It's a little weird but wildly welcomed in Portland when the weather hits 80 in May. Last year my softball team didn't play a single game in May because all the games were rained out, this year, another story. We hit 80 over the weekend and are continuing this week!
I was particularly happy that it was so warm on Mother's Day. I was looking forward to relaxing on my parents deck with my niece and their weiner dog, both of whom I am pretty obsessed with. However, it was almost TOO hot, as the afternoon sun hits directly onto their deck. They put up a couple of umbrella's to mask the direct sun, but it almost created a bubble of hot air. I was also multi-tasking, which didn't really help me relax. Among other things I was entertaining/feeding my 10 month old niece, practicing my muscle flash cards for Pilates Certification, drinking a homemade IPA beer, helping my mom cook macaroni & cheese and doing laundry. (yes I still take my laundry when I go home, at the age of 26. Don't judge).
It wasn't all bad though---I do enjoy the heat and it's always fun to visit with my mom. Plus Shane's mom came over too, and I got a picture of them wearing their Sea Lillie necklaces that I got them. I gave Shane's mom her's for her birthday and got my mom one for this Mother's Day. Sea Lillie is an Etsy shop that I love love love. It was pretty priceless when my social media inept mom opened the gift, and asked, "Oh, did you get this from Pinterest?". Haha. Good try. Then I explained Etsy, to add to her list of unexplored internet land.
There is little Natalie with her bib on. She is so cute! Unfortunately my sister had to work on Mother's Day but that meant that we got to be with Natalie all day!
My dad barbequed two whole chickens. He put some amazing rub in between the skin and the body of the chicken and then added BBQ sauce. It was so yummy. My mom also made her famous Mac & Cheese (I helped--can't let her do much on Mother's Day) with asparagus and I made a lemon poppy seed cake with strawberry rhubarb filling and cream cheese frosting. I forgot to take a picture of the cake! But it was delicious.
|Mom and grandbaby and little puppy|
What did you do for Mother's Day?