First of all, let me start off by saying I am so blessed to have such a smart, amazing, beautiful daughter. I thank God for her every night. I am so lucky and blessed to be a mama.

Ok, so after I woke up at the butt crack of dawn to go to the grocery store to get what I needed for Mother’s Day brunch with my in-laws (I spent Saturday with my mama) I came home to a clean house, courtesy of my husband. (this itself was a big enough present for me) Then my daughter went and got the presents she made for me and the present her and daddy picked out.

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Little one made me a stepping stone, with the help of my mom, to go in my garden (last year she made me one that was the shape of a frog). She also made me a bracelet that said “I Love You Mom”. My mom told her she had to hide it so she hid the bracelet under her dresser in her room. I had no idea. I got a Hallmark hand-print card that she wrote her own name in and wrote MOM. (She’s only 3 1/2) Also, my mom and Em picked out a shirt that said “World’s Best Mom”. Not really sure I hold that title, but I’ll take it. Then Em and daddy picked out a Memory Book at Hallmark. I get to put pictures in it with her and record our voices with the pictures. (This will hold very special memories for me and I can’t wait to get started)

After I got to open my parade of gifts, it was time to get cooking and putting all the goodies out on the table. The menu? Croissants, bacon (turkey and regular), fresh fruit, mixture of muffins and Mickey Mouse cookies. Thank goodness I made enough food because 10 minutes to the in-laws arrival my husband got a call from his brother saying him and his girlfriend were coming by as well. I don’t mind, I love them both, I am just a planner and when plans change at the last minute my head comes close to exploding.

So we ate and talked. Em was in love with the fact that her Uncle’s girlfriend was there. She just adores her, and the feeling seems to be mutual. Now came the second round of gifts. My mother-in-law opened her gift first, and then it was my turn. When I began to unwrap my gift (with the help of Em of course) all I could see was neon green. I’m thinking to myself, what did she get me that is neon green. When it was all unwrapped, this is what I got:

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Matching family, neon green shirts for our trip to Disneyland later this week. I couldn’t help but laugh, neither could everyone else. She put a lot of work into these shirts, so naturally we have to wear them a take a picture for her. My husband is so not thrilled with this, which makes it all the more funnier. Yep, we are going to be THAT family. I told my husband that at least we won’t lose each other in a crowd. (He still didn’t find this amusing). My brother-in-laws girlfriend was laughing, saying that if we were going to wear these we had to go all out, Mickey gloves, mouse ears, the works. Hell yeah! I’ll have to see what I can get my hubs to do. I’m down to look like a fool. I will be sure to post pics on my return home. I figure this can’t be any worse than what my mom had our family wear when I was 6 or 7 years old (Girls had pink, boys had blue, both had a pig’s face on the front and pig’s butt on the back). Neon green, I can handle. I have been prepared. 

So, I hope all of your Mother’s Days were as wonderful and amusing as mine.

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