Mother’s Day

My Mother’s Day weekend was delightful! It was full of flowers, yummy food, a pedicure, and art. My family lavished attention on me and we were able to do things I really enjoy.

Lucas at the Nursery

Like take a trip to Capital Nursery to buy roses for me and Mother’s Day presents for my mom and Ian’s mom.

"Starry Nights" Clematis

Of course, I had to drool over the selection of clematis vines. Must have one soon, but how do I choose?


Here is one of the roses we came home with; it’s called “Daybreak.” I’ve really been wanting an apricot rose! I got three other new roses: a pink one called “Passionate Kisses,” a second “Hot Cocoa,” and a violet rose called “Wile Blue Yonder.”  We bought my mother a yellow rose called “Monkey Business” and bought Ian’s mom a lovely hanging fuschia with pink and red flowers for her shady patio. Fuschia flowers always make me think of little ballerinas.

Ian Planting My Mother's Day Roses

Then my sweet hubby planted my roses for me, after I picked out where they should go. Poor Ian! He used to think he’d never have a yard so he’d never have to do yard work. Then he met me.

Asher Climbing the Slide

Asher practiced some new skills, like climbing up the slide. He mentioned something about one of the other boys at preschool doing it…. Lucas played with his new tennis racket and fetched mishit balls from the neighbor’s yard. We weeded and planted vinca and red and pink iceplant in the troublesome spot in our front yard flowerbed in the hopes that it will hug into the little hillside and make it prettier.

We also did a fun art project that I’ll write about later.

Raindrops fell just as we were finishing up the gardening so we all went for a dip in the hot tub in the rain. It might have been peaceful and romantic if not for all the water monkeys splashing around! Ian painted my toes for me while I read a magazine and drank a cocktail. Bliss! Then we went visiting, to deliver our Mother’s Day gifts to our moms.

So you see how well I am treated, how well I am mothered?

To all the people in my life who have mothered me, inspired me, challenged me, picked me up after I failed, taught me to take good care of myself and others, who modeled self-worth, strength, and courage, who are dedicated to their own ideals and pursuits of happiness, health, and making the world a better place, who have taken care of those I love—I honor you and THANK YOU. Mothering is a calling, a practice, a crucible, and a responsibility, and we all do it—female or male, with children of our bodies or without. It’s an expression of our humanity.

I hope your Mother’s Day was as lovely as mine!

5 Responses to “Mother’s Day”

  • Elisa Rios
    May 10, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Hello there!! I’m so glad you had such a wonderful day!!
    I’ll think of the pedicure idea for next mothers day!!
    You surely deserve it all for being such a great mother to your two boys!!
    Love to you


  • Hilary
    May 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    What an excellent and soul-satisfying day! You truly deserve it, my dear! Here’s to more days like this ~ CHEERS!


  • Sara
    May 17, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Thank you for stopping by here, Elisa! And for the warm wishes. I hope your Mother’s Day was lovely for you, too!


  • MIchelle
    May 22, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Your garden looks wonderful. My mothers day present was also a trip to the nursery where we picked out an apple tree and my husband dug the hole for me! Your comment about Ian never expecting to have a yard made me laugh. I think my husband can sympathize.


  • Sara
    May 23, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Thanks! It’s been a long time in the making. I hope your apple tree grows strong and well!


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