Mother's Day started out great. We finally got our bike ride in and went to the new train park about a mile from our house.
The park doesn't actually have any trains, but rather it's more like a memorial to the trains that used to run through our town before it became enveloped into suburbs.
Notice two things in the above picture: 1. Mary Clare is lifting Paul up, she is strong. 2. Paul doesn't match. It looks like someone, who was letting Mom sleep in for Mother's Day, tried to match him, but did not succeed.
Mary Clare took this picture. Notice two things: 1. Kevin is lifting Lisa up, he is strong. 2. You can't see my face in the picture, which is disappointing, because I had an awesome face for this picture.
The highlight of the day was my present... a statue of Mary for our garden! We crowned her with some flowers from our lilac bush.
There is a perfect spot for her in our backyard where the people who lived here before us planted a bleeding heart plant. Traditionally the flowers on the plant symbolize the heart of Mary, so it is a very fitting home!
So the reason Mother's Day only started out great is because by 3:00 pm I had a 102 fever. This resulted in a very long night. For the first time in my life I've had two different bugs with a 36 hours break in the middle. BUT, I'm feeling better now... I just hope we are ALL in the clear!