Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day 2009

 Chad and the kids were great on Saturday night, Austin had bugged Chad enough to give me my present early (I said no gifts) but they were sneaky and got me some beautiful pink roses, chocolates and a handmade card from Austin, that he made at school! I was so happy to have my first handmade card, with words he wrote himself, and a picture of our family, that he drew all by himself. I thought that Austin was so excited to give me the gift to see my reaction,  but he had better things in mind, his exact words "now, about that chocolate..." little sneak, just wanted some of my special chocolates!!! Well, of course he got one, and so did his little sister standing at his side batting her baby blues!

Every weekend Chad is amazing and gets up with the kids and let me sleep in!!! Well, today he let me sleep in until 10:30 am it was, the best!! Then he woke me up, normally I would have been grumpy, but it was because he was bringing me breakfast in bed!!! It was awesome!!! The kids made me some more cards in primary, at church! Alyssa was so proud that she got to make a card like Austin!! And then we had to leave church early so I missed them singing to me, in sacrament, so Chad video recorded them singing me their songs!!! It was the best!!! This year has been the best Mother's Day so far, I have an amazing family who I love so much and my kids love me more than anything in "the whole wife world" no mis-spelling , that's how they say it :)
Being a mom is really the best thing ever!!! I am so thankful to my kiddos and my dear sweet chaddy for the joy and happiness they bring to my life, and I always find my self wishing I could be better, wishing there were more hours in a day to get things done, especially housework! OY! I feel like I am following my kids around cleaning up mess after mess, until I give up and join in and play along too! and I found this poem on my friends blog, that made me realize, I would much rather have a messy house and enjoy my time with my kids, than to be able to have a spotless house and miss out on all the time with my kids....well, here it is, I hope you love it as much as I do:
What Did I Do Today?

Today I left some dishes dirty,
The bed got made around 3:30.
The diapers soaked a little longer,
The odor grew a little stronger.
The crumbs I spilled the day before
Are staring at me from the floor.
The fingerprints there on the wall
Will likely be there still next fall.
The dirty streaks on those windowpanes
Will still be there next time it rains.
Shame on you, you sit and say,
Just what did you do today?

I held a baby till she slept, 
I held a toddler while she wept.
I played a game of hide and seek,
I squeezed a toy so it would squeak.
I pulled a wagon, sang a song,
Taught a child right from wrong.
What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess that's true.
Unless you think that what I've done,
Might be important to someone
With deep blue eyes and soft blonde hair,
If that is true...I've done my share.

Happy Mother's Day to all 3 of our moms, we love you more than you will ever know!!!


Shanon Ridenour said...

I LOVE that poem. It is so true! There are days I see my undone chores & think I didn't get anything accomplished that day - but really, those are the days that the kids & I have had the most fun dancing, playing, singing, coloring, whatever we were in the mood for. Maybe we should make a "Messy House" pact & vow not to worry about the toys on the floor as long as we're having fun with the kids!