My First Mother's Day Weekend

I hope you all had a great weekend, I'm running a little behind this week already!  If you're not a mom yet then I hope you had fun celebrating your own mom, mother-in-law, or mother figure in your life.  Now that I am a mom myself I appreciate all mothers, especially my own and my mother-in-law (who had 5 boys!!), so much more.  Being a mom is the best and hardest job I have ever had.  Words cannot even explain how thankful I am on a daily basis that I have the opportunity to be a mom.

My first Mother's Day weekend was wonderful.   Kyle had to travel to Detroit for the day on Saturday so he took Friday off so we didn't feel like we were losing a weekend day.  My boys did such a great job making me feel special and celebrating me all weekend long.

My Mother's Day started on Thursday with Kyle coming home early (before 8pm!!) and cooking dinner for us...

I had planned to make the Shrimp and Fennel from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof but Kyle was totally turned off from the Fennel so we substitute onion and it was just as good. 

On Friday morning I got a much needed pedicure.  It was amazing to sit there with nothing to do and have someone rub my feet.  I also got to catch up on magazines I've had sitting around.   

We then headed to downtown Annapolis to eat some Mexican food and shop. It was a little cooler than expected but we still had a great time. 

My new rug from RugsUSA came on Thursday night and we got it set up on Friday.  So far I'm really liking it.  I hadn't planned to go this dark but with a dog and baby it makes sense right now.  Plus I was able to nab it for 55% off so that works for me :) 

Saturday Kyle had to fly to Detroit for the day for work so I got to man the house alone.  Of course it was complete chaos from the minute he walked out the door.  I think both Layla and Miller know when it's just me so they raise hell on purpose. 

 Anything to get a couple of minutes to wash dishes

There was screaming and barking going on in this picture 

I heard some banging the other morning and then I loud thud so I ran into Miller's room to find this.  When I got in there he had this hands on the elephant picture but scooted over to the other side of the crib when he saw me.  When I asked where the picture went he looked back for a few mintues- it was pretty hysterical. It was like he was trying to tell me he wanted to redecorate.  Thankfully he dropped the picture behind his crib and not on his head. 

Sunday was a picture perfect day as far as weather goes and an even better first Mother's Day.   I got to sleep in until 7am and was treated to donuts and iced coffee.  After a long family walk we then headed down to my parents house and the spent the afternoon laying by the pool.    We finished it with dinner at my parents where we got to celebrate my Mom and Grandma too so it was extra special. 

My Mother's Day gift was this blouse.  It's my first Lilly Pulitzer Elsa Top and I have to say I'm in love.  The quality is great and I love the way it hangs on me.  Plus it's long which is always a plus for this tall girl.  

Here it is in brighter lighting 

My handsome little man checking out the pond. 

 Trying to escape off the deck


My mom snapped this picture with my phone when I was wasn't looking and it's my favorite.   Words cannot even express how lucky I feel to be this little boy's mama.  Even when he's being wild and crazy or cranky and stubborn he's still the best little person in the world.   



  1. Happy First Mother's Day to you!

    Did you find the Elsa to run big? I normally am a medium and I think mine pink one is too big. I wish I had a small.

    I'm interested in purchasing off Rugs USA but have never bit the the bullet! Let us know how you end up liking it!

  2. Little Miller is a handful! Glad you enjoyed your first mothers day! You can't go wrong with Mexican and pedicures. And I am with Kyle...I cannot stand fennel!!!

  3. Your rug is beautiful! Your top is adorable on you. And your pedicure looks lovely! Glad you were so spoiled!

  4. They do know when you are on your own. I had SS all last week solo. It was a long week. HA! Your blouse is beautiful! Great print.

  5. What a great first Mother's Day weekend!! Love the new top and rug and the picture of you and miller belongs in a frame I a prominent location!

  6. Love the blouse and the rug! Glad you had a great Mother's Day. I'm due in October and can't wait to celebrate next year with my family!

  7. Aw the last picture is so priceless. Loving your new top! Glad Mother's Day was so nice for you

  8. That Elsa top looks awesome on you - and has me tempted to try it out for my next big blouse splurge. I'm glad you were able to get in a few indulgences over the weekend. I don't know how you manage the house, baby and dog without your hubby coming home until AFTER 8pm on the weekdays! I give you lot of props.

  9. Miller is such a dollface! So glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day and got to sneak in a pedicure!

  10. I'm so glad you had a fantastic first Mother's Day. I can't believe Miller is getting so big! Time to lower that crib mattress! Mac's done the same thing! Nothing is safe from these boys! :)

  11. So happy you had a great first Mother's Day! Love that Lilly top. I'm not usually a big fan of Lilly but that top is gorgeous! Great deal on the rug!

  12. You had quite a weekend girlie! The Elsa top looks great on you - it is such an awesome top! I love Miller's little face! He's so cute!!

  13. Love that top!! So beautiful! Glad your first Mother's Day was wonderful. What a precious little baby boy!!! So sweet.

  14. What a wonderful 1st Mother's Day that you had! That Elsa top looks amazing on you!


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