On a much more pleasing note, last weekend was Mother's Day! Chris and Eleanor made me strawberry scones (we went strawberry picking the day before) and showered me with gifts! I got a new water bottle that Eleanor can't spill if I accidentally leave it unattended and Chris put together a collage of pictures of our girl since my last Mother's Day. Such a wonderful day!
We went to church, spent a bit of time outside (doing yardwork), and then had about 30 people, including children, over for dinner. Chris manned the grill and everyone else sat back and let the chaos ensue. It was a last minute get together so we were thrilled a lot of people could make it! We had to borrow chairs and a cooler from our excellent neighbors but everyone seemed not to care whether they were standing or on a folding chair. It was really an excellent way to wrap up the weekend and celebrate some of the "mothers, future mothers, and women who have mothers" (in the words of a friend) among our friends.
Also, a very happy Mother's Day to our mothers! Thank you moms for being you, for being role models, care providers, excellent grandmothers to Eleanor, and for all the sacrifices seen and unseen that you've made as mothers to get us to this point. We love you!