Aaaaah Mother’s Day. It has been a bit of a mixed bag for me over the past decade, but the last two have really come through with the goods, and all from very simple pleasures. Last year was really amazing and special and ended up being very healing for me. This year, we had a few loose plans in play, and it was all just what I wanted and needed. It started with another beautiful breakfast in bed of pancakes with ice cream and coffee, as well as hand-made cards and gifts.
Marty was with us for some of the weekend and offered to help in the morning but the kids had it covered. So special. We were then trying to decide what to do – the beach was too cold and windy, and rain was forecast, so we ended up heading to a playground at Newport that the kids had been to last weekend with Gran and Grumpy while I was away. They were very excited to head back there, and we spent over two hours there, even through the rain! (The first photo, at the top of the post, is from the playground as well.)
There was hardly anyone there, as the weather wasn’t great, but we had shelter and snacks and the kids had a blast which meant an easy morning for us! We headed back home, dropping Quinn off at Gran and Grumpy’s on the way to help with the food prep, and just hung out until it was time to go over for a late lunch after 2.
We were treated to delicious food and yummy wine and amazing dessert, as always, and I was happy to let the kids watch TV for the afternoon while we had adult conversation! Such a treat. I bought this shirt an an op-shop at the Sunny Coast last weekend, and it was perfect for the occasion 🙂 It’s also my new favourite shirt!
So yeah, honestly could not ask for more. Surrounded by people I love, I felt so cared for and loved in return. It was nothing huge and outrageous, just simple, and full of love in the quiet moments. As always, I feel so blessed to be surrounded by beautiful mums who love and support each other and build each other up and have each other’s backs. What a journey it continues to be.