Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mother's Day

I am a super tired mommy this evening. Tired from all the Mother's Day love received from my children, husband and extended family. Jon made a delicious brunch which included an egg & potato scramble and buttermilk pancakes - yum. My girls had fistfuls of hugs and kisses for me all day, and even as I exited the shower this morning they were there with a boisterous, "Happy Mother's Day!" It was a bit jarring standing there in my birthday suit with two little ones staring at me with grins the size of watermelon slices, but I accepted their surprisingly loud sentiment nonetheless.

We spent a good part of the afternoon at Kerry Park taking in the breathtaking view of beautiful downtown Seattle. And for those of you that don't live here, I'm telling you, when it isn't raining, Seattle puts other cities to shame.

After a rigorous afternoon of play, it was time for frozen yogurt at Menchie's.

Even though we probably could have all used a sweet treat, we refrained and instead watched Sammy eat. Earlier in the day Alex and Sammy had a disagreement, and out of frustration Alex hit Sammy. I told Alex that even though it's Mother's Day I would have to scold her -- the punishment? No Menchie's frozen yogurt. Alex cried the entire time we were there. I felt so bad that I decided to sit this one out too. Sammy could not have been more pleased with her bowl of yogurt with sprinkles of candy.

Alex said she was hungry {And I'm sure she was after watching Sammy savor every morsel of yogurt and candy in her bowl} so we made a trip across the street to Metropolitan Market to get a bagel for Alex and a sweet treat for my mother.
I chose the cheesecake for my mom, and the whoopie pie for me.

Alex was much happier with bagel in hand.

Let the record show that Alex is the only one standing in the pot. Sammy wouldn't do it because we didn't pay for the pot and she didn't want to get in trouble, but being the troublemaker that I am, I hollered, "Alex, show everybody how you're growing!!" Let the record also show that Jon didn't want to participate in this shenanigan either, though due to it being Mother's Day and all, he reluctantly inserted Alex into the pot.

Then, it was off to the bookstore. It just isn't Mother's Day without a trip to the bookstore.

What a fun filled day it has been... and I loved every minute of it, minus the scolding I gave Alex.

Happy Mother's Day, friends!


  1. What a day! Love the pics, Maya. Have you tried Zoe frozen yogurt at Greenlake? We just discovered it and it's sooo good (same concept as Menchie's). Might be my favorite. :)

  2. Zoe on Greenlake... I will definitely have to try it. Thanks for the tip!!!