Happy Mother's Day! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day in spite of the circumstances we are all living under now. It takes a lot more creativity to make holidays special when most of us are still under quarantine, doesn't it? It kind of reminds me of the "olden days" when more thought and effort went into a gift instead of money. I know in our house, we all put our heads together to try and make the day special and meaningful. We were hoping for nice weather so we could go to a state park, but unfortunately a cold front moved in so we decided to stay home and do some fun activities instead.
Our day began with an amazing breakfast made by my husband. He is the KING of French Toast! I tell you, no one can make French Toast better than my husband. So for my Mother's Day gift I requested French Toast with strawberries and whipped cream for breakfast. Now, I'm normally a Keto/Low Carb/No Sugar kind of gal but hey, it's not only a holiday but it's the apocalypse as well so why not splurge?
Alethea has never had French Toast before so this was a treat for her as well. She did not know what to think when she saw my plate!
But she dug in and gave it a try and boy did she love it! She ate the whole thing!
The special treatment for the day didn't end with breakfast. My son-in-law did the dishes and I opened my gift from the kids. I was so happily surprised to see a pair of walking sticks to use on all the hiking adventures I take with my husband. I did sadly remark that I hope someday again I will be able to use those walking sticks and we won't be imprisoned forever.
My son also face timed me during this time. It was sad that he couldn't be with us, but it was nice to see his face on a screen at least. Hopefully we will be able to be with him soon.
My granddaughter Alethea requested a tea party for Mother's Day so I purchased some pretty treats, and brought in some cut tulips from my garden.
Just like Easter, we all got dressed up in our pretty dresses even though we didn't go anywhere. We made paper crowns out of glitter paper and jewels.
Since Alethea had the prettiest dress of us all, we coordinated our outfits around her. I wore a blue/teal wrap dress from Stitch Fix and I added a white cardigan for warmth. I also designed my crown to match my dress! A Mother's Day crown must coordinate with her outfit, right? 🤣
We had a lot of gluten and sugar today, especially for people who don't normally have it in their normal diet.
I just love Alethea's dress! It's so gorgeous. We let her wear it most of the day, and I wore mine as well (except I put black leggings on underneath to stay warm!) since it was a special day. I kept my crown on all day too! I was queen for a day after all!
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