A Mother’s Day tradition

For five years now we have gone to the Crystal Springs Rhododendron Garden to celebrate Mother’s Day. I love this tradition! I only hope it will continue into the kids’ teenage years. We saw another mama with two teenage boys who was lamenting that they never let her take photos of them anymore. But. They were there. All together. And they looked happy. I suppose that is all you can ask for at any age, to be happy with your loved ones.

And another tradition we started when my first baby boy was only 2 months old… and continued with my second baby boy when he was only 1 month old… and finished this year with baby girl at 9 months old.

I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day this year and for the other 364 days out of the year I wish that you can enjoy the grubby little hands softly, stickily holding your face for a kiss, squeezing those delicious chubby baby legs (and get a baby belly laugh), holding a little hand as she walks in the grass for the first time, soothing a bruised knee or bruised ego, snuggling a sleepy head, and remembering to enjoy each moment good and bad because babyhood, childhood, is so fleeting.

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