I won’t make a habit of this, but this particular weekend deserves to be documented.
As Sunday marked the first Mother’s Day I got to celebrate as a mom, my husband was very careful to make this particular weekend “mom-entous.”
Let me first celebrate my little boy on consistently sleeping through the night (8-8 or 8-5) for about two weeks now. Go B, go!!! Sleep is truly life-changing. I feel like a new human being after two months of feeling like I was running on empty. That made this particular mother’s day extra special.
This weekend began on Thursday morning when I got an e-mail asking if I had sold my Beetle yet…the e-mail I had been waiting on for two months.
He asked if I could go to get a pre-buyers inspection on Friday morning, which I gladly agreed to. So, B and I took a little joy ride in the beetle. Thankfully, I haven’t had to ride with him in the small hatchback before then…the struggle of getting an infant car seat in and out of a bug is real.
The bug checked out pretty well. I was relieved and got an offer that both the buyer and I were very comfortable with. What had become the first car I purchased with my own money was now going to a new family.
I made my way to CCHS to drop off a present for my long term substitute (who is ironically expecting her own son in July). After seeing one of my favorite groups of students and wreaking havoc in the hallways with my rockstar son, Bennett and I headed to the annual exceptional ed pic-nic. This was particularly sentimental for me because I was so incredibly honored to introduce my son to two of my favorite gals: Sarai and Layly. Both of these girls unfortunately aged out of school this year and are onto the working world. Both of them are so very special to me and I hope that my son possesses even a fraction of the joy that these two have.
|Layly, Sarai, Me, and B|
Bennett and I were going to go to the spring game, but both of us were EXHAUSTED after a long day and went right to sleep after dinner.
|Right after we finished!|
|Sweet friend Tonya|
|Puppy, Ab, Branca, Lirette, Me, Kaspar (and B)|
After the race, we headed back home and Steven went around town running errands and trying to surprise me for Sunday. We got ready to go to a dear friend’s birthday party and we got to meet up with my very best friend in the world and her husband and they got to meet Bennett for the first time. This is something I have thought about, talked about, and dreamed about since we were 9 years old!
|Bennett, Hilary, and Me|
Steven and I laugh about what constitutes a great night out now…we made it until 7:45 before we had to go home to put the little man to bed (not to mention he needed to be toweled off after his first public puking…oye vey). Still, the night was so rich with wonderful friends.
|Mother-in-law, me, and Mom!|
|Roses and cards|
|New eternity band|
|Bye bye buggie! You were a great car!|
After the sale, we went to There in Brookhaven which I highly recommend for a celebratory beer. We listened to the brunch jazz band and enjoyed the afternoon with the little guy. Even though B celebrated by…ehem…pooping all over my dress…I was so deliriously happy to have him with us! I am so thankful for this little guy who made me a mommy!
|Mommy’s favorite little gift|