Happy Mutha's Day


Sending Happy Mother's Day wishes to all the moms out there. And, if you're longing to be a mom or are missing your mom today, please know that I am thinking of you, too.

My sweet little boy is now at the age where the homemade gifts are starting to flow. And I adore them...more than I can say. This little masterpiece is hanging in the window above the sink so I can admire it several times a day. *swoon*

I decided I'd like to have an early Mother's Day dinner out on Saturday night. I'm not much into juggling the crowds on Mother's Day with a squirmy and not-so-patient 3 year old.

So we had a delicious dinner last night at one of my favorite restaurants, J Alexander's.

The sweet little boy who came into our life and made me a Mom was in rare form. Most of the pictures we took included a funny face. He had a 3 1/2 hour nap so he was in a good mood. (thank the Lord so I could eat my salad in relative peace)

And he also got a haircut for the occasion.... Grandma Eva...this photo is for you.

At age 3 1/2 my sweet little boy still couldn't quite grasp the whole Mother's Day thing. He thought it was a birthday. His birthday to be exact. And he also kept waiting and waiting for his Mother's Day surprise, by asking, "Is is my Mutha's Day yet Mom?"

I was also explaining to him that, because of him, I am a Mom. And he said, "Yeah, without me you wudden't have turned into a mom. You'd just be a big 'ole Dad."

After dinner we headed to Nordstrom for a little gift shopping.

Since we just happened to enter the store at the shoe department (funny how that happens), these little beauties just called my name.

Next in my bag was this luscious new fragrance. I discovered it via a sample in the Nordstrom mailer and thought it would be a perfect new spritzer for summer.

And finally, I'm really looking forward to reading this book. I went to Iowa State in Ames, Iowa and continued living/working there after graduation for a total of 10 years.

I hope your day was special and full of memories, too.


Susan :

Love the pictures. Happy Mutha's Day, Jill. Nice "treats"!!!

Boo and Hooties Mom :

Looks like you had a great night! Happy Mother's Day....I'm glad you're back!!:)

Preppy Pink Crocodile :

Oooh- fun prezzies!! I love the big ole dad comment. Too funny!

Pink Martini :

Oh so precious! Your little guy is soooo cute and reminds me of mine when they were little with the perfect traditional boys' hair cut. Love it. The shoes are terrifc. They are on my list for my birthday next month. What a lovely evening you had. So glad you did!


Pink in a sea of blue :

Love the shoes! Happy Mother's Day to you, too! Love those pics with your son!

justabeachkat :

Where is your baby boy? He's definitely not a baby anymore! So handsome too. Great photos of the two of you.

Happy Mother's Day sweet friend!

Belle (from Life of a...) :

Happy Mother's Day!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoes!

Pink Martini :

I know I already left a comment but I have to tell you we had my mother-in-law over for dinner tonight and for a joke my husband drew an outline of his hand on a piece of paper and wrote something about 'giving a hand to a wonderful mom'. When she returned home she actually called to say she had forgotten it and to save it for her. He is 53!!! I guess a mother always loves what her children make. :)

melissa :

Oh, how I miss all my handmade school projects from my boys!
Love all you mother's day gifts ... a belated happy one from me!


Tina Leigh :

Just a big ole dad huh!!! LOL!!! I love kids at that age and the way they see things! Glad you had a nice day out.

So are you in this book? LOL!

Annie :

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

Holly :

What a handsome and beautiful pair you and your son make. Glad you had such a nice Mother's Day.

His handprint plate is so sweet!

Doreen :

Awww your Son is so precious! I work in a Special ED School with Pre-K in the morning (3-5 yr olds)and then in the afternoon there--I work with the Middle Schoolers. The little ones are sooo cute! The things they say and make for the ones that they live with--they're just amazing lil people! :)

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