Holidays

Easter Egg Hunt!

Okay it's almost two weeks gone now, but Easter was fun! We invited the "Other Harper" and her cousin Chloe for Harper's first Easter egg hunt. I went a bit overboard with Easter buckets and treats and about 40 eggs that we hid. (Plastic eggs with little toys inside.) Not much chocolate, she'll learn about that next year or the year after...

It was cute trying to explain to her that you take this bucket and all over the yard there are eggs for you to pick up. But she got the hang of it and collected her share. I did find one rogue egg in the yard yesterday, that made me laugh.

I remember one Easter when my parents were still married, so I was five or younger, and the day after Easter, all my sisters were at school and mom said, "come here, look under this" and she lifted up small BBQ cover and there were three chocolate eggs that no one had found. It was such a sweet moment between me and my mom. I loved that.

Egghunt

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Treats

Here she is after the hunt, enjoying her well deserved bagel. (Special Sunday treat!)

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First Mother's Day

Yesterday was my first mother's day. It was lovely, but mostly still a bit surreal. I don't know if I feel like a mom yet -- that sounds weird, but when it's still so new, what is it supposed to feel like?? Crazy times. Momsdayevetea4
We actually celebrated Mother's Day on Saturday by taking Kurt's mom to tea at The London (hotel) in West Hollywood. It's a fab place we go to for Mother's Days and Birthdays with Kurt's mom.  Highly recommend.

I received some beautiful flowers from Kurt's brother and sister in law for my first mother's day:

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They arrived on Saturday and smell really good.

Harper sent me a box of lovely gifts via a little help from her Grandmother Jane. That was a nice surprise! Apparently Harper texts really well since she can't talk yet and that's how my mom knew to send these gifts. Harper also texted Grace who texted me to say that Harper loves having me as a mom. How nice is that??

Wendy came for a visit yesterday and also brought some beautiful irises and tuberose. Now the house smells even better! She brought gifts for Harper (See previous 366/2012 post) and we had a long lovely chat.

Someone asked how we celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday. We didn't really and I don't mind. I've never really been the type that needs to celebrate something on its specific day. I remember being in Belfast for Game of Thrones in 2009 and couldn't be with Kurt on our anniversary. No biggie to me as we would celebrate when I got home. But a work colleague seemed so sad for me that I was missing it, as though celebrating the day itself, not the actual marriage, was more important. I'm a mom every day so every day is mother's day! Plus all the sweet cuddles and kisses I have with Harper every day is the real celebration.

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