Monday, May 9, 2011

Kentucky Derby & Mother's Day at the Zoo

Before I get into how our weekend went, I have to say how proud and sentimental I was last week when we took Katherine to sign up for Kindergarten. Even though all we did was fill out the paperwork, she was so excited to see her new school and even didn't want to leave. She was sad when it was time to go, now if we can keep up that attitude for the next 13 years. Also that day we got the invite to her pre-school graduation, my baby is growing up so fast. She is an amazing person. Saturday we had a soccer game, Katherine wasn't much into it this week. Matt's parents came, then after the game we took his mom & dad out to eat for Mother's Day. Both the kids did great at the restaurant. After lunch, Katherine and I fixed our hats for the hat contest for the Kentucky Derby party we were going to. We won for the most "creative". At the party, they had lots of great food, drinks, and the kids got to play in the kiddie pool and swing set. Katherine was proud of our hats, even though we were the only ones that made silly ones, the other ladies had on real derby type hats.. I don't own anything like that, and it was more fun to make one with Katherine anyways. We had a nice time at the party mingling with friends, the kids were sad when it was time to leave, but it was almost their bedtime.. AND MINE!Sunday I awoke to nice cards and gifts from the children and Matt. Katherine really wanted to "take me" somewhere for Mother's Day, so went to the zoo. It was a nice time looking at all the fish, birds, giraffes, monkeys, lions, but the highlight for both children was watching the elephants take a bath. The kids of course love the children's area with a playground and petting zoo. Colin did have a break down when we had to get off the carrousel, he loves those so much! We had to pass by it a second time and he was MAD we were not getting back on it. After about 4 hours, it was getting pretty hot, and everybody was getting hungry, so we left the zoo and ate lunch. After lunch, we turned on the sprinkler in the backyard and lets the kids play in the swimsuits, while I attempted to work on a tan. Matt made chicken fajitas for dinner, yummy. It was a great Mother's Day spent with my wonderful kids and amazing husband. I am so lucky to have them. The only thing missing was getting to see my mom, they are still off traveling, not sure when we will get to see them next.


SunSonSunshine said...

What wonderful hats...I am sure Katherine is still wearing hers. Looks like it was a great day at the zoo and what better why than to spend mother's day than with the family. I missed seeing my kids and also sharing it with my mother, felt a bit lost. And don't worry we will be back to catch up on all the love and hugs.

Elaine said...

Those hats are awesome! Yall are such fun and great parents. I'm pround to call you my friends...even if we don't ever see each other.