Mother’s Day 2020

img_0333Happy Mother’s Day, friends! This is definitely one to remember, that’s for sure. We had a quiet day, kicked off with a Zoom call to sing Happy Birthday to my father-in-law and wish my mother-in-law a Happy Mother’s Day. Then we had a yummy brunch and just relaxed for a bit. Later, we picked up some takeout for dinner from a local spot — I had a stuffed haddock that has me combing the web for recipes because it was just THAT good. I don’t usually go for rice but with newburg sauce, it was magical.

The girls presented me with the sweetest handmade cards and Brian made a NY-style crumb cake, by request. I was especially touched that Emilia made a point to make sure Brian picked up the insulated tumbler I mentioned weeks ago and had already forgotten about since we aren’t hitting Target regularly. I was so touched that she insisted on getting me that. Now I can bring some wine with me when we take our evening walk!

Although the following isn’t from today, I wanted to share because looking back on these  makes me laugh so much. They’re not little for long, so while they are, I want to capture allll the cuteness. Here we go…

Emilia quiz by Mama (January 8, 2020}

What is something I say a lot?

– I love you

*What makes me happy?

Being outside in your garden

*What makes me sad?

When I climb on your piles of clothes.

I’m dying. I am so bad about folding laundry once it’s down from the line. 

*How tall am I?

Taller than dad.

*What’s my favorite thing to do?

Snuggle with me

*What is my favorite food?


*What is my favorite drink?


*If I could go anywhere, where would I go?


*What is my favorite TV show?

You read books


*What is my favorite music to listen to?

“Brave” by Sara Barielles

*What is my job?


[Oh man, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that was hard to hear. But it also helped me realize that she can only repeat what I reinforce. And what Brian reinforces. So we both need to make a better effort to talk about my contribution to our family because taking care of your family isn’t nothing.]

*How old am I?


*What’s my favorite color?

pink and green

*How much do you love me?

100 bags of coffee

*How do you know I love you?

You smile when you see me


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