Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!

I wanted one thing today - to spend the day with the people most special to me.  And that's exactly what I got and so much more.  I am so grateful for my amazing daughter and wonderful husband.  Kennedy has been sending daddy on all kinds of secret missions this week. 

He started out the day by putting her in an I love mom onesie.  It was so cute, and since daddy isn't used to dressing Kennedy, it took him awhile to put it on her.

Then Kennedy sent Daddy to Dunkin' Donuts.  He came back with my favorite donuts!  As well as coffee, a Mother's Day cupcake, and chocolate covered strawberries and flowers!  (I also got a special necklace from my mom!)

We went and picked up my mom and Marlon's mom, and headed down to the beach for brunch.  After brunch we headed to the beach.  Kennedy poked her toes in the water  and sand at Clearwater Beach.  It was a short visit, but we had fun!  We're so excited to take her back to the beach in a few weeks.

I feel like the luckiest mom ever to have such an amazing and wonderful baby.  I'm also the luckiest wife in the world, to have such an amazing husband.  I also have a really amazing mom who has taught me so much.  I'm so glad that we have the relationship that we do, and that she gets to be such a big part of Kennedy's life.  I hope that Kennedy and I always have the same kind of relationship that my mom and I do.  This was a perfect day, and I'm going to bed feeling truly blessed.

Now - on a side note.  I absolutely cannot go with out mentioning the craziness that took place at brunch.  Maybe I'm the crazy one, but I could never think of acting like this.  There was a gentleman and his wife (?) sitting at the table across from us.  She was eying Kennedy from the get go.  Apparently when I went up the buffet she told Marlon she was tempted to kick the chair that Kennedy's seat was on - so she would wake up!!!  Long story short - Kennedy woke up and the lady said, "let me see that baby."  So I held Kennedy up and turned her around so the woman could see her face.  She held out her arms, like I was actually going to hand over my baby!   Was she CRAZY?  I'll admit - I've had my days of stalking cute babies and oogling over them.  Marlon used to tell me someone was going to have me arrested for staring at cute babies.  But this lady wanted to hold mine!  When I refused, she got offended.  She was shocked that I wasn't going to let her hold my baby.  Finally, I told her that Kennedy had a heart condition, and we had to be extremely careful.  In a way, I'm mad at myself for telling her.  What business of hers is it anyway?  I shouldn't have to defend why I'm not letting a COMPLETE STRANGER hold my baby.  What is this world coming to?


  1. I would never dream of asking a complete stranger to hold their baby.....I have no idea what she was thinking. Don't be mad at yourself just attribute the whole situation to ignorance because clearly she wasn't thinking straight. You are a wonderful and amazing mom.

  2. The woman was nutty to think you'd just hand over your beloved baby to a total stranger!! I'm not sure what some people are thinking, but don't beat yourself up! She was definitely in the wrong & you did the right thing! World is full of folks who just don't think!! So happy to hear you had a great day!!!