I hope you had a great weekend. We had a full, marvelous Mother’s Day weekend. I had grand plans to make time to write ahead for the week but I was having too much fun to even think about blogging. And so, as I sit here Sunday evening, tired and ready for an early bedtime, my brain has shut down for the night. So I’ll share with you my Mother’s Day.
One of my Mother’s Day requests came through without me even asking – My kid’s slept in till 6:45 a.m.! My children do not know the meaning of sleeping in so this was HUGE. I got to sleep in too! The bad part of the whole family sleeping in was that I wasn’t able to run before the events of the day.
I initially had hoped to run the Mother’s Day 5k with the family but with yet another rainy day in the forecast, I decided not to. If it was just me, no problem. With two kid’s complaining? No thanks.
Instead we went out to breakfast at my favorite new restaurant, Earth’s Harvest. I get the same thing every time – Banana Oat Cakes. They are SO unbelievably good. And the fresh pressed juice hits the spot.
Yeah, that’s fresh whipped cream on top of my oat cakes. It’s Mother’s Day after all!
After breakfast, we hit the road to the Merrimack Premium Outlets for a VIP event. It rained a little bit but it didn’t stop us from window shopping and finding good deals. And my kid’s from playing on the outdoor equipment.
I also found some super cute mannequins that we brought home.
After some time shopping, we headed home. Even though I got more than enough sleep the night before, I was so tired when we got home. I played the Mother’s Day card and took a nap. An 1.5 hour nap! It was absolutely heavenly. I guess that won’t happen again for another year.
When I woke up, I knew it was time to finally get my run in. After a decent run on Saturday, I feel like I’m on the other side of my back/Piriformis flare up. Thankfully it hasn’t lasted any longer. Mount Washington is 6 weeks away!
I’m so not an evening runner but with the sun FINALLY out after days and days of rain, it felt amazing to feel it on my face.
And to sweat like a Mother.
icing on the cake ice cream in my cup, to a wonderful Mother’s Day was indulging in a free cup of ice cream from Cowlick’s. There’s nothing like hard scoop ice cream. Especially Peanut Butter Caramel Cookie Dough ice cream. Yeah. I went there.
While we were in line at Cowlick’s there was a family in front of us with two little ones in car seat carriers. They were obviously twins. My heart did a little flip flop as I remembered 6 years ago, 8 months pregnant (and breaking the modified bed rest rule!), waiting in line for my free ice cream cone for Mother’s Day.
The old saying – The days are long but the years are short – really is true. Sigh. Can we slow it down just a little bit, please?
How was your weekend? Did you do anything special for Mother’s Day.
Favorite ice cream flavor?