Bubbles everywhere!

Noah got a special package from his Aunt Connie with a very fun Gymboree bubble maker.  He LOVES this thing!  It’s actually a little curious what the bubbles are made of to make them hang around so long (we found bubbles the next day!)

Bubbles!

Bubbles!

 

I think I can get it!

I think I can get it!

 

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Thanks Aunt Connie!  Hope to see you soon!

King of the mountain!

Noah has been climbing up on chairs lately, and while he understands that he needs to “sit on his bottom”, sometimes he chooses not to…

Climbing up

Climbing up

 

King of the mountain!

King of the mountain!

 

Sitting down like a good boy

Sitting down like a good boy

 

No, standing is WAY more fun!

No, standing is WAY more fun!

Happy Mother’s Day!!

I don’t think Mother’s Day could get any better!  I really feel so blessed! I woke up this morning to the smell of beautiful lilies, and Noah and Greg took me to breakfast at one of our favorite places – Chateau Elan.  My favorite part – the cheese blintzes with raspberry sauce :)

Did you know it's Mommy's Day???

Did you know it's Mommy's Day???

 

Ready for the buffet!

Ready for the buffet!

(Noah ate a lot of fruit, and loved the belgian waffles!)

After breakfast, we went for a walk through the gardens behind the hotel.  It was such a beautiful spring day!

After breakfast - out in the gardens

After breakfast - out in the gardens

 

Noah just wants to run...

Noah just wants to run...

 

Mr. Independent (he refused to let me hold his hand!)

Mr. Independent (he refused to let me hold his hand!)

 

Here I go!

Here I go!

 And back indoors…

Running through the hotel

Running through the hotel

 

These stairs are much bigger than the ones at home!

These stairs are much bigger than the ones at home!

 Later we went to a park/playground to burn off some of that energy.  Noah loves the swings here…

Noah's favorite swing

Noah's favorite swing

 

Digging in the sand with Daddy

Digging in the sand with Daddy

 And back home, I got to see my big surprise that Noah and Daddy had been working on.  Noah decorated a canvas bag (obviously with the help of Daddy), complete with handprints.  I got a big bag of M&Ms (who knows me well??), a McDonald’s gift certificate for the McGriddles I’ve been craving and a beautiful potted Dahlia plant.  Who’s a lucky mommy?

Mommy's present from Noah (he's just trying to play with the dirt!)
Mommy’s present from Noah (he’s just trying to play with the dirt!)

I hope every other Mother was able to feel as special as I did today.  Thank you!