Mother's Day 2015...

We have some fun and special traditions we started on Mother's Day weekend.  My mom always told me growing up that you can safely plant flowers and gardens mother's day weekend.  So we head to Goode's greenhouse to gather up veggies to plant in the garden.  This year we chose about 6 tomato plants, 2 green pepper plants, 4 broccoli plants, and onions.  We since have added a head of lettuce and celery as a science experiment (did you know if you take the bases, soak them in water, they will regrow...once they have leaves, you can plant them in your garden!).  

After the greenhouse, we headed to Menard's to grab some flowers, a hanging basket and all the dirt.  Then we rewarded ourselves with a trip to the Waterfront Restaurant in Ankeny.   It's a yummy place with a nice outdoor space and I love to eat outside!  We had sushi, which I had a huge hankering for.  You can't beat lunch outside, having something you are craving with all your sweeties!  It was the best way to celebrate.

After our bellies were full, we headed home and worked together as family doing all the planting.  We were all tuckered out by the end of the day!  Unfortunately, a quick cold snap nearly meant disaster for our hard work but everything mostly perked back to life.  My mom rescued the impatience that did not make it in the front yard and re-planted some flowers on a recent trip (I cannot bend over that well anymore!).

Lunch with the people that call me Mom! 
(and the one that will soon cry out for mom ;)
...and our delicious mouth watering spread :)

I love that I get to be a mom.  I have always dreamed of getting to have babies of my own and I love that Scott works so hard and allows me to be home with the munchkins.  We have our hard days of discipline and consistency but there are a lot of tiny rewards along the way in the form of hugs, kisses, snuggles, I love yous and the fruits of the training.  I am a blessed mommy, that's for sure.  The kids and Scott got me a much needed pedicure since I can't paint my own toes and Vera and I enjoyed a mommy and me date to get them done.  She is hooked and can't wait for her next mani/pedi for Auntie Ellen's wedding!