We aren't really celebrating Mothers Day today at our house. My mom is in Oregon, and my MIL is in Texas. And with my hubby gone until next week, we are postponing until then. My little guys don't quite get the concept yet since they are 3 and 2! Which is fine.
The wedding I did yesterday turned out FABULOUS! I couldn't have been happier, and the bride and her mom were equally pleased. The reception site was amazing, all the vendors did an exceptional job, and I could go on and on about the River Club, this is where the reception was. On the 35th floor, with floor to ceiling windows and a glorious view of downtown. The catering manager there really knows her stuff. Their staff is unmatched in the quality of service they provide for the bride, groom, and their guests. I did get some pics and will post them when I get a chance. There were only a few mishaps. The groom forgot his pants! How this happened I don't want to know, but they were mixed in with the girls dresses and the church was locked with no one to be found to open just then. He just had to wait until about 45 minutes before the ceremony to get them. Then the florist forgot to leave the grooms boutteniere. Kind of important! I was having problems tracking her down and was about to send my FABULOUS assistant to a nearby florist to make a simple one real quick. Thankfully, I got a hold of the florist and she sent her assistant back with it. It got there JUST IN TIME! And the bride and groom were none the wiser. Then the GROOM (are you seeing a pattern here??) forgot his laptop for the slide show at the reception site. So there was not one. Which was ok.
The cake was GORGEOUS, and so were the flowers. Very unique and eye catching. I LOVED the whole effect.
So how am I spending my Mothers Day? I had intended to sit on the couch and read a good book. I still have my nasty cold, and Friday night I came down with a sore throat and lost my voice before the wedding! Still can't really talk today. But instead of sitting and reading, I have been SCOURING my kitchen. Thats right people. I cleaned my kitchen from top to bottom. Wiped down cabinets, cleared off countertops and cleaned and disinfected. Cleaned my oven, and swept and mopped the floor! I even cleared some leftovers out my fridge, emptied the containers and loaded them into the dishwasher.
My next goal, (yes I am taking a break and resting) is to clean the dining room table and chairs, vacuum the floor and the splat mats, from there move into the living room and re-organize and clean my desk, get rid of all trash and get toys picked up and put away. Then vacuum living room and hallways. I also would like to get some laundry folded and put away, vacuum and mop the entry way and pick up and organize the playroom so I can vacuum in there as well.
Tomorrow I plan on cleaning the bathrooms, mainly the boys since mine is fairly clean with out a dirty man (hubby) to use it... then clean up the boys and the master bedroom, vacuuming and changing out sheets.
Now I know this is very ambitious of me. I also need to work on Junes issue of Simply Celebrate, and send out Thank You notes to the vendors and the bride and her family.
Oh, I need to dust my entertainment center, clear off the top, Windex the windows and cabinet glass, and dust my end table and lamp. I need a new lamp for the boys bedroom, as they knocked it off their dresser and broke it. My week is FULL!! I also have a drs appt on Tuesday and will be watching our friends little girl on Friday.
On a lighter note, my oldest son found a GIANT Palmetto Beetle (lets call it what it is people, its a ROACH) in one of their toy bins. I took it in the bathroom and flushed it. To which my 3yr old commented: He's going for a LONG
swim!!! Where do they come up with these things???
And then my 2 yr old, completed a great somersault, turned to me, and asked ME (you know the 29 week pregnant one) to do a somersault too....
I will let you all know how that turns out!