Easter Sunday Best

Her outfit: Mint blouse: H&M | Skirt | color-block wedges: Romwe
His outfit: Mint suspenders & bow-ties | white shirt: gifted | bunny pants: gifted

I planned on dressing him in a tan color suit with the mint suspenders & bow ties for church on Easter Sunday but Jay insisted he wear these pants because, "It's the only day of the year he can wear these pants to church!"  So white bunny pants it was.  He looked like a cute little bunny, and I can't get over how cute the bum is on those pants!  I know it's meant to look like a bunny tail but it just looks like white gas(a.k.a fart) to me.  Haha!  I love it!


Date with my daughter

My oldest daughter and I went on a mother-daughter date to Gloria's Little Italy.  She got to pick out the desserts of her choice and I listened to her talk about everything that's going on in her life.  She gets so excited to have one on one time with me and talks the whole time.  Seriously, she doesn't stop talking.  And when she talks, she's really loud because she's so excited.  And I love it.

When we parked and was walking to the restaurant, she saw this sign for the play and immediately exclaimed, "Mommy, mommy!  Can we go see this show with the naked man with diapers?"  She thought it was the funniest thing.  I told her no so on our way back to the car, she demanded that I take a picture of it so we can go show daddy so she can ask him if he would take her to go see the show.  And everyday since whenever we pass by the street, she asks me to go drive by the "naked man with diapers" and starts cracking up.  She makes my life so much more fun.  I cannot imagine my life without my little boo.

What do mothers do all day?

I was just telling my husband last night how discouraging it is that from the moment I wake up until he gets home from work, I am up on my feet and constantly moving, constantly busy and doing things for our children and yet when he comes home, the house is often times messy and I don't have dinner ready on the table, and it doesn't look like I did much that day.  That all the work I do can't be measured or proven, there's no charts or certificates to measure my accomplishments.  Before I had my 3rd child, the house was almost always clean and a hot dinner was ready on the table when he walked in the door.  Now with 3 children, especially with a very clingy infant, that just doesn't happen anymore!  I know I should just accept it but I am having a hard time.  I feel guilty that the house isn't spotless clean.  I feel guilty that the girls don't get as much attention and time or one on one time.  I feel guilty that there's always laundry to be washed, or laundry in the washer that I forgot to transfer to the dryer, or clean clothes that needs to be folded and put away.  I know I should relax and just accept the fact that I can't do it all anymore with 3 kids, but I still try and feel guilty for failing every time because it really is impossible.  

So I told him that even though the house is a mess and the dinner isn't made a lot of the times when he gets home, I promise I was busy!  I promise I was up and about doing productive things all day!  But he doesn't see all the things I do, and comes home to a messy home and I wonder if he thinks, "What did she do all day?"  Then today my husband mentioned this video and told me it reminded him of me.  That even though I might get discouraged because no one truly sees all the things I do in the house, he knows I do a ton of work and he appreciates everything I do.  That he is so grateful to have a mother like me for his children.  It feels so good to have recognition as a mother because we don't get much from the world.  I love my sweet husband and I love this video for making mothers feel pretty awesome!  And if you are a dad, this applies to you too!  My husband is just as dedicated and involved in the parenting, I just happen to stay at home with them while he goes to work.  But that's not to say he doesn't work very hard at work and at home.  So I wanted to share it with you and in case you are feeling guilty or not good enough as a parent, you are truly amazing.  Working parents and stay-at-home parents, we are the same.  We are all parents doing the best we can in trying to raise good citizens.  I promise you that God recognizes every thing you do for your family.  Every deed we do for our home will not go unrecognized in Heaven.