How Did You Celebrate YOUR Mother’s Day? Link Up

by Susan

Julia 5th Birthday

Did you enjoy your Mother’s Day? How did you celebrate?

Janice and I both enjoyed rather simple Mother’s Days…

But my day was extra special because my Julia was born 5 years ago on Mother’s Day. This year, her birthday fell on the Saturday before Mother’s Day, but when she woke that morning she felt sick and we had to cancel her party.

We spent her birthday snuggling and napping and she never even complained about missing her party.

The next morning, on Mother’s Day, we all slept in, had pancakes and snuggled on the couch. Then I rested all morning while Rob took the girls out.

Julia and MadisonThat afternoon, Julia felt all better and wanted her party, so we threw together an impromptu party with her best friend Madison and Madison’s little sister Avery.

The four little girls had a wonderful time and I relaxed with Madison’s mom who happens to also be my best friend.

I find it amazing how you can add a cake, party hats and a couple presents and an everyday playdate turns into a party.

The girls had a blast and it makes me wonder why I’m paying so much for her upcoming party next week at an indoor playground. (Well… only a little. She has been talking about having her birthday party at this particular location for an entire year and she’s invited all her friends from school.)

So my weekend included lots of my favorite thing… snuggles with my little girls. And I had a wonderful Mother’s Day.

So tell us… what did you do for Mother’s Day?

If you wrote about your Mother’s Day on your blog, add your link below.

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Susan Carraretto and her identical twin, Janice Croze, created 5 Minutes for Mom in 2006. Susan loves all social media, but her top addiction these days is Pinterest. She recently published a children's book titled "The Pest Detectives" which you can download now in digital format for free.

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1 Susie's Homemade May 10, 2010 at 7:14 am

Look’s like you had a GREAT Mother’s Day! That’s awesome:-)


2 The Gang's Momma May 10, 2010 at 8:05 am

What a fun link-up. Our Mother’s Day was busy – full and fun. The WHOLE weekend was FULL and FUN. I think, today, I’m gonna lay low and enjoy some down time. If I can find it :)


3 Allison May 10, 2010 at 9:04 am

We managed to spend the day with both grandmas. It was nice, relaxing, I got some free time time with the family. It was a great day.


4 Kim - In Search of Me in Mommy May 10, 2010 at 9:18 am

Sounds like a wonderful Mother’s Day! I go the best of both worlds…some solo time and then some fun family time! Love the link up!


5 Nolie May 10, 2010 at 9:48 am

You can’t beat snuggles with our children. It’s the best kind of time spent quietly together.


6 Adventures In Babywearing May 10, 2010 at 10:52 am

We celebrated hubby’s bday yesterday, too. it was a great day!



7 shelly May 10, 2010 at 12:53 pm

Sounds like you had a fun Mother’s Day! I’m sure she’ll love her birthday party!


8 Mikki May 10, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Aww. So sorry to hear she wasn’t feeling well. But it sounds like you all had a great day anyhow..


9 noreen May 10, 2010 at 3:05 pm

My youngest was sick too but we still had a nice weekend


10 Ummezaynub May 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Thanks for hosting the linky! Your day sounds fun and simply sweet. May your motherhood be blessed.


11 Lindsay May 10, 2010 at 9:40 pm

It sounds like a pretty fantastic weekend (minus the sickies). I’m super jealous of your snuggle time!


12 Stephanie May 11, 2010 at 12:51 am

I spent Mother’s Day with my 3 favorite people – my husband Tim and our 2 little girls. Tim cooked and cleaned and played with the girls…but the best part is that he does those things every day! I’m a lucky girl. :)


13 Alexandra, the Beverly Hills Mom May 11, 2010 at 1:26 am

We had snuggling at our place too! Sweet idea for a linkup, girls xo


14 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls May 11, 2010 at 12:17 pm

I’m so sorry that Julia was sick on her birthday! But I’m glad that she was feeling better and able to enjoy her special day, even if a day late. It sounds like you had a nice Mother’s Day – mine was very low-key, but nice, too. :)


15 self sagacity May 11, 2010 at 7:45 pm

I never really had a Mother’s Day since we always celebrate for my mom. This was the first year I she isn’t with us, and I am still celebrating for her on a blog post. Anyhow, my Mother’s Day was very relaxing, the kids gathered and we had our favorite meal together. Fondue a la carte! :-)


16 Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) May 12, 2010 at 7:40 am

Sorry Julia was sick on her birthday! But it sounds like you (and she) made the most of it, snuggles are always the best! It also sounds like the perfect Mother’s Day! :)


17 jamie May 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm

i had a great mother’s day! slept in and woke up to my hubby and 2 little boys bringing me coffee in bed. spent the rest of the day with the family and went out to dinner that night with the mommies from my mom’s group. it was a great day!


18 Tired Mom Tésa May 13, 2010 at 4:01 pm

Sounds like a wonderful Mother’s Day and how great it was a birthday celebration too. All the more fun!


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