I had a great mother's day this year. It started out with a treat to myself, I finally made the vintage fabric banner I've been wanting to make forever. I love these simple projects that add a little charm to my home and make me smile. I know my taste isn't the same as other's, but I do what I like and am lucky enough to have a husband who doesn't care how I decorate the house.
I have a new favorite foodie site called Smitten Kitchen. She is a great food photographer first of all, which makes everything look yummier. We celebrated Mother's Day at my house with a low-key outdoor breakfast. I thought these muffins were perfect..summery and happy, raspberry topped lemon muffins. They were definitely delish and the raspberry was a little melted when you bit into the muffin...mmm.
Pretty flowers from my husband we planted in the garden later that day.
I also made this raspberry infused water, I saw on Jamie Oliver's website. It was good and refreshing, but most of all really pretty. A good party drink. However, I am a no-pulp kinda gal, so I would have rather it was strained.
Our roses bloomed just for the event.
My mom made her famous egg casserole (famous because I always ask her to make it for breakfast events and it's awesome). Yum.
These two pip-squeaks are my fav. Max and his sweet cousin Etta. How cute can you get?
Backs to the party.
Later in the afternoon, after nap and a couple melt downs we went to the park. Have you ever seen a happier boy than this?
I have so much to be thankful for. Max makes me laugh, cry, angry, amazed every day, but I love him so much. I am excited to meet our new one in the next few weeks. I am lucky to have such a supporting and loving mom- who I talk to every day. I am lucky to have a mother-in-law that would bend over backwards for us, who did such a good job raising the son that I love. I am lucky to have a sister who amazes me every day- she is my role model and always has been. She is raising two of the sweetest, cutest, smartest kids I've met. I am lucky to have friends that are great moms who talk me back into sanity when I feel like running from the house screaming.
It was a great day filled with great food, sunshine...
But best of all, family.
(He hates having his picture taken, hence the grimace when Mama gives him a kiss for the camera.)