Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

This Mother's Day, we decided to have a picnic for lunch at a local park. Sadly, the weather here in the Antelope Valley was not cooperating. It was extremely windy {which was good for flying a kite!} and cold. Once everyone arrived at the park. We let the kids run around and play some soccer. We then decided to move all the food & party to our house. {It was only 1 block away.}
We set all the food out on the counter and then dug in! The kids ate and then played in Logan's playroom. The grandkids have so fun when they get together. {They also cause a HUGE mess!} We then chit-chatted and had Carrie open her gifts. The day was capped with some yellow cake cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
I love being a mother to Logan. It means a lot that we are recognized for all the hard work that we put into our children. I look forward to having more children soon and sharing this day with them. I love my mother {& mother-in-law}! I miss my mother every day & I appreciate all of the work that she did for raising us 6 kids.
***A brief history on Mother's Day: In 1985, Ann Reeves Jarvis organized a Mother's Day Work Club in West Virginia to raise awareness of high infant mortality rate and to improve the un-sanitary conditions of delivery. In 1905, Ann died on the second Sunday of May. To recognize her mother, Anna Jarvis {one of only 4 out of 13 children that Ann gave birth to whom survived to adulthood} organized a ceremony in honor her mother. It was held on the second Sunday in May and white carnations were handed out to all mothers. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson makes Mother's Day a national holiday and is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

1 comment:

Christine said...

Glad you enjoyed a Happy Mother's Day!!!