Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mama's Day!

Happy mothers' day, everyone! this time last year I was sick as could be and my friend Kate was dropping around a package of sweets and dayglow chips. This year Raf is with us and we had a super day. I am not the most confident person in the world, as my friends will attest, but I do feel pretty comfortable in how we're parenting. And even though much of what we do goes against conventional norms - cosleeping, no crying it out, and more - I feel really good about the decisions we're making. I think, for me, doing things differently would feel counter intuitive so we're happily - if tiredly - going along feeling our way as we do.

And today was a great day. I'm totally bogged down in work right now, so we couldn't do a lot, especially as leave for the UK on Thursday for a trip to see family, but I got up early to do a bit of work and then, when Rich and Raf got up, we went out for breakfast. We had to drive around for an hour as Raf fell asleep, but it was nice because he was well rested and not so grumpy. We went to O'Naturals in Falmouth, and we had some lovely food, including tempeh scramble, fruit, and sweet pannini. Raf enjoyed strawberries and melon... and other stuff which fell on the floor (after he threw it there).

Yum Yum

Yep, he can make a mess!

When we got home Rich and Raf had both fallen asleep in the car, so out there they napped for almost an hour! But when they came inside I was treated to some lovely cards, a book - In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust (Rich had remembered that I had wanted to read this), a pencil case (I LOVE stationary!) and an absolutely beautiful necklace and earings made by a local artisan. (must take pics)

This evening, though, we all went on a family run. I wasn't feeling the running love before we went out as I was so tired, but we had a wonderful run. After 3 miles we came home, Rich grabbed the dogs, and we headed back out. The pups can't run for too long so I ran another loop and we met up and ran the final half mile again together. Perfect ending to the day.

Getting ready to go!

Rich and the pups running to catch up with us.

Someone fell asleep by the end!


  1. Raf is a cutie pie :) Happy mother's day Alex! I cant believe how time is flying! It was just like yesterday our babies were born and now they are already 10 months! Motherhood is so lovely, wonderful & beautiful. We are really blessed :)

  2. wow that sounds like a nice day and a yummmmmmy breakfast. I have some tempeh in the fridge but I'm scared of it; it looks gross. what do i do with it and is it honestly tasty?!

    So glad you got the mummy treatment you deserve. Shall we hag out on friday? Just a spontaneous idea lol

  3. oops that should read *hang out although we could hang out like old hags, too

  4. Happy Mothers Day, Alex! You deserve all of the wonderful treats from yesterday, and how nice that you were able to spend such a fun day with the fam.

    Raf is such a cutie. I can't wait to see the two of you on Tuesday!


  5. Your little family is so properly U.K.!

    You're fantastic, Alexandra.

    With tender care....


  6. Love your jogger! Great pics, happy family! :-)

  7. Great day, with two wonderful people plus two naughty westie pups for a real whole family run - shame Dafty was never going to co-operate....xx

  8. THREE MORE SLEEPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Happy belated Mother's Day! I'm so glad you had such a wonderful day. I hope your trip is amazing.

  10. I'm thinking of you with all that's going on x

  11. Hi all! Thanks for your kind messages.

    And, Ania, what a LOVELY surprise to find a message from you. I often think of you. Are you well?

    Lou, will be seeing you in just a couple of days! yee haw.

    Maybe we can get Dafty to run tomorrow, Rich!