Later that night we were all settling down and getting in our pajamas when Kobe's brother's mom called and asked if we could keep an eye on the boys the next day while she worked. Of course, I jumped on the opportunity to help her out, to get to see them, and for the kids to all get to play. We decided for her to go ahead and bring them over Friday night and let them spend the night. So we had a house full on Friday night.
Saturday morning everyone ended up sleeping in and that was just fine by me since we stayed up so late the night before. We had cimmamam (as Samuel says cinnamon) rolls and oatmeal for breakfast. After that we let the kids play outside because it was set to rain and we wanted to get some of their energy out! My parents ended up stopping by and we all ate lunch together. We had every child's "dream" lunch: Fried chicken, mac & cheese, mashed potatoes and gravy, baked beans, and biscuits! It was so good! The kids all ate so good and then they wanted to play again! We didn't quite beat the rain so we opted for movie time. All the kids (and the big kids too!) took a nap.
|Karter, Kobe, and Kameron napping together|
|Karter and Kameron|
|Karter, Kobe, and Kameron|
|Karter, Kobe, Kameron, and Sam|
Sunday morning I woke up to a very loud noise and went to check it out and found Samuel and Kobe trying to keep quiet while John went out to get Mother's Day breakfast. As soon as I walked into their room they both told me "Happy Mother's Day!". Then they quickly asked if they could give me some goodies that they had for me. I knew that John probably had a "plan" but I said of course because they were so excited. Kobe gave me a card that he made at school and of course I cried when I read the inside of it. It was so precious and he wrote it just for me. Samuel made me a card that had the ocean and a dolphin on it because he says he wants to take me to the ocean so I can see a dolphin! Callum gave me a very sweet note... his notes always make me cry and a red rose. I am telling you, I am one blessed Momma!! I went ahead and started getting ready for church and then I heard a little knocking on the bathroom door and it was Samuel. He said they were ready for me to come to breakfast. We had pancakes, biscuits, sausage, eggs, hash browns, and my favorite... glazed donuts with icing and sprinkles. I couldn't eat all of mine so I saved my donut for later! Then Samuel gave me a card that said "To the Ruler of the Roost!" and when you open it up it plays the Chicken Dance and has chickens on the inside. It is so cute!! He even signed his little name on it! Then I got some flowers...Samuel is really into all things that are advertised on TV so when he gave them to me he said, "Look Mom! Proflowers!!!". Then I got a necklace with three charms. Three charms for three boys. A cross, A dragonfly, and a initial charm with the letter "R" for Rainey. I love it! I can wear them all together or separately. I wore them all together yesterday but today decided to just wear the dragonfly. It is so pretty! After breakfast we went to church where John and I were in charge of the 3-4 year old classroom. It was so much fun. We had free play, praise and worship time, snack, a lesson on moms and then we made a couple of little crafts for mom. Since Samuel is in our class (for now) I helped him and it was a special time between us.
After church we decided to go to the Mexican restaurant near our house for lunch. It was so good! Afterwards we came home and took a nap! Well, I did anyway! Then I just got to be lazy and watch girl movies and girl shows except for a little bit of the time that I let Samuel and Kobe play a game on the "big TV" in the living room.
Before bedtime, I got another couple of "Happy Mother's Day" sayings from Samuel... I think he was hoping it would score him a later bedtime! We had a wonderful weekend!
I couldn't imagine my life without these boys. I mean, what would it even be like? I am glad I don't know. I wouldn't change a thing.
Thank you to Kobe and Samuel for making me a mom. I love being your mommy. You will always have a safe, non-judgemental, loving place to call home... wherever I am...that is where your home is too! You two are so very, very special to me and hold such a special place in my heart. One that can only be filled by you! I pray for you daily. I love you so much it literally hurts sometimes!! Your Heavenly Father loves you even more than I do... I can't imagine how...but I know it is true. I love you so much! I love you forever! As long as I am living my babies you'll be!