Sunday, May 11, 2008

A Lovely Mother's Day Weekend

Nicki and Sammi tumbled out of Ed's car on Friday afternoon running towards me with little tissue-wrapped presents clutched in their hands chanting "open-it open-it open-it, Mommy!" Oh oh oh, how cute. I opened their little gifts (tiny little hand-painted clay pots) and card on my brand-new screen deck that Ed just finished 2 days ago (Ed, it is awesome) and and we enjoyed the evening lounging on the new set of screen-deck furniture that Ed suprised me with for Mother's Day. (I have been pining for this beautiful wicker set for quite some time but thought it was way too extravagant....but, Ed pulled an "Ed" and big-time surprised me with it...Ed, you're something else...!)























Then, today, ....Ed let me sleep in late this morning, he did baby-duty all night long last night, and he made my favorite breakfast....french toast. But, best yet....he taught the girls to greet me with "Happy Mothers Day!" this morning...(actually, it sounded like "happy mudders day") when I came into the breakfast nook. They then proceeded to repeat their chant all day long and it melted my heart every single time they said it. Ooh, they learn quickly what Mommy loves. At one point, after one of Sammi's tantrums today, she looked-up at me and said "Happy Mudders Day, Mommy, I love you so much!" (yep, that was a melt-y moment...)

We then dressed-up in the beautiful kimonos Conkle Jay-Jay sent us from Korea (thanks thanks again....they loved them...) and we took off for a day at the Children's Museum. Jason, the girls insisted on wearing the kimonos all day long.....even at the museum. Wow, they were cuties...everywhere we went everyone was grinning at them all dressed-up in those lovely outfits. "Thank you!!"
Then, we came home, we all played and tumbled for hours this evening, and then read an extra stack (ok, stacks!!) of books at bedtime. Just can't get better than this, can it!


Thanks, Ed....thanks Sammi and Nicki....for making this a very special Mother's Day weekend! I truly do hope that each of your own Mother's Day was as special and joy-filled as mine. I so remember trying to get and then stay pregnant over those 11 years of endeavor until we turned to adoption for our family. Then, the tough tough oh-so-tough years of waiting were not any easier. But, I'll say this once more.....if I had to endure all of that all over again to get these two little angels in our life, I'd so do it in a skinny minute. Keep your chins up, you Moms-to-Be.....keep your chins up......

Hugs,
Cindy

6 comments:

Truly Blessed said...

What a beautiful post.

Your screen porch sounds fabulous, as is your new wicker furniture. But the BEST Mother's Day gifts will always be those made with love by little hands and lots of paint, glitter and glue. How I miss the days my little boys came running to me begging me to open their handmade goods, they were always so proud of themselves!

Your encouraging note to all of the waiting moms is so beautiful, and straight from the heart. This wait sucks (sorry, horrid word, but accurate). But the end result is more than worth the horrible wait.

You are doubly blessed!

Happy Mother's Day, Cindy!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Happy Mother's Day....
Looks like you had a GREAT day..
LOVE the new furniture...
The girls are sooo pretty... love them in their new kimonos...
Have a Great Week girly..
HUGS

Leslie said...

Cindy,

What a nice mother's day you had. How precious! The girls look fabulous in the robes! They seem to fit well. Jason did a good job of picking them out. I'm glad they like them. I'll scope out more fitting gifts when I venture there this summer. The deck also looks amazing. Can't wait to visit again and hang out on it! Miss you! Love and hugs...

Rony said...

Oh Cindy, what a sweetie pie that Ed is! And, and the gorgeous deck furniture. Woo-hoo. I know you're going to get so much pleasure out of it and I can almost see you sitting out there enjoying a nice glass of wine. The girls look so beautiful in their little kimono's! I'm with you. All those years of trying and trying to get pregnant I wouldn't trade one stinkin minute for my two little crazies. Life is good isn't it my friend?!?! I will call you this week....
Hugs sweets.
Rony

Jason said...

Cindy, I am pleased the girls like the robes. They look very beautiful and happy in them and appear to be growing like weeds. Tell Ed I said hello from South Korea and give Nikki and Sam a hug from me. Take care,

Cheryl Lage said...

I love "lurking" and seeing what you and the girls are up to! They're precious...and indeed you are one double lucky mom! Dear friends of ours just met their son today in the Guangdong province...we can hardly wait to meet him ourselves. Thank you for your encouragement of mamas-in-waiting!
Here's our friend's blog:
http://handsomevan.blogspot.com/

Best to you!