To say that Mom and I have a complicated relationship would, for some people, be an understatement. Nonetheless, we love each other very much.
Yesterday my mom, my sister and I had a lovely visit. Mom had driven up to hang out with us and the kids. Normally restless and busy, she was relaxed and chatty. Me and Autumn gave her a makeover. We (yes, both of us) cut her hair and plucked her eyebrows. Then we took pictures of her with our wonderful cameras. She seemed to enjoy it....or at least she was a good sport.
But the highlight of the day was watching her with the children. She cuddled with my little neice and pushed my little girl in the swing. Oh, to hear my princess call, "Neeeenaaaaa!" from across the yard, and seeing my mom laugh and play with Cole, showing him how to smell herb leaves and look for bugs in grass.....It was just SUCH a great day!