her kids

Love my mom!

Andrea, Mrs. Barbara, and Tinsley

Mom with Eli and Tinsley

Sweet, precious little girl!

Grammy and Tinsley

Grammy and Eli

Me and Tinsley
Kailey was our photographer for the day so I had to sneak in a picture of her and Tinsley :) We're all in love with this little miss priss. 

Eli and Pop had a short little boys weekend, but they had a great time. I know Eli's looking forward to when he can go stay a long time with Grammy and Pop. He always has so much fun there!

We left after lunch and returned home. The next day was officially Mother's Day and even though I told my boys not to get me anything, they did! They treated me like a queen and I felt very loved and appreciated. Eli made me some very precious crafts and pictures at school and then he and Josh got sneaky and made me another card. Eli handed it to me that morning after I woke up and as he gave it to me said, "Can I have your phone now since you're getting a new one?" Haha! He was so excited about having a phone to play games on that he gave away the fact that Josh gave me a new iPhone 5 for Mother's Day. I also got tiki torches to use by the pool :) Those two gifts on top of all the new landscaping that we've done so far means my Mother's Day was very full! I feel incredibly blessed and thankful for my sweet little boy who made me a Mommy. He makes my heart so full and happy. 

I love anything with a handprint.

The card he made me at school.

The card he and Josh gave me.

He said that this was our pool and the garden in the backyard.

My two hints for my Mother's Day gifts.

After a great service at church that morning, we came home and took a picture to remember this day. I love this little guy so much! Just for fun let's do a little trip down memory lane...(for some reason I didn't take a picture with my little guy in 2011).

Mother's Day 2009

Mother's Day 2010

Mother's Day 2012

Mother's Day 2013

I am so honored to be Eli's mommy. It is such a privilege and a joy to spend my days with him, raising him, and watching him grow up. It is my prayer daily that God help me be the mother he intended me to be. I'm also so thankful for the great mothers I have in my life. My mom and Josh's mom are always there to help me when I need it! I would not be the mother I am today without them :) It was such a wonderful Mother's Day. I can't wait to spend many more with my family!

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