While Caleb slept peacefully in his bed....
....my other sweeties woke up EARLY to fix me breakfast in bed for Mother's Day!! It was 6 am....because for some reason Mother's Day falls on a Sunday every year. UGH. Not the most ideal morning for this family... They brought me a bagel with cream cheese, some lemonade, and some strawberries with whipped cream - yum! :) Apparently this was the first time Jacob had ever seen "breakfast in bed" and declared that he wanted someone to make it for him on his birthday! :) Then Josiah said "do we have to stand here and watch her eat it?" They gave me all kinds of sweet cards that they had made at school. Jacob gave me this adorable book that he illustrated called "If you Give a Mom a Muffin". It even came with a muffin. The book went like this:
"If you give a mom a muffin, she'll want a cup of cofffee to go with it. She'll pour herself some.
Her three-year-old will spill the coffee. She'll wipe it up.
Wiping the floor, she'll find dirty socks. She'll remember she has to do laundry.
When she puts the laundry in the washer, she'll trip over boots and bump into the freezer.
Bumping into the freezer will remind her she has to plan for supper. She will get out a pound of hamburger.
She'll look for her cookbook ("101 Things to Do with a Pound of Hamburger")
The cookbook is sitting under a pile of mail.
She will see the phone bill, which is due tomorrow. She will look for her checkbook.
The checkbook is in her purse that is being dumped out by her two-year-old.
She'll smell something funny. She'll change the two-year-old's diaper.
While she is changing the diaper, the phone will ring. Her five-year-old will answer and hang up.
She'll remember she wants to phone a friend for coffee.
Thinking of coffee will remind her that she was going to have a cup.
And chances are...
If she has a cup of coffee, her kids will have eaten the muffin that went with it."
Isn't that adorable? It was a long day at church. Full morning as always and then someone had scheduled a children's choir rehearsal that night. Oh right - I'm the children's choir director! Yes, I know it was mother's day...but it's also the week before our musical and we had to have another rehearsal on stage with our set!! So we went straight from church to clearing the stage to put up our set pieces, changing out lights up on scaffolding (that was all David - not me!) and preparing for rehearsal. Didn't even go home! It was a good rehearsal though - and I was feeling much better about our musical afterwards. Made for a VERY long, tiring mother's day, but it was special nonetheless!
Me and my boys (look at Caleb's sweet face!)
I have so much to be thankful for. It's the absolute hardest job in the world, but I am so grateful that God chose me to be their mom!! All 5 of them! :)
Almost 27 weeks!