Monday, May 12, 2008

The Best Mother's Day ever!

So I will start at the beginning.  Nate decided to keep my Mother's Day gift a secret.  So I had no idea what was going on. 
 He woke me up at 5:45 am on Mother's Day and told me the get ready.  He took care of getting a lunch packed for Elle and he got her dressed and ready for the day.  At 7:00 am we headed out for who knows where.  After about 15 minutes on the road I could tell we are headed for the ocean.  I had an idea because Elle kept saying "Ocean, beach, Mommy." so that gave it away too.  So we drove to the beach and park by the docks.  By now I have figured out that we are going on a boat.  I was so excited!  It was an awesome surprise!  Little did I know he had a whole trip planned out.  He took me to Catalina Island.  It was amazing.  I absolutely love being on a boat in the ocean.  It was so beautiful.  We saw dolphins and a small shark.  Very cool, right?  

This is Elle and I in front of our boat!
Here is the beautiful island of Catalina.  It was a little foggy, but still so amazing.
We have arrived!  I had that permanent smile on the whole day!

We also were able to go on a submarine ride to a wild life preserve and see tons of awesome fish!  It was very cool and Elle just loved it.
Some of those awesome fish.
This is our sweet baby on the boat ride home, she fell asleep in like two minutes.  It was so cute she was eating pretzels and fell asleep with her hand in the bag holding on to a pretzel.
Are there two more beautiful people in the world?  I don't think so.  So I am so lucky to have such an amazing husband and such a sweet baby.  I want to thank him and tell him how much I love him, and that I couldn't have asked for anyone better.  My Mother's Day was amazing.  Not just Mother's Day but everyday is so much fun with him.  He makes my life better.  I love him so much.  He is such a great husband and an incredible father to our little Elle. 

Speaking of Elle.  She brings even more happiness to our lives than we ever thought we could have.  I can't believe how lucky I am to be her mother.  I have loved every minute of her.  I am so thankful to have a husband who supports our family so I can stay home with her.   She is so funny and happy and every stage of her life has just gotten better and better.  I love her so much.  I think I am the luckiest mom in the world.  Thanks to My Naterator and Baby Elle!
I love you two!!