Monday, May 11, 2009

My 1st Mother's Day!

I had a GREAT first Mother's day! All I wanted was a fun day with Eric and Darby and I definitely got that! After we brought a yummy breakfast to enjoy with my mother and father in law, we headed off to a surprise destination! I had no idea where we were going, all I knew was that we would be outside, and it was a perfect day to be outside!

We arrived at the LA Zoo just before noon and I was so excited! I hadn't been there since I was a child - and that was also the only time I had ever been there! We had a great time exploring the zoo and enjoying the beautiful weather!

My favorite animals are the gorillas, chimps and orangutans. Darby loved watching them too! There was a mother and child orangutan, and it was so cute - and appropriate for the holiday!

We took a break to give Darby snack - we saved her leftover pancakes from breakfast, and they came in handy! We laughed about giving Darby pancakes at the zoo, but she loved them! We enjoyed a cold drink and some shade and checked out the map!

(you can click on the picture below to make it bigger and see it better)

We browsed the shops on our way out and got a cute tshirt for D and I got an Ed Hardy LA Zoo mug! I drank a cup of coffee out of it this morning!

Darby and Eric also got me some pretty flowers, an adorable card and some new shoes. I have been talking about wanting MBTs forever. If you aren't familiar with them, they are shoes (that are unfortunately horribly ugly) with a purpose! They strengthen your core, tone your leg muscles and improve your posture, among many other things! I was very surprised and excited that I get a pair! Here are my pretty flowers:

... and here are the cards I received from Darby/Eric (center, isn't it cute?), my brother&family and my parents! I also got some pretty crocheted washcloths (I use them to clean Darby up and LOVE them!) my Mom made and a gift certificate for a MASSAGE!

I couldn't have asked for a more perfect Mothers Day! Being a Mother is amazing. I love everything about it! I could use a little more sleep, but hey there is always something no matter if you are a Mom or not! It's worth it! Thank you Eric and Darby for making my 1st Mothers Day PERFECT! xoxo

I hope ALL you Moms out there also had a fabulous day celebrating with the ones you love! Happy Mother's Day!!

post signature


Monty said...

So glad you had a great Mother's Day! Looks like tons of fun!!

Monica said...

Annie -- I'm so happy that you had such a wonderful day. The zoo was the perfect place to go. Yes, being a mother is a blessing!! And from the sounds of it, you are blessed with a wonderful husband.

Aunt Monica

S said...

So glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day S! I love the photobooth picture of you all! So cute!