First, the Breakfast
The menu had all of my favorites –
- French Toast using fancy bread – My favorite breakfast food on the planet
- Bacon (again a big fan!)
- Homemade chocolate-covered strawberries (is Maddie great or what?! chocolate for breakfast!)
- Coffee (an absolute must!)
Second, the Cards
Amazing Cleaning Powers
May contain traces of TLC
Removes unwanted smears and smudges
The inside of the card is irrelevant – I love this card because I have given my multiple children multiple spit bathes much to their dismay! It has slowed down now that 2 out of 3 are taller than I am. Hey, if they want to walk around with stuff on their faces, then so be it! I’m not going to tackle these people now just to keep’em clean.
Next, the gifts
Do you remember my post on March 19th – “My Cooking Mojo is Slipping Away”? In it, I described the day of kitchen woe when I set my Wolfgang Puck 3-quart sauce pan on fire. I have missed that pan! I didn’t realize how much I used it until it was gone :(. Since the demise of my pan, I have been scouring the internet looking for another pan to replace it. Well, I have discovered that in order to replace my pan with an exact WP original, I would have to buy a whole brand new set of Wolfgang Puck pans! What?! I can’t buy just one pan? What a racket!!
I had resigned myself to a cooking life without a 3-quart sauce pan – I would just have to put on my big girl panties and deal! BUT. . . .. . .
Guess what I got for Mother’s Day today? A 3-quart sauce pan! They (I know it was my Rachie’s idea!) found one that could be purchased separately without putting us in the poor house! Emeril is my new “go-to” guy!
Now, for the Mother’s Day Book – my husband started this really great thing for me. He bought a blank journal and has had each of the kids write something in it each year for Mother’s Day. He started this tradition on Mother’s Day 2004 when Rachel was 10, Maddie was 7 and Jack was 4. It is a time capsule of my kids and I LOVE it.
Jack’s entry into the book this year
Roses are Red,
Violets are Blue,
Nobody here dislikes you!
It’s true, [even, Jasper!]
Hmmmmm …… that’s sweet, right?!?
Here is Jack’s other poem to commemorate my special day (he was very TS Eliot for this Mother’s Day!):
If You Give My Mom Some Coffee
by Jack Engledow
If you give my mom some coffee, she’ll want a peanut butter bagel to go with it.
When she eats the bagel, it’ll remind her she needs to make pancakes for everyone this morning because she’s thinking about breakfast.
When she is getting all of the stuff ready, she realizes she needs pancake mix, so she goes to the store.
When she’s at the store, it’ll remind her she needs food for Monday’s lunches, so she gets the food because she’s thinking about food.
While getting the food, she remembers she ate the last bagel so she gets some bagels for breakfast tomorrow.
Getting the bagels, it makes her really want some coffee, so when she’s done buying everything, she’ll go home and get a cup of coffee.
Chances are …
Drinking the cup of coffee, she’ll want a peanut butter bagel.
I do like coffee and peanut butter bagels! Again, sweet, right?! (However, I do seem to be preoccupied with food in this poem).
I know some mom’s don’t always quite get what they think they want out of Mother’s Day, but I have to say that I feel really lucky to have a husband and kids that pay attention and know what brings me joy on this special day.
In this post, I have to give a shout out to my baby girl who is 16 years old today and has to share this day with her MOM! Happy 16th birthday, Rachel!!