I love, love, love spring! The flowers, or more specifically the lilacs are blooming, the butterflies are out, beautiful evening walks and everyone is in a great mood. However for some reason my seasonal allergies are AWFUL this year. I constantly feel like i have a bad head cold with a sinus infection. Thank goodness I have a doctor appointment on tuesday.I feel like my head is a balloon ready to pop. Ugh! If anyone has allergies and suggestions on what they do to help, I am more than ready to listen.
Anyway because I have felt so lousy, my workout and evening walks are wearing me out. I am even behind on editing some photos for tv. Sunday we are having a party for Autumn. We are expecting a lot of people, which means a lot of cooking/baking. For anyone that follows my other blog, http://mommywhatsfordinner.wordpress.com/ there will be a lot of party food and appetizer recipes posted next week. I love coming up with new party food ideas and I have a few I am dying to try out. Don’t forget to go check them out.
Anyway, this post is all about Mother’s Day. I want to take a moment and wish all of you a happy belated Mother’s Day. I hope you all had a great day. Mine was pretty awesome. I woke up to Donnovan and Autumn cleaning the house. Then my son disappeared for a bit, but when he returned he gave me some beautiful tulips with a card. I was so surprised and touched. This was the first year he had gone and bought a gift all on his own with his own money.
I have to be honest, Donnovan is not like any other teenage boy (yes I am going to brag a bit here so bear with me) He is an amazing, amazing son! Since grade 1 he has been in the advance class and has made honor roll every year which means his GPA must be 90% or better. Since I graduated with honors I try to encourage my children to do the best they can to also excel in school. This year he actually has a 99%average in history. I didn’t even get a 99% as a final grade but he did. I cannot even begin to tell you how proud I was when his teacher called to say he was the first student to ever receive that mark as a final grade in his class. Donnovan is also very protective and respectful of me. He has never yelled, raised his voice at me. I know how truly lucky and fortunate I am to have him. I always tell him he is going to be a difference maker in this world and is a true shinning star that will only get brighter as long as he works hard and believes in himself. By no means is he perfect, but in my eyes he is pretty close to it. lol. Yes, I am so proud of him, as well as my other children.
Autumn gave me a beautiful, beautiful handmade card. I also received a gift card for Sephora (by far the best store out there, I love make up) as well as a gift card for a spa/hair day.
I really, really need my hair done. It is close to my waist and blonde and thick. I need something lighter for summer since the hot weather often triggers migraines for me. I think I will either get a facial or my nails done. I am so excited to go and get that.
My guy unfortunately had to work so I packed the kids up for a day outdoors. I absolutely love going for walks, but even this walk was longer than I had planned. We walked to the island park. Yes we actually have an island in our city. It is so beautiful and unique, but I wish our city would do more to take care of it before its too late. They insist on building so much on there that it takes away its natural beauty. The lake surrounding the park is becoming polluted. When I was little we had events with water skiing called the X Games. Plus in high school canoeing was part of gym class. All of that is now gone. It’s just not safe. It really, really makes me sad to think that this once beautiful staple of our town is being destroyed.
The kids had a great time playing and when all was said and done we probably walked a good 70 blocks. It was nice, but tiring as well.
It was a pretty great day, the only thing that would have made it better was if the whole family was together, but this was the next best thing and a day I will always remember and cherish. I hope all of you had a great day as well. As always I leave you with a quote.