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Sunday, May 09, 2010

Mother's Day - A Review

My facebook status yesterday was something along the lines of "I wonder how many moms are busting their asses today so they can have the 'day off' tomorrow?" Most people responded that they, too are cleaning house. If that is normally something you would tinker away at on Sunday, then it stands to reason that it is something your family will do for you on Sunday. Otherwise, it's really not that special, is it?

Now personally, cleaning house is more of an every second, third or even fourth Sunday event. So, technically, I could argue that it actually would have been done today. I would totally have been full of crap, and even I know it, so I did it yesterday. Just because. But it did feel good to have an almost clean house today.

So, not only did I have a cleanish house this morning, I woke to the pitter patter of little size 1 feet making their way to my room. I opened my eyes to a sleepy little blonde who still had her thumb in her mouth (she's my baby, don't judge me) who announced "It's Mother's Day!" I was treated to a great big hug before she went to snuggle with the dog.

Asia came in and said "What's the weather supposed to be like today?". Then "Do we have school tomorrow, or is Mother's Day a long weekend?". Bless her heart.

Leon got me tickets to our local dinner theatre and is even letting ME decide who to take....

I got up and plunked myself in front of the computer for a bit. Then we got ready and headed out for breakfast at Humpty's. I had a delightful breakfast of an apple cinnamon cheddar omelet and in Lemoine style, guessed correctly at the total bill. I'm so awesome. We are so classy, we even tell the waitress what we are doing. Yup. Thankfully she doesn't hear us discuss how the hell we're going to pay for it.

Then it was time for the zoo! Our tiny little Edmonton zoo. It was fun. We only got a couple of hours there, but it was a good time, and they had a spa set up to give moms mani's and massages. Deeeeelightful! We waited and watched for Lucy the elephant. (Yes, the same one that Bob Barker has been spouting off about for the last year or so.) She was out walking the grounds with her trainer of 21 years and sadly did not come back for her spa treatment mud bath until we had to hurry back to mom and dad's for our Mother's Day BBQ and my brother's 40th birthday.

Shortly after 2pm we were speeding toward my old stompin' grounds to pick up Asia's boyfriend and go to Mom and Dad's. We enjoyed a wonderful lupper (lunch/supper) and sang to my incredibly old brother, then were making our way to Leon's parent's house for more BBQ'd goods.

The day finished with a giggling little tiny person refusing to go to sleep, and was topped off with a chocolate coffee toffee frosty from Wendy's. Yumm!

I hope your Mother's Day was equally wonderful!


wy-not said...

What a great Mother's Day you had, but it's only fitting because you ARE a great mother. Oh yeah, and doubly fitting because you HAVE a great mother. HAHAHAHA. God, I just slay myself sometimes.

Love you


Lilly said...

Aww now that sounds an awesome day Rhonda!! Arent you lucky you have that giggling little tiny person? You were busy and you made me hungry just reading this - chocolate coffee toffee frosty.

Oh and I loved your Mom's comment - you are a great mother and she has to be one too - she taught you all she knows, right!

Betty W said...

Sounds like a perfect day! I just spied on your mom´s pics in Fb, and saw your celebrations. I think it´s great that you guys are such a close family.
Hope you have a good week!

KK said...

I love lupper! Glad you had a good mother's day!

wy-not said...

Hey Betty. I LOVE that you would take time to look at the pictures. I think we need to be friends...I always look so forward to your comments on the blog. Come on in to the photo albums any time you like. We love you here.