Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Ahhhh. I just woke up from a refreshing nap. Now I'm sitting here, all by myself, in my room, grazing from a new stash of American candy that my brother and sister-in-law brought us, while Guapo manages the chaos of the children whilst making dinner. I already had breakfast in bed and help with the kids this morning as Guapo didn't have an early morning meetings at church.

Oh how I love Mother's Day.

As I was sitting here trying to decide which leisurely activity to engage in next, I remembered my poor little blog who hasn't seen much of me this week because of our candy-bearing visitors. Not that they were difficult or anything, on the contrary, they were very easy to have around; they played with the kids, helped with the dishes, and even toured all the sites on their own, sparing me the chore of seeing things I've already seen 100 times. But, visitors always make for a nice excuse for a little vacation from the blog, ya know?

Here they are hanging out with Pedro:

The only negative thing about their visit was the fact that I kind of feel aged now. To hear them talk about the "old" people in their ward, those decrepit old geezers in the 35-to 40-year old range, was more than a tad bit disturbing. I'm sure felt the same when I was that age, but man, it's painful to be on the other end!

So, anyway, back to Mother's Day.

I got a very delicate orchid that I'm afraid to look at directly for fear it will die instantly (I do not have a good track record with orchids. Or any live plants to be perfectly honest):

Ballerina girl gave me this lovely bouquet of flowers (much less stressful-these flowers are supposed to die):

Juan Carlos gave me a ladybug box:

The three big kids make me great cards:

And Harold, I mean Pedro, made some "wittle houses" for me during his nap time with his famous purple crayon that he must have snuck in in his diaper.

And, as you can see, he's trying to find his own fashion-sense these days.

It has been a great day.

Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful mom and mother-in-law to whom I am so grateful for their friendship and support; to my sister and sister-in-laws (my brother's wife became a mom just yesterday with the birth of her sweet little boy!); and to all my friends-past and present, real and virtual, who make me a better mom. And a special thanks to my wonderful, precious kids-I am proud to be called your mom, and to Guapo, for without him, none of this would be possible.

Happy Mother's Day!


Kari said...

Fantastic synopsis, Gabriela! Happy Mother's Day!

Ballerina Girl said...

What a beautiful post...
Happy Mother's Day my friend. You deserve all of this special attention and relaxation!

I had a great time at lunch and looking forward to Tuesday!!!


Janice said...

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Janet said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! You deserve a day like that.

It's been fun staying connected with you and reading about your adventures as a mom. Maybe someday our paths will cross again. But until then, thank goodness for blogging!

k-squared's mom said...

Happy Mother's Day! You deserve all the pampering you get. Pedro is too cute.

txmommy said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Lynne said...

Maybe it's good you're in an apartment because then Pedro will hopefully be done writing on walls by the time you move and you will have a home free of "little houses."

Calandria said...

I enjoyed reading that. I'm glad it was a fantastic day! I especially liked Pedro's contribution. (Good thinking, Pedro, on the diaper hiding place. Very resourceful.)

Abby said...

We made you feel old? Um, you've had four kids but you still look my age. And you run miles and miles each week. And you have wild and crazy parties on your roof;) I rest my case.

I'm glad you had such a nice, restful Mothers Day. Thanks again for being the best hostess ever--we miss you guys already!!

Head Nurse or Patient- you be the judge said...

Congrats on the refilling of your stash :) And so glad you had a wonderful mother's day- the orchids are gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sister! I finally had some time to get online today and read your blog. Had my little guy waited just a few more hours, he'd be a mama's day baby but its ok, next year his b-day will fall on Mother's Day. :) And, speaking of b-days Happy, Happy Birthday to you sister! If baby Gio had waited another few days you both would have had the same b-day. haha :)

Love & XO's!!!!