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May 8th - Birthday/Mother's Day

Yesterday was a very special day for me! It was not only my birthday but my first Mother's day. My birthday falls on Mother's Day every 8 years. And how lucky am I that they fell on the same day this year?!

Hen and I - we forgot to take pictures during the day - so we took some right before bed.
Morgan made the day really special for me. He started out by taking Henry when he was fussy at 5 am so I could get a little more sleep. Then he made breakfast in bed for me! We then went to Eau Claire for the day. It was the first time we have gone to Eau Claire since Hen's birth. I was a little worried about the longer trip, since Hen hates his car-seat, but Henry did great in the car, and just slept the entire time, both ways!

I have the best son in the world!
First, we went over to Morgan's Mom and Dad's for lunch. My sister in law Renee and my niece Jocelyn were also there. Henry was able to play with his cousin, aka sit on a blanket and stare at the patterned chair next to him. We also tried him in their swing to see if he liked it, but nope, it seems that Henry hates all swings.

Sleeping with Bumpa - one of the few naps Henry took all day!
Playing with Jocelyn. He enjoyed staring at the different toys.
We were trying to get them to lay next to each other - but this is as close as Jocelyn would get to Hen.
Beautiful Picture! Jocelyn, Henry, and Anita - my mother in law.
Next, we went over to my parent's house for the afternoon and for dinner. By this time, Hen was pretty tired and crabby. I think he was a little overwhelmed with all the new environments and by being off his routine. I had a great time at my parents though. I left Henry with Morgan for a little bit, and my Mom and I went to a garden center to look at some flowers. We always go at least once together and pick our flowers for the season. This year we didn't time the trip right, because we arrived as the center was closing. So we just did a quick look and then headed home. But the trip has inspired me to get a start on my summer planting - more on that later.
Hanging in Grandma's vibrating chair - sadly it was out of batteries.
Unhappy Henry with a happy Aunt Ashley.
Ha! My Dad was happier than he looks in this picture - blowing out the candles.
After dinner and cake (I cheated on my no chocolate diet - so far I haven't notice any ill effects with Henry), it was time to head home. Henry was a hot mess, but thankfully slept on the way home. We got home a little later than we wanted and were totally exhausted, but it was totally worth it!

Thanks Mom for the cake! It was sooo good.


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