Because Mothers' Day occurs early in the second term of the NSW school year, it has been many years since I spent Mothers' Day with my mum too - it was just not feasible to drive 1100km (700 miles) in a weekend - it would mean driving most of Saturday, having breakfast with mum, then driving home again!
So, today there were four generations together for lunch - mum, two of her three children, her son-in-law and daughter-in-law, two of her five grandchiildren (DD, the eldest, aged 25, and Little Miss, the youngest, aged 14 months), her only grandson-in-law, and her only great-grandchild, GS#1. Of course GB#2 was also there but being only 31 weeks in utero, we somehow didn't count him/her.
|GS#1, DD, mum, DB, SIL (missing DSIL, Little Miss, WM and myself)
The Concordia Club - formerly the Tempe Bowling Club - is a great venue for families. The former bowling greens provide a fantastic playing space for the children - younger ones closely supervised, older ones within parents sight but feeling the freedom of such a venue.
|GS#1, DSIL, Little Miss and WM's legs on one of the bowling greens
I gave my mum a pair of sheepskin slippers - her house gets very cold so they should keep her feet snuggly warm. We shopped for them together on Friday so she has had them for a couple of days but has not worn them because it wasn't Mothers' Day yet!
From DD I received a single long-stemmed red rose: the symbol of love.