For some reason, this year Mother’s Day weekend, felt a little different than past years. I felt much more like a mom this year than I ever have before. Yes, it’s technically my second (or third, depending on who counts) Mother’s Day, but for some reason, I feel much more deserving of the title this year. Maybe because I have a toddler who runs around and calls me mom? Maybe because I’m (as B calls it) 1,000 months pregnant?
Anyway, being a mom is HARD, but some weekends are just great. And this was one of those weekends. It was definitely a weekend where I loved being a mom!
The weekend started actually with Muffins with Mom at school. I got to stop by FW’s classroom on Friday morning before work for breakfast!
And it was a pretty gorgeous day, so after work that night B, FW and I went for a short walk around the neighborhood. FW loves running!
Saturday started with some flowers to celebrate Mother’s Day 🙂 Call me basic, but I will ALWAYS love a nice bouquet.
Saturday morning ALSO started with a 5k! There was a race starting a few blocks from our house, so we decided to do it. I haven’t done a race in FOREVER and I knew it was going to be a lot of walking and VERY slow running, but I’m so glad we did it. (Disclosure – B pushed FW in the stroller while I ran)
FW’s favorite part was likely the muffins afterwards 🙂
After the race, we walked back to the house and did some baking! FW helped mix things up.
These were the “muffins” we made. The recipe was for muffins but I’m not too sure what makes these muffins and not cupcakes …
And then, FW decided he was tired and wanted to nap. On me! It’s been a while, and it was actually kind of a nice way to spend an hour.
Later that afternoon, we went to the West Side Market to pick up some groceries.
And then Rising Star for some coffee. FW enjoyed his chocolate milk 🙂
And then B made us pizza for dinner! We haven’t had homemade pizza in FOREVER and it was a nice change.
Sunday morning, FW didn’t wake up until around 8 – which was a great Mother’s Day gift! After he woke up, B and FW took a trip to get me a Mother’s Day specialty – a cassata cake doughnut. These are some of the only doughnuts I really enjoy and it’s mainly because of the quantity of frosting and cream.
After breakfast (doughnut and some fruit/yogurt per my request), we took a long walk. More than four miles while FW slept in the stroller.
We saw some geese and baby geese on the walk – it was a cute thing to see especially on Mother’s Day!
And then, FW got to spend some time at the nearby playground.
For dinner, we joined B’s family per our Sunday night tradition. B ended up making the whole family dinner and it was delicious – we had two different types of fish, grilled eggplant and an arugula salad.
Baking, a race, a long walk and cassata cake doughnut – for me, that is the perfect Mother’s Day weekend!
Some questions for you:
- Do you like doughnuts? What kind?
- What makes something a muffin vs. a cupcake?