Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

To celebrate Mother's Day and to give my daughter Katie a much needed break, I took Henry and Peter with me this morning for a few hours. While we were in Posie Peddler buying flowers for Katie, who walked in behind us but Bill, Katie's husband, ready to pick up an arrangement of yellow roses that made our purchase look pretty meager! Henry and Peter had already chosen tiny spray roses for their bouquet - Henry chose orange and Peter yellow. Orange is Henry's favorite color and if you ask Pete the color of anything, he says "yellow" even if he means green, red, or blue. So, to those roses we added some pretty babies' breath, lacy greens, and my addition of black-eyed Susans. We also chose flowers for Grammy Eddy, the boys' great-grandmother. After we left the flower shop, we visited Grammy for an hour or so and had a lovely visit. The boys' cousins Hannah and Katie were visiting as well, and it was so nice to sit and catch up with this amazing woman who raised six sons and has always been the best mother-in-law and Grammy anyone could ever ask for (right alongside my own Mom, of course!).

I then loaded the boys back into the Jeep and we headed to McDonalds because I had promised them a Happy Meal and time at the playground (right in the McDonalds). Lunch was barely eaten (I had one of those new grilled chicken wraps, sweet chili, and it was really good!), milk was spilled, and the boys were reluctantly extracted from the playground so we could go to the grocery store and finally head home. It all seemed to go pretty quickly but it was a good three hours out of the house, and I consider that my gift to Katie for Mother's Day! To hear Pete, when he got out of the car at home, yell with such excitement and pride to his mother "I bought you flowers!" just made my day. Such cute little guys, my grandsons! (she says humbly!)...

Henry's Mother's Day card for Katie, and the trivett he made at pre-K.
He calls it "abstract art!"

Now that we're home, I am making Apple Pie Bars (encore from last week's blog recipe) because no one had any last time -- they were all designated for the wedding and all I could do was tease my family with the possibility!  So, for Mother's Day dessert, apple pie bars are in the oven. Pete's taking a nap, Henry's helping his parents get the garden prepared (though all I've seen him do is go a little crazy with the hose, aimed at the chickens!).  I'm here in my upstairs apartment, like a bird on a perch, enjoying the busy-ness outside as the aroma of apples, spices, and a buttery crust wafts through my kitchen. My son-in-law Bill has ordered take-out from a great Italian restaurant in Ballston Spa, Augie's, because he said no mother should have to cook today. Well, I didn't have to cook, but I was inspired to bake, and I still have a little kitchen duty, but I don't mind a bit!

It's Mother's Day, and life is good!




and my wish for the day:



11 comments:

  1. So great to see you this morning with the boys. They are a hoot! Hope the rest of your day was as nice as mine. I can smell those apples all the way over here! (I wish). Happy Mother's Day Jeannie. See ya soon, Lynnie

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    1. Thank you, Lynnie. It was wonderful to see you too, in the flesh, rather than on-line! Happy Mother's Day to you as well, and I am glad that you had a great day!

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  2. cgolden@skidmore.eduMay 12, 2013 at 7:04 PM

    I am in Buffalo visit my Mom, which is a real treat. I love your blog post.

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    1. Happy Mother's Day, Catherine, and please wish the same to your Mom for me! Enjoy Buffalo, and I look forward to seeing you soon when you are back in town!

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  3. Happy Mother's Day
    sounds like a storybook day
    of course you and I know that every day with our children and grandchildren is Mother's Day

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  4. Hope you had a great Mother's Day as well, Judy! You're a wonderful Mom and Grandmother, and a terrific friend! Thanks so much!

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  5. Happy Mothers day ,sounds like an ideal way to spend a special day! Family,friends what more could you ask for ! CKJ

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    1. Thanks CKJ - this time next year you'll be a Grandma on Mother's Day! So exciting!

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  6. I am definitely going to try these once I'm at Ryan's house! I'll have plenty of little tummies that can enjoy them; otherwise, I'm too afraid I'll want them all for myself! So delicious looking!

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    1. Carol, I am so excited that you will be living so close to your grandchildren! I am very, very happy for you and for them. AND they get to sample your amazing creations! Love everything about it! Best of luck to you, my friend!

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  7. I loved reading about your Mother's Day...isn't it funny how in giving Katie the gift of a few hours of calm & quiet, you both received what you wanted? Time spent with little boys (or grandkids) is so special, especially when you don't get to have it every day. When you DO get to spend time with little boys every day...the peace of a quiet house is the ultimate. Seems that no matter how old we get, the grass is always just a touch greener in someone else's yard. What a joy to get to play in that 'other yard', especially on Mother's Day! I'm so glad that you and Katie both enjoyed your Mother's Day <3

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