John David Pate-3years old

James Daniel Pate-3years old

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mother's Day is Everyday!

Everyday is Mother's Day when you have five children to love you. I most definitely had the best Mother's Day I have ever had. The most treasured gift....FIVE healthy, beautiful, precious children!!! If you had told me last Mother's Day I would have experienced everything I have been through in the last year, I would have laughed and said, "sure, whatever!" and now that I reflect over the past year, I am so humbled by God's grace and love for me and my family. I absolutely don't deserve a single bit of the blessings He has so generously given me, but that is exactly what HIS GRACE is...undeserved blessings.

I woke up to, "Mommy, Mommy, Happy MUDDERS Day!"... Daddy and Claire and Ellie cooked breakfast for me and brought it to me in bed. I seriously enjoyed my sleep and my eats in the bed this morning at 9:00AM!!!!! Jenna didn't wake up until 9:30am and the boys were up by 10:00...we had breakfast and made it to church by 11:15. Then we came home, everyone put on PJ's (even Daddy) and we all watched movies and slept. I thoroughly enjoyed my Mother's Day.

Here are my precious boys after our first morning feeding- this was Friday. They are always so precious and happy at the 8:00am feeding. They are wearing one of my most favorite outfits. They have little crocheted bunnies on the chest of the onesie. My sweet friend Carla DuMontier gave them to the boys.

This is how we are going to travel to Utah (in and out of airports and on airplanes) with five children. This is a picture of me and James. He LOVED hanging out in it. Thanks Aunt Katy for letting us borrow- it will be perfect for our trip. We leave in a few weeks for our trip to Utah, to visit family and run the Bear Lake Half Marathon! YAY!

Can you believe it...I can't!!!! These chunky boys are now eating cereal. We decided to "try" some cereal just to see if the boys had any interest in eating it...sure enough, they loved it. James did the best starting out. He didn't spit any out at all, not once did I have to shovel it back in his mouth..he took it all down! John David was NOT HAPPY about it at first, I had to nurse him for about 5 minutes and then we tried again and he loved it. I think he needed instant gratification and the cereal took to long for him..he prefers the quick fix.

Here is James. He smiled every time we gave him a spoon full. It was too funny. At one point he even giggled. I told Rob that it makes my heart swell with pride to see them conquer little milestones along the way. We have been through the "first cereal" with three kids prior to these boys, but it just seems so much more amazing to me to experience these milestones with them because every time they do something I remember where they started from...2pounds and helpless, fighting to just live!


Missy said...

Happy Mother's Day! So glad you had a great Mother's Day! (You are right - Everyday is Mother's Day when you have healthy kids!)
I read your previous post and I am so happy for you that you are staying home. You will love it and so will the kids! Congratulations!

♥Trina♥ said...

Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Tricia said...

Precious! I am so glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day... it sounds wonderful to me, sleeping in, breakfast in bed, and sleeping some more... heavenly!

I am so proud of you for being able to run a half marathon before they are even a year old! You go!


The Poole's said...

I look at your posts everyday, I just never have time to write!! You are so right about every day is Mothers Day when you have 5 children to love you!!! It is chaotic, to say the least, but it is AWESOME!!

Congrats on getting to stay home, there is nothing more exciting than to be able to raise your own children! I have been blessed to be able to do this every since I had my 12 year old!!


Jennifer Poole