Mother's Day!

My first Mother's Day as a mother of two! This time last year I was nine days away from meeting Reid and honestly, I don't even remember what we did to celebrate last year. I probably just took a nap and didn't cook dinner. ;) This Mother's Day was equally as low-key and that's exactly what I wanted. Deric always wants to get me a gift and every time I tell him to save (our) money, that all I want is to relax and not do any of the typical chores for the day. And that's what I did! We grilled out for lunch with Deric's parents and his aunt and uncle and it was a beautiful day, the first day that really felt like summer! That alone made me so happy.

Watching the boys play with Deric-- Jake running around after him and Reid either in his arms or asking to be picked up--made me so grateful for my family. Even though some days lately have felt incredibly long as I spend my time trying to keep Reid from falling into or off of *everything* while fielding so many questions from a curious four year old, I still love this phase of life and the chaos that is a natural part of it. And Deric is absolutely the best husband and father for us, so gracious to me when I need his help and so engaged with the boys.

Reid would *not* keep his hands of Jake and thankfully Jake thought it was hilarious, as we all did. You can see Deric pinning his hand down in the photo below. These three guys are the best people to spend my days with!

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