if you’ve been following along on social media, you might have noticed we spent the weekend in california because of an event i came out to help host. we always have a great time when we get to come to LA, but all the boys in the family have been taking turns being sick unfortunately, so we spent the majority of our weekend in our hotel room. the night before mother’s day, i legit got thrown up on in the middle of the night. haha, i feel like it’s some sort of rite of passage though as a mama or something crazy like that, right?! like, yep. i’m definitely a mother. but i think we’re finally on the mend (FINALLY!!!) well, the kids at least. poor papa seems to have the worst of it currently.
around two or three in the afternoon on mother’s day, we decided we should maybe try to leave the hotel for fresh air. and also, because let’s be real, we really needed to have the sheets changed on our beds. ;) we ended up at milk, which had been on my short list of places i have been wanting to try in LA, especially since it was mother’s day and i got to have a treat since i’ve been working really hard at keeping added sugar out of my diet! milk is best known for their macaron ice cream sandwiches and trust me, they lived up to the hype!
smiles! because no more fevers! and also because ICE CREAM!!!!
once the kiddos realized they could scoop up regular ice cream cones, too, they decided they wanted those over the ice cream sandwiches! these kids never veer far from their regular strawberry, vanilla and mint chip ice cream order. haha!
conrad dancing to the music inside the shop behind eleanor and samson makes me laugh so so hard!!! it was such a highlight of my day, seeing him back to his happy self once again after having had such a rough night prior.
i didn’t try these. but wow did everything look so so good!
so i’m not the biggest macaron cookie lover. at least not the little ones with icing in the middle. BUT, when you put ice cream in the middle, so so so good. we got four because there were so many flavors i wanted to try. haha! i tried the cookies and cream, red velvet, fruity pebbles and rocky road. all delicious, but the red velvet was definitely the best! and i’m not even a red velvet kinda girl! also, since i’m not eating added sugar in my daily diet, it’s amazing how sweet it tastes now, and how i can only have a few bites before i am DONE. so maybe it’s just me now, but you definitely could share one macaron ice cream sandwich with someone else. don’t get four for yourself! ;)
felt appropriate in the name of dainty macaron cookies to get a close up of my new favorite adidas blush pink sneakers.
also, so glad josh snagged these pictures of this moment! samson walked over all on his own with a little flower bud that had fallen from the flower bushes and handed it to me excitedly while saying, “i love you, mama! happy mother’s day!” that moment, in addition to the several times eleanor hugged me and also said happy mother’s day yesterday, made me feel like a million bucks. they are the sweetest, and i’ll take being thrown up on every night if needed, i love being their mama.
these photos of us in front of the red wall are probably my favorite, because everyone’s personality shines so bright (i wanted josh to get in the frame with us so badly but since he wasn’t feeling well, he opted for no pictures, ha!).
i can’t let mother’s day slip away without acknowledging just how grateful and proud and honored i feel to be the mama of these three. i always knew i wanted to be a mother, but i never knew the amount of joy it would bring into my world. it’s exhausting and hard and wow i can’t wait to sleep 8 hours straight again someday…. but it’s so so worth it, it’s insane. i’m thankful for my own mother, and the countless other mothers around me over the years that have inspired me, including so many of my girlfriends who are doing such incredible things in their role as a mama that i look up to each day. i also have to say how thankful i am for my sisters, and that my kids have the three best aunties in the world who they are able to look up to because of their great loving and caring examples. i’m so thankful for each one of them.