5.10.2009

Just One Photo Please

One Nice one that is. That's all I wanted for Mother's Day. Easier said than done with 3 boys under the age of 3. One of the boys MUST be held, one usually has to be & well one is 2 years old... do I really need to say more. My day started off great. Jimmy only had feedings at 9:30pm & then again at 5am. Rick let me sleep in & took care of the boys all the while making me & his mom breakfast. I even got to go to the gym before it was picture time. All the boys were awake so there was actually a chance I could get all the boys in a photo with their mama. So here goes.

Jimmy was sitting on my lap & Johnnie came over to sit on my other lap, so I just needed to grab Joey but he wasn't so happy about that. So then I put him on my lap & read a little to him & he was calm. All seemed well until I took Johnnie's pacifier out of his mouth. Tantrum galore. Okay so that wasn't working so I gave it back & he started to calm down. Sort of. Well this final photo is as good as it was gonna get. A pouty 2 year old. Cooperative toddler & baby looking forward. And a VERY HAPPY mama on her day. Thank you to my sons who made me a mama & in doing so have added so much to my life. I love you all more than you will ever understand (well until you are a parent yourselves.) And thanks to their daddy who gave me flowers, cards, a beautiful day & most importantly the chance to be a mama.Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful mamas. Hope your day was filled with love.

4 comments:

J.J. Killins said...

cathy i love that one of the FIVE of you! awesome. what a great story - they'll love it someday!

Sara said...

I like the first picture the best. It so encompasses a day in the life.

Katie said...

Yep I had a series of pictures like that too, and I still didn't get one with both of them looking at the camera! Imagine what it will be like next year when you have 4....heeheehee

Shelly Z. said...

Happy Mother's Day Cathy!! You are a beautiful mama and your love for your boys shines through those photos!