If I had written the script & scenes for my very first Mother's Day weekend, I'm not sure I could have done any better than how it happened in real life.
Friday evening we met up with some friends for dinner at a new local restaurant: Aviary Cafe & Creparie. We had delicious savory crepes for dinner followed up by some fabulous sweet, chocolate crepes for dessert. We had Elyse along with us and while she was restless from missing her evening nap, she still did incredibly well for being forced to stay in our laps for the entire meal.
|Daddy & Elyse before dinner|
|The garage sale across the street: the kiddos made over $60 selling water, chips, donuts, & lemonade!|
|Hanging out with Mommy|
|Elyse: Mom are we done with pictures this weekend? Momma: Nope, it's Mother's Day...lots more pictures to come!|
We spent our Saturday night at home, grilling burgers & making homemade french fries, going for a walk with Elyse & Bogey and after we put Elyse to be watching a movie on the couch. I'm honestly not sure how an evening could get much better than that.
Sunday morning was a little chaotic as we were trying to get around for church a bit early as they were taking family photos as a gift to all the mothers. However, we definitely made time for some playing with Elyse & also some presents for momma. Elyse & Daddy got me a canvas hand print set so we can document Elyse's hands & feet & also a wall frame collage from Red Envelope so I can fill it with some Elyse's photos. I've been asking for this collage for quite some time so I was so excited to open it up!
|Look Mom! I'm able to balance myself on my activity gym!|
|4 Generations: Gigi, Town Grandma, Momma, & Elyse|
|Uncle Nick stole Elyse's sunglasses|
|My family of 3 on Mother's Day|
|Momma & Daugther, sporting her new glasses from Gigi & Papa|
|Testing out the pool water for the first time|
|The beautiful women of the Smart Family: Millie, Elyse, Lauren, & Momma|
Since Elyse was so bright-eyed, we decided to let Elyse have another first: a 4-Wheeler Ride. My dad's parents live basically across the field & through the woods from my parents house so Hubby strapped on the Baby Bjorn, loaded up Elyse, and our entire crew headed to my grandparents' house...dogs & all. We drove extremely slow & extremely carefully...but I really think she enjoyed the ride!
|Elyse's first 4-wheeler ride!|
|Me, Grandma & Elyse|
|Passed out in Grandma's arms with my ankles crossed like a lady!|
|Not sure if you can see it, but Elyse has her tongue out...I think she was ready to go home!|
|I swear, my brother Nick can get Elyse talking more than anyone Elyse! She loves him!|
|And she also loved some naked-baby time!|
|She loves her Uncle Nick so much she thought she'd take a bite...|
|but then decided her own toes might taste better!|
|Red Velvet, Tuxedo, Carrot Cake, Chocolate/Peanut Butter, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, Double Chocolate, & White Confetti...mmmmmmm!|
I can't believe my First Mother's Day is already in the books, but it's time for another week and almost time to celebrate our 5 Year Wedding Anniversary on Saturday...where oh where does the time go!?!?