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Monday, May 14, 2012

Scene from my weekend - Mother's Day


Everett as the Statue of Liberty. Can't you see it in the background?






It was a gorgeous, warm and sunny day here in New York City. I was woken up bright and early at 6:30am when Jasper and Everett burst into the room to wish me a Happy Mother's Day. I was happy that they were so excited but I could barely open my eyes. I tried to smile and act like I was awake but all I could think of was, "Just a half hour more sleep!!"

Jasper, in particular, was bursting to give me all the cards and presents that he had made for me over the week. The cards and artwork were very sweet. Everett made me a jewelry box and both boys made me plates at school. Funny thing is that after giving me my presents, they both re-claimed the plates for themselves. Oh well. I honestly really just treasure their art and their drawings in Mommy's Special Book.

We spent as much of the day as possible outside and enjoying the weather, wandering around waterside parks picking flowers and pretending to be the Statue of Liberty, exploring the newly renovated playground in the neighborhood and, of course, eating ice cream. Brothers holding hands and watching out for each other. But also brothers running away from each other.

With this Mother's Day, I realized that it wasn't just about me. I didn't really care about gifts, special meals or anything like that. It was more about making the day special for the boys - letting them celebrate in their cute little ways and showing them that they are loved.

{Linking this post up with Galit and Alison for Memories Captured}

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34 Comments:

At May 14, 2012 at 12:24 AM , Anonymous Kerstin said...

I love your meaning for Mother's Day. You are truly a great mom! I am sure your boys enjoyed the day, the pictures are awesome!

 
At May 14, 2012 at 4:48 AM , Blogger Alison@Mama Wants This said...

Your boys are gorgeous. And yes, it's really about them isn't it? As THEY made us mothers. Glad you had a good one, and thanks so much for linking up!

 
At May 14, 2012 at 5:08 AM , Blogger Danica Bridges-Martin said...

Hi Christine, I've tagged you for a questionnaire : http://danicabridgesmartin.blogspot.com/2012/05/memed.html
Hope you decide to participate! :) Danica

 
At May 14, 2012 at 7:00 AM , Anonymous tracy@sellabitmum said...

Happy Mother's Day! Looked like an amazing day! xo

 
At May 14, 2012 at 7:58 AM , Anonymous Galit Breen said...

Such a lovely, beautiful day together and you're so very right - that's what it's all about!

 
At May 14, 2012 at 9:06 AM , Blogger Jessica {Team Rasler} said...

Just gorgeous weather you had! All of those pictures radiated happiness.

 
At May 14, 2012 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Missy | Literal Mom said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! Those ice creams look delicious! Happy belated Mother's Day.

 
At May 14, 2012 at 2:16 PM , Blogger Surfing Grandma of OC said...

The Most important part of Mother's Day for me.. IS getting all but 1 kid (my soldier) together at the same time in the same place. IT is rare thing when they become adults. It is a gift in itself!
AND those Ice Creams look YUMMY! Glad you had a wonderful day!
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO YOU MY FRIEND!

 
At May 14, 2012 at 4:42 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Kerstin for your sweet comment! Happy Mother's Day to you too!

 
At May 14, 2012 at 4:42 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Aww, thanks Alison. Your two little boys are pretty darn cute too. Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

 
At May 14, 2012 at 4:42 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Danica. I will check it out!

 
At May 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thank you my friend. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day too.

 
At May 14, 2012 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thank you Galit and thank you and Alison for hosting these lovely linkys.

 
At May 14, 2012 at 4:44 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thank you Jessica! Happy Mother's Day to you!

 
At May 14, 2012 at 4:45 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thank you Missy! Those ice cream cones melted so quickly...all over their hands and fingers. Good thing they went straight to the playground sprinklers to rinse off :-)

 
At May 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Thank you my friend. It was a lovely day and yes, those ice cream cones were delicious. I got to eat about half of their ice cream cones because they were melting so quickly!! Happy Mother's Day to you too!

 
At May 14, 2012 at 8:01 PM , Blogger Jolene said...

awww!! love the pictures! And your realization at the end. so true. Happy Mother's day!!

 
At May 14, 2012 at 8:41 PM , Blogger Cotter Crunch said...

i love the memories captured! thats what it is all about, right?!
;-)

 
At May 14, 2012 at 10:01 PM , Blogger Greta @gfunkified said...

They are a couple of handsome boys! I love the ice cream pictures, and the way that you celebrated.

 
At May 14, 2012 at 10:12 PM , Anonymous Jester Queen said...

Well, the original statue may have all that national significance and stuff. But for cute? Everett has got her beat HANDS DOWN. Or maybe up. Or maybe one hand up.... Great pictures! Your boys look cheek-chuckably huggable. Though if they are worth their salt they run from the cheeck chuckers in this world as fast as they run from each other.

 
At May 15, 2012 at 5:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a lovely day! Mother nature was shining on us all because it was a lovely sunny day here in Aus as well. My son and I went stawberry picking! And then a lovely afternoon on the beach,watching him swim & play - no surf, but was still a wonderful day! Stay well, cheers
Bron

 
At May 15, 2012 at 5:53 AM , Anonymous Miz said...

late to the soiree...still LOVE LOVE LOVE the photos and the sentiment and MEETING YOU!

xo

 
At May 15, 2012 at 7:20 AM , Anonymous Kimberly said...

Such a wonderful look on Mother's Day.
And I'm not going to lie...I would fight your kid for that ice cream cone.
I'm kidding I wouldn't.
But I'd ask for a lick.
Wait...
Was that weird.

 
At May 15, 2012 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks friend!

 
At May 15, 2012 at 8:12 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Yes! What would we do without the memories?

 
At May 15, 2012 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Thank you! The ice cream pictures are ridiculous. There was an older woman sitting next to us who was, I think, appalled that I was standing there taking pictures instead of wiping their faces.

 
At May 15, 2012 at 8:13 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Thanks Bron! It sounds like you had a fabulous day as well. Now you've made me want to go strawberry picking!

 
At May 15, 2012 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Christine said...

Thank you and it was lovely meeting you! I admit, I may have been a little star struck :-)

 
At May 15, 2012 at 8:15 AM , Blogger Christine said...

hee hee. Thanks! I'm not sure what their obsession is with pretending to be the Statue of Liberty but they do it all the time at home. The cheeks are a bit much at times. Definitely irresistible.

 
At May 15, 2012 at 8:21 AM , Blogger Christine said...

It was hard to resist the ice cream cone. In the end, i ended up eating a good portion because it kept dripping all over the place and melting so fast!

 
At May 15, 2012 at 9:48 AM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

It is amazing that even on Mother's Day when the world tells us it is our day off that our hearts remind us that we don't want that day off. Maybe another random day in the year but on Mother's Day, the only place I want to be is around my girls to let them show me why the day is special to them.
Looks like you got just what you wanted/needed and more!

 
At May 16, 2012 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Mirjam said...

Your boys are beautiful.
Yes, mother's day is a day too celebrate.
I love that my kids express their love for me and I express my love for them.

 
At May 17, 2012 at 1:05 PM , Blogger Coffee Lovin' Mom said...

Those sweet faces make me smile! Love the ice cream shot, and the homemade projects!

 
At May 21, 2012 at 11:00 PM , Blogger Kristen said...

I love this! Sorry it took me so long to get here - but your pictures and meaning of Mother's day are awesome!!

 

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