Wow, I can’t believe how fast this weekend flew. I mean, it was just Friday!
So what a great weekend; started off with our kids’ dance recital. What a great time. The girls skipped dance last year, and were eager to get back to it this school year. I missed it slightly too. (I don’t miss the hectic end of year schedule, but I missed them dancing)
All their hard work paid off because this year’s recital was the best we ever went to by far..not just the girls’ dances, but the whole show. Our youngest had two dances, ballet and tumble jazz, and our oldest had one dance, hip hop. Hip hop was new to her, and she was the youngest in the class. The year started off bumpy for her, she was not sure she could handle this new way of dancing, but she really did so well and made me tear up a little watching her up on the stage. So cute. Our youngest is a real life prima donna. She is graceful, while loving the movements of dance. She is so cute. I just love her face to pieces.
After recital, we did what we always do, we treated everyone who came to the show out to eat (pizza n sangria). It was a lot of fun, but man oh man, I was spent by the time we got food. The girls had so much fun with their cousin, whom they rarely get to hang out with alone. After everyone left, we went home to watch a movie (Fantastic Beasts) and hang out. It was my fav part of the day. :)~
Saturday, May 13- The Dancing School’s recital, Legends
Then Sunday was Mother’s Day! Yay! I have to say that I got entirely too spoiled this year; is that even a thing? I got to sleep in super late (well late for me is anytime past 7:30AM!), and got woken up with my favorite breakfast foods…roasted asparagus, cinnamon donuts, Nutella on Italian bread toasted (Nutella- I won’t buy normally cause I will eat the whole jar!), black raspberries and a latte. It made my day!
The kids showered me with cards and activities… a “mom” scavenger hunt, a song written by my oldest, and a special “bob’s burgers mad-libs” haha. My husband also showered me with gifts and lots of love, he is real good like that. I am happy to share that I now have a fancy new chair for my bedroom’s makeup table…something I have always needed, and desperately wanted! haha
After we hung out relaxing over coffee and chatter, I was taken to lunch. The girls got ready for me without a squeak…that is a big deal, people!! The clan took me to The Blue Ox, which is in Lynn, one of my fav spots, but it doesn’t feel like it’s in Lynn. It’s a beautiful hideaway from the craziness with great food and drinks. Believe me, go check it out, then tell me you love it, too. We ate (some amazing dishes), drank (some amazing drinks), laughed and had a real wonderful time together. We always do, but I really did feel special Sunday. The girls were just so sweet about it being Mother’s Day this year.
After we left the restaurant, we swung by my in-laws, then ran home to change to head to my parents. Did I ever mention how much I love my parents? I love my family just so much. We got to their house late, but we spent a fun evening together laughing, exchanging stories, and gifts. I love the moms in my family and so happy to celebrate each year with them.
I really appreciated all of the extra love and attention Sunday. It is overwhelming at times for me to think about how much they care for me, because I don’t expect much, but they always go beyond anything I could imagine. I am real lucky and I am grateful.
*You guys make me feel so good, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the thoughtfulness and love. xoxoxoxoxoxox
Mother’s Day!- May 14, 2017
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, too. Especially, all the moms on this Earth who work so hard to give their families love and everything they need the best way they know how.
Much love to all of you.