A little while back my husband asked me what I would like to have for Mother’s Day. I don’t believe in materialistic gifts on Mother’s Day and suggested a few things I would like to do that weekend. So instead of a Mother’s Day, we turned it into a Mother’s Weekend!
A friend of mine offered to baby sit Zoe that evening, which we gladly accepted. I was a little nervous that Zoe would not behave and my friend would regret watching her. I was not nervous about leaving my daughter. I totally trust my friend and knew she would do great with our little one! Plus we stayed close, just in case.
My husband and I went to the Melting Pot and had a fantastic time! We had some wine, amazing food and actually an adult conversation, that did not involve poop.
While out and about Zoe is taking selfies with her babysitter
When we picked her up she was asleep and slept most of the time we were gone. Once we arrived at home, my husband fed her and she went to bed around 8:30pm She fell asleep and slept until 3am again and then slept until 7am. Thanks Baby for giving me so much sleep!!
After a good night sleep I felt rested enough to meet up with my running group. This is the first time, Zoe and I joined them all together. They were nice and adjusted the route stroller friendly and we actually ran with them for 4 miles. A new distance PR for Zoe and me!
After the run we met up with my husband and went to the local farmer’s market. There is now a German food truck, which I wanted to try out. We had some awesome Bavarian food for breakfast/lunch while sitting in the park.
We ran into some friends and had a super relaxing morning. When we came home my husband watched Z while I took a bubble bath, the first one in a very long time. It was glorious!! The rest of the day we napped and relaxed.
Last night Zoe slept from 8:30pm until 4am, the longest she ever slept in one stretch! We finally got up at 7am, which is a great time for me. I’m a morning person and even before baby I always got up at 7am. So this works great.
My husband wrote my a wonderful letter, which means the world to me and better than any gift he could have bought. I also got a relaxing pedicure while my husband baby sat again.
The rest of the day we relaxed and ordered food for dinner. My last “wish” was a little family photo shoot in the backyard to remember my 1st Mother’s Day.
It was such a wonderful weekend! I was able to do everything I really enjoy – date night with my husband, a very personal and romantic letter from him, running with my running group, German food and some me time while taking a bubble bath and getting a pedicure. I could not have asked for a better weekend!
I’m so thankful for the love and support I get from my friends and especially my husband. Being a mom is amazing and I truly enjoy every second. We are blessed with a very relaxed and easy going baby and hope she stays that way for a very long time! I’m so grateful to be able to stay home with Zoe and see her grow up. Just the last 2 months I feel she changed so much and I’m so excited I be there to witness all of that! I’m looking forward to many many more mother’s days!
Happy Mother’s Day!!!