Sunday, May 8, 2011

My First Mother's Day

There are dishes to be washed and laundry to be folded, but I've been laying on the floor playing with my baby girl. No better way to spend a day just for mommies :). Now I'm watching her sleep peacefully...
I never thought I could love someone as much as I love Paisley. It's a different kind of love than what I feel for Brian. When I look at her I feel overwhelmed with emotion. I can't even describe some of it. I'm proud, protective, in awe, joyful, scared, and sad to think that one day she will be a grown woman and not my little baby girl. I know so many people love her, but not the way I do. I'm her mom.

The day began with breakfast in bed served by Paisley and Daddy. Scrabled cheese eggs and toast with butter and jam. Simple, but delicious. Then came the presents...I'm surprised Brian was able to wait until actual mother's day, he was so excited about what he and Paisley did. I got very excited when I saw the Anthropologie box, it's one of my favorite stores! When I opened it I found a neat glass bottle with a rolled up piece of cloth inside. It was my very own message in a bottle! On the message were the sweetest pair of footprints and the words "Happy 1st Mother's Day, Love Paisley." That project included ink, baby feet, and a good scrub down! :) Brian said he tried to get her hands too, but every time he put her hands on the ink pad she would scrunch them up into a ball. Way to go Dad! But wait, there was more...Brian picked me out the coolest scarf/necklace and earrings to match. Thanks guys, I loved everything!

We also went to lunch with Brian's mom to celebrate her motherhood! We went to BJ's and had the norm...deep dish pizza and pazookie of course! Love you Grandma.

I want to make a shout out to my mom in Georgia...Now that I am a mom, I have a newfound appreciation for you and all that you've done for me and my brothers. All of the "you'll understand when you're a mom" lines have so much more meaning now :). I love you so much! I am so lucky to have two great role models to look up to. Thanks Mom and Mom W.

In honor of Mother's Day, three generations...

Besides Mother's day, Hannah had prom and Paisley met Carrie (Chrissy's sister). We were able to see Hannah (my little sister-in-law) and Jeremiah off...they looked fabulous. Hannah is such a beautiful young woman! They had a great time and Heather (another sister-in-law) even called in to Tia Rosas and paid for thier dinner, what a sweet sister!

We met the Hobson's and Jenna at The Coffee Shop for brunch on Saturday, and of course when Van heard Paisley would be there he made sure to come. So it was a bunch of girls and Van :). It was so cute to watch Carrie hold Paisley. She had never held a baby before and she kept asking me questions like "So how do you brush her teeth?" Hahaha, silly Carrie, babies don't have teeth yet. :) Paisley was glad to meet her. Oh, Paisley got a nice compliment from a lady that runs a day care. She said Paisley was the most beautiful baby she had ever seen, and she sees a lot of babies. Go Paisley!

And the babe awakes...



  1. Woohoo! I learned how to follow a blog so I could comment and say you amaze me! I am so proud to see you becoming such an amazing mom! Paisley is one blessed little girl!

  2. Great post, T! I am glad you have spent the day playing with your adorable baby girl. I admire you so much! You are a loving, caring mom who has unconditional love for her family (and friends!). And, I love your Mother's Day presents!! Brian did such a good job!!! Can't wait to see the scarf in person... I love it!!! Love all the photos too. :)

  3. Nice Post! I thought it was funny how you explained that your love for Paisley is different than your love for Brian.

  4. Paisley looks cute with her message in a bottle.

  5. Another great post, Terrisa!! So glad that you had a wonderful Mother's Day with your little girl!

  6. Great post Terrisa. You are a great mom and a wonderful daughter-in-law. You have truly been a great addition to our family and we love you like one of our own daughters.
    Love, Mom