Monday, May 11, 2009

Gratuitous Mother's Day Post

As a mom, it's my duty to document all of my Mother's Day activities and top the post off with a zillion photos of my kids. And so, I'm going to do just that.

I got to sleep in yesterday, and was awoken around 9:00 by Todd who said, "Breakfast is waiting!" I went into the kitchen to find my favorite breakfast waiting for me -- Eggs Benedict with lump crab meat and Mimosas. YUM!

All five of us ate breakfast (yes! My kids eat Hollandaise sauce!) together and then hung around in our jammies, watching movies and playing.

Around 11:00, we packed up our cooler with lots of goodies and headed to our neighborhood pool. At first, there weren't many people there, but as the afternoon moved forward, more and more friends began to show up. Our across-the-street neighbors, our next-door neighbors, the neighbors behind us, the ones up the street. Pretty soon it was a party atmosphere, with the kids splashing around, the dads doing cannonballs and the moms enjoying some yummy peach and mango bellinis. It was paradise!

We all became hungry and realized it was pretty late, but instead of packing it in, we just ordered pizza to the pool! It was delivered and we all feasted on a Texas tradition, Double Dave's Pizza. Yum!

By the time we'd eaten, had let it settle and had taken a final dip in the pool, it was 6:00! We'd been there for SEVEN HOURS! Holy cow!

We brought three very tired kiddos home and they all fell asleep within minutes and slept a good 12 or 13 hours each. They were exhausted and so were we!

It was a fantastic mother's day, with much to celebrate. I am honored to be a mommy to this incredible family.

And now, without further are the pictures of my kids that we had taken a few weeks ago. Major Pruetz-kid overload!

Faith is in pink, Grace is in Green

Pretending to like one another :)

This one would have worked better if they had been dressed in the same colors...but you get the picture (pun not intended)

My little boy is getting so big

My three part-time angels

Love these kiddos

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Happy Mother's Day from Who?

I just got what may be the most ridiculous email subject line I've ever seen (save only the spam mail I get every once in a while, offering me a way to enhance my male genitalia). Get ready for it...

Happy Mother's Day from Chuck E. Cheese

Are they kidding? Unless the email said, "Bring your kids in and we'll feed them and entertain them for free while you go home and catch up on some sleep," (and I imagine that such an email would hardly be considered a sound marketing idea) I don't think there is anything that would make me want to celebrate Mother's Day at Chuck E. Cheese.

I didn't even open the email. I checked it off and hit "Delete."

Worst. Idea. Ever.

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Devin's Doozie

This afternoon our church held a reception for our priest who is retiring from the priesthood after 22 years at our parish alone (that doesn't include all of the years he spent at other parishes). He founded our church in 1987 and has been the only priest Holy Trinity Catholic Church has ever known. To say his retirement is a big deal would be an understatement.

The reception today was a nice, classy affair with white linen table cloths, catering and professional decorating. It was held in our banquet hall, which can comfortably hold around a thousand people. The reception went on for three hours, in an open-house style.

Anyway, we got to the church shortly after the reception began. We signed our names to the guest book and then waited in line for 45 minutes to speak to Monsignor Fater. As we were getting close to the front of the line, I told Devin, "I want you to shake Monsignor's hand and tell him, 'Congratulations,' okay?"

Devin turned to me and said, "Okay, but I need to wash my hands. I've been picking my nose!"