...I'm done. Granted, this is a little saying borrowed from PW, but I cannot think of any other sentiment that would adequately describe my current state of being. And if you actually did stick said fork in me, I probably wouldn't bother to protest much. Maybe a small squeal, a slight quiver of the affected extremity and then I would again lie dormant in my doneness.
Mom's Birthday. Mom turned another year older on May 2. She spent a large portion of the day assaulted by the clamor and noise of her 8 grandchildren. She wouldn't have it any other way. All her grandchildren complain about her wet, sloppy kisses, but they always seem to come back for more. Even Jackson. Lizzie is too young to know better and therefore carries the brunt of mom's affections, as you can see here.
Lizzie doesn't really mind at all. Mom loves all her grandchildren full well. I think the feeling is mutual. Happy Birthday Mom!
Which brings me to Mother's Day. My heroes have always been Mothers. The Captain and I have been blessed to come from good mothering stock. I had a wonderful day myself. The Captain was gone, but he had coached the M's quite well. I asked Maren if she was going to feed me breakfast in bed, and she went and got me a Dt. Dr. Pepper. Good girl. I love being a mom. So does my sister-in-law Michelle. This pictures speaks Mother's Day to me.
Being a Mom means attending soccer games. Even in bitterly cold "Spring" weather. I almost wished for a Snuggie. Then I stopped. I will not give in to the Snuggie. I will prevail. Anyhoo, this was Princess Maren's first year of soccer. She seemed a little more interested in doing cartwheels on the sidelines or playing with her new soccer friend than actually chasing that silly soccer ball around. She actually scored a goal. Much to her surprise. What can I say, she loves being a princess.
Moms also go to recitals. Sweet Marissa had her first viola recital. And in the words she loves so well - she rocked! So proud of her!
So I will leave you with some shots of the Tulip Festival. I feel much better. I feel caught up. I feel like I can go on. To Kindergarten graduation, summer rec registration, last day of school.... ahhh guess I'm not quite done yet.