Monday, May 11, 2009

Perfect Mother's Day

My Mother's Day started early this year... Saturday my dad sent me a gift card with the following provision...
No fair buying anything for Chase or Adam or the house with this. It's all you.
My dad knows me well... without that direct order, I would have spent it on anything other than me ;~) Thanks Dad!

On Sunday morning I woke up at 7:30.... my first present from Chase as he as been waking at 6:45 these days. The extra 45 minutes were wonderful! And yes, 7:30 is totally sleeping in!

After some cuddle time in bed we got up to get breakfast. When I walked out to the kitchen, this is what I was greeted with:

Pre-sliced grapefruit (my mom used to do that), fresh squeezed orange juice (13 oranges and 40 minutes of hard labor), fresh fruit and coffee brewed and ready to consume. Behind all of that is my Mother's Day letter from Chase. Enlarge the picture below to read.

Seriously, am I not the luckiest person ever?

#4 on my list was a gourmet breakfast of Eggs Chesapeake which was absolutely divine!

Adam is such a great cook... and willing to try anything! He poached eggs for the first time that morning!

After a deliciously filling breakfast we decided to enjoy the beautiful weather and hit the park. Truly this is one of my favorite things to do. Here are just a few of the many pictures we took:

Adam and Chase on the big slide!

Mama and Chase's turn!

I love this kid.

Love this picture... it's going up in the house somewhere!

My boys. The 2 reasons I am a mother. Adam trusted me enough to marry me and make me the mother of his child and God blessed us with Chase.

After the park Adam whipped up some crab cakes with the leftover crab meat. Seriously, it wasn't in the plan... he just looked around and put together crab cakes... oh, and homemade tartar sauce. I am seriously a lucky woman.

After lunch Chase took a 3 hour nap... yet another gift!

While Chase slept, I relaxed on the couch watching sitcoms (sue me, I love them!). Adam worked on #2 on the list... a complete car detail! I didn't get a picture but the wheels shine, the car sparkles and the floor mats are clean (there was an unfortunate root beer mishap a few weeks back that desperately needed to be cleaned up ;~)

Chase slept so long that we actually had to go in and wake him so we could get to my MIL's house at a decent time.

Chase stayed busy by digging and dumping dirt...

cuddling with grandma on the swing...

and having a snack on his new bench!

Dinner on the patio!

#5 on my list was Lovely, Lush, Lava dessert... which Adam has perfected making. When you cut into the cake the insides just flow out and it's just about the best cake out there!

It really was a perfect Mother's Day. Chase had so many great gifts for me that Adam executed perfectly.


kathi said...

So, with complete sincerity, you are the most fortuante woman I know. You are blessed and God has favored you greatly.

Carrie and Scott said...

all i can say is WOW! you deserve it!

Evil Twin's Wife said...

Wonderful day! I really want some of that cake....

Anonymous said...

Such a perfect day! I love the picture of you and Chase coming down the slide. I need to stop looking at these photos... almost drooling here! :-)

chocolate hug said...

Wow! When I first saw the pic of the table I thought it was a restaurant! I'm glad you had such a great mother's day! It's still one of those holidays I haven't adjusted to yet...

that cake looks sooo yummy!

So will Adam be able to out do himself next year?


Johnnie Avocado said...

The slide picture of you and chase is one of the best action photos I've ever seen. It captures a ton in a blink of an eye. I definitely dropped the ball this Mother's Day

AmyJean said...

This post makes me happy!

dkamfam said...

Ok, you got SPOILED! But you deserve it, girl. Your man did good!