Happy Monday, friends! Hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend with the ones you love! Last year on Mother’s Day, Eloise was just a few weeks old, I was crazy sleep deprived & we had said goodbye to my mom after she stayed with us for three straight weeks. It was a really hard time for me, on top of some mild baby blues, I was definitely questioning whether or not I was going to survive. I am so thankful for these two little gifts from God, a third on the way, my mom who moved all the way here from Iowa to be closer to us & my husband, who is the absolute best dad ever to our girls.
Had to share that picture above, this is real life. Harper being her silly little self, skipping and screaming “PAN. CAKES. PAN. CAKES.”, Eloise trying to follow suit & me trying to just make sure they’re not face planting on concrete or running into the parking lot. Mom life, always need a few extra arms, or maybe just longer ones! 😉
Friday afternoon we drove (in the new minivan!) to my mom’s office to surprise her & bring her lunch from the girls, a little early Mother’s Day treat for one of the most special people in our lives. Brandon came home from work early, we made some homemade pizza & planned a little indoor camp out for Harper. I mentioned on my Instagram (@jlgarvin) how the first time we did this, we got a little carried away & actually set up our tent in the living room. It was the first time we had used it since receiving it as a wedding gift six years ago & we were cracking up at how giant it actually was. We toned it down a bit this time & still had a blast! It is a nice treat for Harper since she spends a lot of time limited to doing what Eloise can do, so she really looks forward to it. Saturday, Brandon & I went to the Zac Brown Band concert, where I drooled over the giant icy cold Stellas & ate two plates of nachos instead. We don’t get to go to concerts often but I vow to change that, it is definitely one of my favorite things to do, especially outdoor concerts laying on the lawn!! Sunday, we went to brunch with my parents & family, you know pancakes are the way to my heart. Brandon & the girls spoiled me with flowers (which Harper picked apart one by one because she just wanted to carry one around with her at all times) and afternoon of lounging on the couch instead of eternally sweeping, swiffering or folding laundry, which is all I could have asked for!
Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead!! XO5