So, I'm finally home after a couple of weeks of traveling, just in time to celebrate my first official Mother's Day with Eva :) She's even got me peonies, my favorite, awww... (thanks, dada!)
But it was a slightly different picture while I was gone...
First, there's the mystery pooper who left a small package next to Eva's play mat:
"Happy Mother's Day, Auntie! I left you a precious gift. xoxox, Chorizo"
*sigh* I guess it's stressful being away from your mommy for almost a week and having this strange small person crying and fussing around you. You're forgiven.
Then there's this new development (why does your child always have to reach these milestones while you're gone?):
Pardon the scary looking infrared eyes... this is a shot of the baby monitor, she's learned to pull herself up to standing in her crib when she's supposed to be napping! "Hmm, maybe if I climb up there I can pull the camera off its plug and they couldn't spy on me anymore..." Hubby has since lowered her crib and put in other safety measures. She can now stand and cruise around in her new-found freedom for quite a while. Thankfully, most of the time she'll tire herself out after 5-10 minutes, when she'll collapse and fall asleep (I'm so worried about her hitting her head though, what can you do about that?).
Speaking of sleep, I gave myself the best Mother's Day gift today- a nice, long nap. Ahhh... a luxury that I haven't been able to enjoy for what seems like eternity. I actually felt pretty guilty about it, but as I feel re-energized afterwards, I could enjoy more quality time with the kids, taking their photos and blogging about them (at least that's my story and I'm sticking to it).
Love to hear what some of your Mother's Day guilty pleasures are!