From there we went to my parent's house. My mother prepared a meal. I told her it was just wrong for her to prepare a meal for mine and my brother's families on Mother's Day. WRONG! That we should be taking her out. She, of course, didn't hear of it. She actually ordered alot of the food from Costa's Mediterranean Restaurant. She ordered pork and veggie kabobs, rice, Greek salad, garlic bread. She made chicken fingers & mac and cheese for the kids, as well as asparagus salad, punch, a pound cake, had cut up strawberries and pineapple. She went overboard, as always, tyring to see that there is something for everyone. One day, I vow I am going to send her and my dad on a cruise, where she can be waited on. But this mother's day from my family she got a blueberry bush.
My brother and his lovely and very pregnant wife were also at my parents home, in tow were their children...
We also counted the meal as a birthday celebration. My Dad will actually celebrate his birthday today. I will not say how old he is. When I was a young girl I was announcing a baseball game of my brother's at the ballpark and I announced his birthday on the loud speaker, he was not happy. One year my mother published it in the newspaper. He didn't speak to her for weeks. But I do want to wish my dad, Poppy a very happy birthday. I think my favorite Poppy memory is the time he and my mom went to a costume party. He dressed up (with my help) as a hippy. He looked more like Howard Stern (who I dispise). I couldn't stop laughing at him. He took on a new persona. My dad is a quiet person, private, doesn't wear his emotions on his sleeve as I do, but when he put on that costume, it was so funny! I wish I could find the pictures I took of him wearing it. I am blessed to have you as my dad and celebrate everyday with you in it!
After I awoke Big Daddy from his afternoon nap (what's up with that? Isn't he supposed to be caring for some kids and me napping?), we left from my parents about 2:00. We kind of chilled around the house, picking up tree limbs on our property. There were several blown down from the storms during the night. At 6 we met my mother in law and bought her supper. Big Daddy's twin brother and his wife joined us there with their two children.
My sister in law gave me this sweet card. But it is I who am blessed that she is my sister in law.
While I am on the subject of Mother's, I have to make mention Big Daddy's mom. Years ago I wrote her a letter on Mother's Day, I thanked her for her son, who is now my husband. I thanked her for influencing the man he is today. I am so blessed to have him. And I am blessed to have her as my mother in law. I know so many people who do not care for their in laws, and I cannot imagine feeling anything of the sort. I have been so blessed. I am also blessed to be a mother to three healthy children that for the most part don't give me to much trouble. They do bring me much love and I cherish every moment that I am with them . J Smooth gave me this picture for Mothers Day.It is a picture of me that he drew himself. I think it looks just like me. I adore it almost as much as I do the artist. A blessed Mother's Day, now off to the stack of laundry that awaits....