What an adventure becoming a mother has been and I know it has just begun! Thinking about Mother’s day coming I was only too aware of how much I appreciate my Mama (Kaelen’s Nana) and Doug’s mother (Kaelen’s Grandma) for all they did raising us and all they do now as mothers and grandmothers. Just the thought of how much I treasure my little one is enough to get my eyes misting… Oh well I’m a softy!
After we all slept in, I spent some time playing with and snuggling Kaelen. When he got up from his morning nap, we left to spend time with Doug’s family for the afternoon. Nicole & I went to a really great yoga class and then joined the rest of the family for dinner. It is fun to have three generations of mothers in the family and special to all be together. Grandma Race really LOVES talking to Kaelen, holding him, and getting him to smile and laugh. I love seeing the joy he brings… such a sweet and happy little boy!
Doug surprised me with roses, one red one from him, and a second orange one from Kaelen. He also wrote me a very sweet card (that made me cry- happy tears though!). The cards I received from my parents and my in-laws were really special to… Its nice to hear their reflections on my “becoming” as a mother. (Thank you all – your words mean so much).
I was also blessed by many friends who took time to wish me a Happy Mother’s Day… It is special to be remembered by all of you and I appreciate the calls, texts, and posts. A real treat at the end of the day was a surprise visit from my best friend! I didn’t expect to get to see Lauren until sometime in June so I was delighted to see her arrive at the top of the steps with two pints of Ben & Jerry’s – oh she knows me so well! Lots of great “mom” conversation haha! I can’t wait to see you and spend a few days together (I hope!)
Here are a few pictures to document my first Mother’s Day with Kaelen. Thanks to Doug for taking these!