Post by erinshelley21 on May 9, 2017 8:22:53 GMT -5
I'll be spending my day mothering. DH works and his coworker took the day off already so he can't have it off. DS is spending the night with my mom Saturday so when I go pick him up I'll probably take my mom out to lunch or early dinner depending on when the pick up happens. DH is taking me on a date to the place of my choosing. I don't foresee any gifts for me to open and that's fine. We have been overspending lately and it makes me nervous. I'll take my mom to lunch. Not sure what we'll do for MIL, SMIL and the bonus family mom. Cards probably.
I want breakfast and a mimosa! I asked for a new necklace with both kids initials on it. MH said he ordered a gift. We had a busy last couple of weeks so I am sure it will be late but that's ok. I also always get a picture frame with the current foot print of Clara and some pictures of us. So expect this and a new one started with T! For our Mom's I got a reusable bag wit a picture of Clara and T on it! We aren't near them so we will just FaceTime
H told me to send him a link to something I wanted, preferably available with Prime. Gift giving isnt his forte and neither of us is sentimental (we have to look at a pillow someone gave us with our wedding date to remember what our anniversary is). He'll be out of town at a graduation ceremony for a family member, so I'll be celebrating by chasing a toddler and feeding the baby.
I found cute salt n pepper shakers for my Mom that match the new house that they are building. I'll also get her some nice flowers.
Probably not much. Hopefully H remembers to have cards from the kids. He's very thoughtful, just never follows through or buys things in a timely fashion. So I'm not expecting much. Then we'll probably grill, since the weather is supposed to be nice.
Not sure what I'll do with my mom. If E is taking a bottle good by the weekend, I may try to take her to lunch - but we'll see.
DH wanted to get me a necklace with C's birthstone but I'd prefer a stacking ring. I found an option but couldn't commit to it. I do know he got a card. We bought both Moms a grandmother charm & card. I found a card for MIL that folds out into a "bouquet."
I think we decided Mother's Day will be "mine" and DW will have Father's Day. I want to order some pictures and maybe finally buy a photo book. So far I have made one for every year but they are all still on shutterfly waiting to be bought. My wife will probably have the girls make me some cards.
My mom is no longer with us but for MIL I'm thinking a mug or something with the kids pictures on it.
We didn't normally do gifts, but decided since this year is our first mother's/father's fay, we're doing gifts. Mine isn't a surprise...h decided to get me a ring with C's birthstone. We picked out a few, and he pulled the trigger on one.
For our moms, we ordered some stuff with C's newborn pictures.
We're going to our hometown for the weekend and a few more days so we'll actually see our moms on mother's day. I ordered different photo gifts for each of them and will give cards. For each other DH and I usually do cards and a small gift like chocolate to acknowledge the day. The sweet message in the card means more to me than a gift could.
I want to get a ring with the kids' birth stones in it, but H doesn't know I want that, so..... probably not this year lol. Honestly, if he just expresses lots of appreciation for the shit I have done, then I will feel good about it. TELL ME I'M PRETTY!! I am a 'words of affirmation' person. Oh, also I want to sleep in.
We usually just call his mom on the phone. I might text my mom. IDK yet.
I had big plans to order some things with L's photo on them for the grandmas, but it's so friggin expensive for even the simplest things. I told H we should invite them both over for a "cocktail hour". H is really good at making drinks, and they love it when he makes them something special. My Mom drinks dirty martinis and his mom loves bloody mary's.
As for me... I don't know! H mentioned it that Mother's Day was coming so I imagine he might get flowers or something? cosmicav I want to sleep in too...maybe I'll just ask for him to take L when he wakes up in the morning which is usually 5-6am. H is NOT a morning person, that will be hard for him.
Post by erinshelley21 on May 10, 2017 6:13:19 GMT -5
mosdub I've been wanting my H to do a motn wake up for get up with the kids in the morning but I'm hesitant to do it because he'll either get grumpy or take a long nap. One day those outcomes will seem worth it to me I think but not yet.
My mom is staying over Friday night because h is going to a golf thing. So we will do brunch sat probably. I'm making cards with both kids footprints and I think I'll get my mom a bath bomb and nice water bottle (we were talking about that)
We're going to be at a friends wedding in NY. My parents are coming to meet us there to watch the kids then we're going to make the trek to Maine to visit relatives before coming back west. So I'll get to be with my mom and my kiddos which is awesome. I got mom a digital picture frame you can email photos to so we can send her pics all the time And DH got me a beautiful necklace with E's birthstone for my first Mother's Day as a total surprise (he's not always the best at gifts so I was super impressed). He knows I'm hoping for something similarly awesome for my first Mother's Day with 2...maybe something with his birthstone - I have the necklace for hers and he got me a beautiful ring for my bday last year so maybe a bracelet or earrings this time? Fingers crossed he remembers but I won't blame him if he doesn't since we'll be across the country and all. Oh and I don't know about MIL. I try to leave that up to DH but I'll prob end up doing something little for her from the kids bc I feel guilty when he doesn't do anything
elsmom - I'm not sure if you've used the digital frames before, but we got digital picture frames (Nixplay) for my parents, in-laws, and grandparents for Christmas and we love them. It is super easy to upload the pictures and for relatives not on social media they still get to see pictures of the kids.
Post by erinshelley21 on May 12, 2017 8:03:25 GMT -5
Mother's Day happened for me yesterday. DH got me flowers and a nice wooden sign for our room and then the gift from the kids was a gift card for Dicks Sporting Goods for me to buy myself some new workout clothes since I started exercising again this week.
DS told DH that a gift card was not a present lol. I asked him what they should have gotten me instead and he said "not a bag present" since DH put it in a tiny gift bag.
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