Monday, May 21, 2007

Mothers Day Extraordinaire!!!

Quick note:
KJ's bday party pictures will be coming soon, but because I'm a little behind on blogging, I wanted to start with Mothers' Day...

My first mothers day could not have been better. RRL, KJ and I went to San Antonio for the weekend. I loved getting to spend some quality time with my family. We have been running 100 directions lately, so I could not have asked for a better gift than getting out of town together. We laughed and played, visited family, went to church together, and enjoyed Sea World. KJ was an angel all weekend- as if he knew it was a special time. RRL, as always, treated me like royalty and made me feel so special. I'm a lucky gal.

I've been so blessed by my own mother, mother-in-law, grandmothers and so many others who are motherly role-models to me. All of the mothers that are dearest to me, especially the one I call "Momma", are amazing women of faith, they are tender and kind, they are wise, they are humble and they are gracious with their gifts. It is strange to even think about lumping myself in the same "Mommy" category as those heroes in my life. Certainly I could not be old enough or wise enough to be any one's Mother. Anyone else struggle with this? Yet, on Mothers day, there were two pretty stinkin' terrific guys that honored me as the Mommy in our house. I don't think I've ever been awarded a role that came with as many rewards as this one does.

That said, here are a few of my favorite photos from the weekend:

On the way to SA, we enjoyed spending some great time with one of RRL's cousins and her family. KJ had so much fun with his cousin LJS. He has very few boy cousins so it was really fun to watch them do "boy" things together. They played with the football, checked-out the puppy, laughed and played.

We definitely had to wipe down the glass on this tank after KJ finished with it...he loved banging on the fish!

Mommy and KJ getting a Mothers' Day Photo!

Our little navigator.

Sea World is hard work!

First swim...KJ loved the water- no surprise.


Elisa said...

Let's hear it for vacations! I'm a big Sea World fan, as is KJ, obviously. Looks like you had lots of fun. Such a cute family! Although it may be hard to comprehend what motherhood means, I have no doubt that KJ is blessed by having the mommy he does.

Karen said...

Say, whose grandson is that anyway?
Love to all