one of my most cherished moments in time. i didn't even know this pic of me and Chiso's first face to face interaction was captured until later; i was so wrapped up in his little presence. simply honored God saw fit to make me his mommy.
almost 3 years later i'm still getting all the kisses i can before he starts wiping them off! i woke up to the sweetest mothers' day card from Sonny & Chi along with this little lifesaver right here:
my Samsung s4 is so full of pics and vids that i haven't been able to download any new apps for weeks. i mean really. and i've backed up everything in my phone onto my mac but because i never know when i'll need to upload or get access to a particular pic, i can't bring myself to wipe my phone totally clean. i know. all kinds of crazy over here. but now i have even more space to fill with food and workout pics :P
i got on up and made breakfast for the fam and had one of my usual combos: mushroom egg omelette with whole wheat toast, natural pb, and sprinkles for fun ( i used a cupcake cookie cutter btw) and some wild blueberries.
then i threw on my Mothers' Day best and snapped a few 35 week pics before we hit the road to go celebrate with our moms!
Sonny's mom and sis couldn't make it, but he and his brother, Brian, treated my mom, his fiance, and his future MIL to a feast of a lunch at Las Ventanas. May 17th, 2014 is the BIG day for those two!!! i am so happy to be gaining another sister as awesome as Kara. my dad is a homebody and told us all to have a great lunch lol.
so this is what i ordered... shrimp & mushroom topped brown butter snapper with steamed veggies. it originally came with mashed potatoes but i switched them out. i normally ask for any sauce/dressing to be put on the side.....but i didn't want to this time to be honest! Sonny ordered a side of rice and i took a few scoops.
and here's what everybody else ordered! good stuff. this is actually one of the restaurants that will be catering Brian and Kara's wedding. definitely looking forward to the reception, hahaha!
we skipped dessert at the restaurant and headed to get some all natural fro-yo from Tasti D-lite, our first time there. i heard about them via Instagram and was stoked to find out Houston had one too. my mom and i both got their bananas foster fro-yo...heaven.
heath bar and sprinkles for me.
my love and respect for my own mom grows exponentially each day. especially the older Chiso gets lol. seriously!!! never knew motherhood would be so challenging yet rewarding all in the same breath. God bless all mothers, those who play the mother role, and moms-to-be. you are needed and you are appreciated.
i love you mom!!!!