In our home we really don't celebrate "Mother's Day", but I would say it is "Mom's Day" or "Mommy's Day." Many women are mothers, but being called "mom" or "mommy" is more than stating the fact that your birthed a child; those names come with a deeper meaning and greater relationship. They are names that I cherish. I know I will always be their mother, but being their mom/mommy is so much more important to me than that. When I speak of my own mother she is always "mom" - implying a deep and intimate relationship, one that I cherish.
My day started at 5:15AM with a morning wake up call from Emma Lynne. The first thing I did on Mommy's Day was nurse my sweet baby. Love. She went back to sleep and so did I. I was woken by David, Chiara, Mayah, and Emma (Leah had slept over my parents house to return at lunch time) with scrambled eggs, sausage, and COFFEE! I love when David makes me coffee....it tastes even better served in bed! Mayah had picked some flowers from outside and both girls had made me lovely cards. David got me a wonderful card as well....he really does a great job picking out cards! Chiara stayed and chatted for a bit then fetched my laptop for me. Ahhhh, coffee and blog reading. Perfect. I was in bed until after 9AM...unheard of! David had cleaned the kitchen and had his list ready for the grocery store.
After showering and tidying up a bit Chiara and I prepared the salad for lunch. We had my parents and my grandparents here for a wonderful lunch and homemade tiramisu for dessert (totally gluten free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). For dinner, David and the girls took me to our favorite place in town, Picazzos', which sadly is closing.
A fellow homeschool mom and friend hosted a "preschool" time for a few kids over the past month. Leah and Mayah went and the last craft was a Mother's Day Mug.
Emma is fianlly smitten with Nanny...only took 11 months and Nanny babysitting the Thursday night before this!