Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Weekend

WARNING before you begin...this is a detailed account of this weekend...Read at your own risk...if you choose to continue, grab a cup of coffee to keep you awake! This is mainly for my girls...

Carry on dear friends....

This has been a great Mother's Day Weekend. It started on Friday when Emma couldn't stand it anymore and gave me the one Jim Brickman CD I didn't have..."Greatest Hits". I love that child. She loves to give gifts and will spend hours thinking about, asking questions and creating the perfect gift for someone. I love that about her.

Chad was at the office most of Saturday, so the girls played with a little friend from up the street and I cleaned house, caught up on laundry and read. Once Chad got home, he took the girls out for a little while. It was nice to have some chill out time alone. As much as I love having a houseful of kids here, it sure is nice to have the house to myself!

My day ended when Chloe asked "May I draw you a hot bath?" Oh yes she did, and you know what, I let her! It was great, but I could here the door chime on our security system beep. (It beeps every time a door is opened.) I bet that it beeped 100 times while I was in the tub. They were up to something and "drawing my bath" was a distraction. That's okay...I loved every minute of it.

Atlanta had some severe thunderstorms last night. About 4:30 this morning, it sounded like a bomb had gone off. The thunder was incredible and I was wide awake. Wide awake with a hot, scratchy, itchy throat. YUCK. I hate allergy season. I thought I had kicked this out of my system earlier in the week, but's back. So I tossed and turned until a little before 7:00 when I awoke to:

"Good Morning Mommy. Happy Mother's Day!" The two prettiest little things in the world were standing beside me grinning ear to ear. They shared cards and Chloe gave me a great devotional book based on women in the Bible. (She was quick to point out "she" was in there and named the page.) They both admitted that they had been awake since the thunder bomb had occurred and they just looked exhausted. So Daddy and I made an executive decision to stay home from church. They crawled in bed with us and giggled about book titles they had seen at LifeWay last night. Apparently "Bad Girls of the Bible" and "REALLY Bad Girls of the Bible" just cracked them up.

It wasn't long until they got up "to go and do something". A few minutes later, Emma came in with an apron on and a napkin thrown over one arm. She announced, complete with air quotes, that "Today, Chloe would be my cooker." She then went on to lay the napkin over my lap and say in her best British accent "and Mother, I will be your wiper." I looked at Chad and said, "I guess this is what we have to look forward to in our old age....." They soon brought me breakfast in bed. I have NEVER had breakfast in bed so this was a treat.

We have spent the rest of the day just hanging out together. We did manage to hit Sonic during happy hour and got 1/2 price cherry limeades! That is always a treat around here.

It was a wonderful day that has been full of laughter and love. The only thing that could have made my day better, would have been to look my mom eyeball to eyeball and say I love you! Happy Mother's Day!


Patty said...

What a great Mother's Day weekend you had and I loved reading every bit of it!!
Happy Mother's Day!

Cheri said...

Sounds like a great day! So glad you enjoyed it!

Fran said...

A slice of heaven for you sweet momma!!! Those girls are something else....I hope my daughter in laws have such sweet, thoughtful, loving hearts bc boys don't do that! ;)

I'm praying for you tonight. Be filled to the brim for Him and of Him and you will be beautiful.

Big hugs~

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Stephanie, thanks for stopping by. Glad you liked the patio project, it was such a relief to get that done. That deep red tree that you saw in my sister's photo is a red Japanese maple. They are really pretty trees and you can't got wrong with one of those.

I saw that you had Hebron Baptist listed on your other blog. Is that where you go to church? I've been there a couple of times many years ago & wonder if you know Lowery & Vickie Robinson? I haven't been in touch with them in years, but that is where they used to be.


jodi said...

What a great day! Baths...snuggling in bed...and Cherry Limeade! It doesn't get much better than that! :)