First Mother's Day


For my very first mother's day, we hosted a Mother's Day Tea. The weather was absolutely amazing - you couldn't have asked for a better day. We had iced tea, champagne, cupcakes, brownies, coffee, sandwiches, hats, great company... it was fabulous! Although, we both realized that preparing for a party is a LOT more difficult with a very active 11-month-old. We thought we would have plenty of time this morning to prepare before guests arrived at 1, but we were definitely scrambling. Luckily, the dude had a really long nap from 10ish until 1, otherwise we would have had nothing to serve.

Soren gave me a beautiful skirt that he picked out all on his own, with a little help from his dad's credit card. He also gave me a beautiful planter and watering can that he decorated with the help of his Grandma. She made a little book with pictures of him making the craft, which was adorable. It's amazing to think that I have only been a mother for 11 months - it feels like much longer. I love that he is really into giving kisses these days. He gets so proud of himself after he kisses me! He is such a happy baby, I must say that so far motherhood is exactly what I envisioned it to be, only better. Happy Mother's Day to all of the great moms everywhere, especially to my lovely mother and mother-in-law.
Home-made Ice Tea... I am going to be making a lot of this as the temperatures warm up!
Blueberry Scones, Carrot Cupcakes, Strawberries, Date Squares, Lemon Loaf, Egg Salad & Tuna Salad sandwiches. And also DELICIOUS glutten-free brownies from Trader Joes. I wish they would open Canadian locations.
Champagne and Coffee... all you need for a great brunch!
Great wrapping job - Soren!
He was pretty excited about un-wrapping. Maybe practicing for his upcoming birthday?

Lots of lovely hats. Also a little peak of the pergola that Tyler built himself this past week. Where did I get this handy-man husband from?! He also built the stairs! I'm liking this new hobby... and thinking of all the bookshelves he could build, or maybe a long harvest table?


Amanda said...

how neat! it looks like you had a wonderful mama's day :)

xo, amanda

thecoffeehouse said...

I absolutely adore this idea. Love the tea and love the hats!