Sunday, May 11, 2008

I celebrated motherhood be evading my motherly responsibilities-- it was bliss!

This morning I came down the stairs and was greeted by my "relaxation kit" that Jeff put together: wine, Moonstruck chocolate truffles, a fashion magazine and a gorgeous bouquet.

 (This reminds me of the event that sealed the deal for my future with him:  he put together an evening for my benefit that entailed him setting me up with a nice dinner and wine at my house watching a DVD of a TV series I was hooked on, while he CLEANED MY APARTMENT for me.  No talking-- me just eating, drinking and watching while my environment was repaired, and then he drew me a bath before he left.  Sold.)  Anyway, back to today.  We had breakfast at a neighborhood place that does all the local, seasonal, organic etc. stuff and it was very nice, even though for some out-of-touch-with-the-demographic reason they don't have highchairs.  We made a huge effort to get to church, since we'd been unable to attend for about a month-- only to find that the church had gone on a retreat and no one was there.  So we walked around the neighborhood, found a guy selling some ceramics (we had a bought a couple of pieces from him before.) We bought another piece that I had seen a couple of months ago when it hadn't been fired yet, and had been hoping I'd be the lucky owner!  The picture doesn't really do it justice, but I love that it's an acorn squash.

 When we got home, Jeff and Amelia took naps while I put lots of plants in the garden and yard.  Other than that, I have done very little today.  In particular, I have not cooked, cleaned or changed any diapers!  I thoroughly enjoyed Amelia who was in rare, manic, form all day.  I don't know if she could sense there was something special about the day, but she was happy, exuberant, loud and hilarious all day long.  Most notable phrases: "Home, James!" and "Oh, YEAH!" repeated over and over again.

Right now she is in bed and Jeff is out picking up a free BBQ Grill I found on CL.  Very nice.  I feel appreciated, taken care of and happy that I get to be a mother.


Anonymous said...

Wow, he wins the contest for most thoughtful husband!!
Sounds like a wonderful day!!
Aunt G

Gretchen said...

Hi Ariana, what a pleasant Mothers Day. Mine was fairly relaxing although Anders screamed at me in the morning and tried to bite me numerous times throughout the day.... anyways, I'm glad that Amelia recognizes Anders. He is VERY fascinated with her and asks to see the "doodaloo" video regularly. That means any video with Amelia in it.
Hopefully we'll see you guys this summer. =)

annie said...

Happy Mothers Day, Ariana! Glad you had a nice day, with nice things and the people you love.
Way to go, Jeff!
You're too cute, Amelia!

ShackelMom said...

Well, I must say, you really married prince charming! And what is so nice is that he married a queen deserving of him, so it is perfect all the way around! Sounds like a lovely day, and it makes me very happy to imagine it!

Heidi said...

what a lovely day!