A couple of days ago in line at the grocery store, there was young mom behind me with two beautiful one and two year old boys in her cart (that was also loaded with groceries). She said "No one tells you how hard this job is." Big smile. It does get easier but you never stop loving and worrying. Still, being a mother is the best thing I have ever done. And it makes me appreciate my mother every single day.
Happy Mother's Day to all you moms (including my wonderful mother-in-law) and to you mothers of precious pets.
Speaking of which, Chief turned two on Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo and he got to pick out a couple of toys.
On Wednesday, I made this hearty salad: butter lettuce, shaved Parmesan, home-made croutons (French bread cubes drizzled with good olive oil and pepper and baked), ripe tomatoes and edamame (frozen and thawed from Trader's Joes). I also made a lemon vinaigrette with the juice and zest from one lemon, three tablespoons of olive oil and a teaspoon of Dijon mustard and sea salt and pepper). You can make more salad dressing and save it in the fridge.On Thursday, I presented family room and powder room plan options for family of boys.
And stopped into Pottery Barn Teens...I like this shelving unit. Wouldn't it also be great in a laundry room or walk in pantry?
Then, I ran into West Elm and bought this runner
...I'm using more white for Spring and Summer.
I'm always switching this vignette around in the foyer.
My children are far away this Mother's Day--but look at this sweet gift they sent...
Thanks you guys!
Coming up next: What I learned at "The Art of Flower Arranging" class I took yesterday! So cool! I will never arrange flowers the same way again.
Have a great Mother's Day!