Friday, May 16, 2014

Scenes From a Weekend / Mother's Day

A perfectly lazy day we spent on Sunday. I slept in. Woke to coffee, flowers, a big hand carved cutting board, a handful of handmade gifts the boys made at school and later, was surprised by one big beautiful cactus I've had my eye on down at the local nursery for months.
The fact that Mike remembered it, made my day.

We couldn't do much else, seeing that all weekend long we had been on edge with a string of false contractions coming and going. So we made the most of indoors. The boys wrestled, built forts and we all watched movies while waiting on Mike's bbq chicken dinner. After dinner we made it over to a nearby friend's house where we stopped to visit and those same contractions started again, only this time they continued to pick up and before I knew it, we were packed and headed to the hospital where the best gift I could have ever hoped for arrived the following afternoon.

He is here sleeping beside me now.
Sweet as a dream.

Can't wait to share him here soon.


  1. Beautiful! And a huge congratulations to you!! xx

  2. Beautiful pictures as always.
    Two favs for sure, the one with the cactus (haha) and I love the blanket you get there, in picture nr two <3

    And big congrats to you all, with the baby :)

  3. Congratulations! It must be the best time to be born. My middle daughter had her third daughter on Tuesday. Yay babies. Looking forward to the photos. :)

  4. congratulations!!! can't wait to see photos of the little one.

    your house sure looks like a dreamy place too. love that cactus!
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

  5. i'm so happy that baby is here! love these pictures. can't wait to see more pics of that sweet little baby.

  6. these pictures are beautiful :)

  7. So happy for all of you! These are great pictures!

  8. Can't wait to see baby Hayes here in this space :) Glad you had such a wonderful Mother's Day!

  9. Oh boy! I can't wait to see him! Congratulations, Jess. I'm sure his big brothers will take such good care of him. My heart is all swelled up at the thought!

  10. Gosh you're so pregnant in this, and now there's a babe boy! Love that circle of life, this band of brothers. Happy Motherhood Everyday M'dear!