Celebrating Mom!

Sunday was Mother’s Day and so I went to my parents’ place first thing to help my dad and Louisa prepare a special brunch for my mom. We had been planning to go on a picnic, but the weather was all wrong for that idea. It was a cold, rainy day here in D.C..

My dad made my mom’s favorite salad. He added his crispy acacia bark topping which adds a delightful crunch to each bite. It’s a secret family recipe, so I cannot share it on this blog. Sorry!

I brought my mom a potted peony, which was in full bloom. My sister, Louisa, gave my mom some leg-warmers she and my dad found at the giraffe boutique a few weeks ago.

I asked my mom about her first Mother’s Day and she reminisced about how small I had been then – a mere six feet. I can’t remember what life was like when I was that small, but I do remember when Louisa was a newborn, so I do know what it’s like to have a wee giraffe around.

We had a splendid celebration with good food and even better company. I think my mom had a terrific day.

Did you have a nice Mother’s Day with your mother? If so, what did you do to celebrate?


5 responses to “Celebrating Mom!”

  1. Hi, Bernice. Mom loves the peony and the leg warmers. Believe she had a wonderful Mother’s Day with you, Louisa and me. Hard to believe you were once just six feet tall! How fast the years have gone by. Glad you enjoyed the acacia bark topping. One of your Mom’s favorites as well. Did Hector spend Mother’s Day with his Mom?


    • Hi Dad! Thanks for the comment 🙂

      Hector did indeed spend Mother’s Day with his mom. And his dad, brothers and grandparents. The whole family got together in Philadelphia for the weekend. He should be home soon.

      I love you.



  2. Hi Bernice!

    We went to the aquarium to celebrate Mother’s Day! We saw all kinds of fish. Our favorites were the “Dory” fish (the Blue Tang), and touching the jellyfish. Oh. And sending my own fish art onto a giant screen at the aquarium. We got our Mommy peonies for Mother’s Day, too!

    We love your blog post!

    E and A


    • Going to the aquarium sounds amazing, E and A! You touched a jellyfish?!? That sounds like it must have taken quite a bit of courage. Weren’t you afraid it would sting you?

      Thank you for the delightful comment! I love you.



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