Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mother's Day 2013

Mother's Day weekend was perfect. I write that because many weekends are far from perfect.

Many weekends are either busy and stressful, running from place to place. Or the weekends are the 4 of us, together together together. A little too much together. Whiny kids, grumpy parents, doing everything you can just to make it bedtime.

But not Mother's Day weekend. Saturday morning breakfast, gifts from the kids, spa gift certificate and a beautiful journal from Rich. The day flowed with minimal fighting between the kids, less screaming from Alice, no bickering between Rich and me. A trip to the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach, breakfast at a favorite greasy spoon, front yard sprinkler session, back yard pool laziness.

And my annual tradition of "wrangle the kids and have Rich take photos of us on the porch".

As they get bigger, it gets harder.

This is the best one of the 40 shots taken.

Mother's Day 2013

The rest of them were some variation of this.


Mother's Day 2013

Mother's Day 2013 

But the top one will be printed and placed in my bedroom frame atop last year's photo. And today, I might try to hold on until bedtime.

{previous Mother's Day posts: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012}

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