Monday, May 11, 2009

Mad and Me on Mother's Day


Mother's Day started out a little strange. Mr. Tennis thought it was a workday -- and kept telling me (and pushing me) to get out of bed at 6:05 AM or I'd be late for work! HUH??? Luckily, I convinced him that he was a day off, so got to sleep until 7:15 am while Mr. Tennis slept until 9:30 AM. Hmmm -- it wasn't Father's Day, was it?? Wasn't I was supposed to be the one sleeping late?! :)

No matter -- since I was up, I baked a yummy lemon cake with glaze for my Mother -- her favorite cake and one she often made for her Mother. Yes, I am trying to keep some traditions going. Plus, I baked chocolate chip cookies for my Dad! Pat me right on the back -- I am that sweet daughter!! We visited my folks and took supplies to grill out at their house and make dinner. It turned out pretty darn yummy -- especially dessert, which, truth be told, is my favorite part of every meal!


And I decided to start a little tradition of my own and try and get a photo of me with the kids or at least the one that is around the most -- Miss Maddy. Even with her missing teeth grimace, she's my little sweetie!



26 comments:

Felicia said...

What cute pictures!! I'm with you, that's my favorite part of every meal too.

Glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Kimi said...

Precious pictures of you and your sweet girl. That Maddy is a heart melter!

Kim

Casey said...

Such sweet pictures!!! I love the last one! She looks mighty happy with her mamma!! :)

Sounds like you had a nice Mother's Day.... on Father's Day you'll have to be the one to sleep! HAHA!!

Happy Mother's Day!!

mommy24treasures said...

sounds like you are a sweet daughter:) I LOVE lemon cake that sounds yummy. Feel free to share the recipe!:)
Love the pic. Great tradition idea!

Kim said...

Such sweet photos!! Glad you had a good Mother's Day. Due share that lemon cake recipe, it sounds very yummy.

Lea said...

U 2 looks so cute with your sweaters the same colour. And, yes, you are a good daughter. Glad you had a wonderful day!

Lea
xo

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Such cute pictures of you and Miss Maddy!! Glad you had a nice Mother's Day......I LOVE that lemon cake with the glaze...My mom used to make it for me when I was little....it has always been a favorite and whenever I eat it, it takes my back to my childhood!!

Have a great week!

Lisa

Kim said...

GREAT pictures! It sound like your Mother's Day turned out well. YOu'll have to get Mr. Tennis back on Father's Day :)!

Have a super week!

paige said...

i can't believe it..i finally see YOU!!
you are so pretty and you have a gorgeous smile....that maddy, i could just eat her up she's so cute

glad you had a great day even if it seemed to start a little early...too funny
xo

Super Mommy said...

Janet the pictures are fun!! I love your new tradition - sounds fabulous! You are a sweet daughter - I'm sure your mother and father appreciate you!

Jodee Leader said...

I love these pictures of you and M! Did Mr. Tennis take them?!

I am glad you had a great Mother's Day even though you didn't get to sleep in -- at least you didn't have to go to work!

Rachel said...

Such cute pictures!

I totally agree that dessert is the best part of the meal and your cake and cookies sound yummy!

Glad you had a great Mother's Day!

Missy said...

I am so glad that you had such a great Mother's Day! Lemon cake...yummm! I love these pics of you and Maddy...precious!!!

Sandy Toes said...

What sweet pictures of you and your daughter!!!
sandy toe

Kam said...

Sounds like a fantastic day...even if you did have to get out of bed too early! :D And these pics of you and Miss Maddy are too cute! So glad you had a great Mother's Day!

Bridget said...

Sounds like a perfect Mother's Day (other than being woken up at 6:00 AM)! What a good daughter and Mom you are! Love the pictures with Maddy - one is cuter than the next!
Hope you are enjoying a good week!

Bridget

Michelle said...

What great pictures of you and your beautiful girl!! And what a pretty door behind you!

Erin said...

Adorable. You and Maddy are a match made in heaven.

3 Peanuts said...

I LOVE these photos!!!! You two are so cute. I am not sure I recall seeing you on photos before...you are adorable. That lemon cake sounds yummy too:) Glad you had a nice day even if you did not get to sleep in;)

Lisa said...

so sweet! what a good daughter you are!!

Denise said...

What nice pictures of you and your girl! Glad you had such a nice Mother's Day~

And yes, we all want the lemon cake recipe!!

Steffie B. said...

you are super mom indeed....love the picture! ;)

Margaret M said...

Beautiful, you both are stunning! I personnaly love the missing teeth grimace!

Lisa said...

Love the pictures! I'm glad you had a great Mother's Day!

Marla said...

What a great mother's day. Sounds like you treated everyone. I love me some Lemon cake, maybe you would share your recipe?

Doug and Terrye said...

What a wonderful idea, I think that I will take on the tradition of a mother's day pic. with my little one!!! Thanks for sharing :)

Terrye in FL