Mother’s Day in Real Life

I want to share with you what our Mother’s Day looked like. We began the day with Mom’s special breakfast of choice: pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and yogurt + fruit + granola (sorry, no pictures there).

After church, our immediate family plus GiGi enjoyed lunch together.

Late afternoon, we gave Mom gifts + cards, and then in the evening, all the relatives came over. What a happy, full house!

At church, Christopher’s family gave out roses to all the mothers.

Mary with one of our friends

Nathan dropped flowers off for Mom!

Cheese crisp for lunch.

Our lunch group!

Arnold intrigued by the curling ribbon

Working to arrange all the littles.

Three generations!

Handing out dessert

Instead of expanding the table since we weren’t having a meal, some stood. Love the action going on here!

Tina collected up the paper plates and took Ellie into the other room to let her lick them off. Ellie = SUPER happy

Notice Arnold.

Bible time

Tina asked to help Lydia read her verses. Tina, at not quite 6, can read the Bible well! Lydia “reads” by repeating phrases.

Hmmm, those two boys again, one going after my lens cap, and my phone is probably next.

Calia and crew gave Mom the book, The Gardener. It’s a heart-warming, really awesome children’s book (Titus2’s Amazon affiliate link, see our Privacy Policy).

I’m so grateful for a Mom who is an incredible woman of God, loves her family, and serves Him in any way she can.


“Give her of the fruit of her hands;
and let her own works praise her in the gates.”
Proverbs 31:31

15 thoughts on “Mother’s Day in Real Life”

  1. Thanks for sharing all the fun Mother’s Day activities.

    We have the book, The Gardener. I received it before my son was born over 12 years ago. It is falling apart and has been restapled many times. It is still a favorite to read aloud.

  2. It looks like you all had a lovely day. Thanks for sharing with us. Just a suggestion, but we would love to see of your “everyday” family meals here on the blog every now and then. Thanks!!

    1. I’ll try to do better at sharing recipes. I have on my blog idea list the pizza recipe. The cheese crisp is super easy and super delicious. I’ll put that on my list too! πŸ™‚

  3. I love the pictures of Arnold- especially the one where he is “supervising” the little boys. I can tell he stays very busy as the Cat in Charge at your house. The picture reminds me of the Cat in the Hat with Thing One and Thing Two… only this cat and these boys are way cuter than in the book πŸ™‚

    God bless all the Maxwell mothers!

  4. It looks like you all had a lovely time! I’m glad you did something special for the ladies in the nursing home. I am also involved in a nursing home ministry. So often, the residents will ask me to pray that their grown children will come to see them. One resident in particular hasn’t seen any of her three sons in years. It’s heartbreaking!

  5. So sweet! I had been wondering if you all were still doing church at the nursing home as I hadn’t seen anything in awhile.

    I have to say too, I loved the picture of your Bible time and your Mom laying on the floor with her Bible. It just made me smile to see how casual your Bible time is, or can be! I love that!

    1. We’re actually having church at an independent living retirement place (so not a nursing home or assisted living). But semi-close! πŸ™‚ Yes, we’re casual! πŸ™‚

  6. Belated Happy Mother’s Day to all the Maxwell mamas. Arnold with the curly ribbon — so funny. Cats are so silly. You can spend a boatload of money on cat toys and they just want the box or wrapping supplies or the occasional house spider!

    We, too, have always loved the book The Gardener. We still have it and my boys are 18 and 16! Grow where you are planted and weed your garden as necessary!

  7. Hello Maxwells! God has truly blessed you with all your family, how beautiful!
    My Mother’s Day was very special since my sons gave me first class tickets to fly to Ohio, Utah and Washington so that I could spend time with each of my children and their families! I was gone for 31/2 weeks and loved every minute of the trip! What a blessing!

    Thank you for the beautiful card, it was so good to hear from you! I follow your blog as often as I can and enjoy every minute!

    Gods blessings to you all!

    Love, Cecile

  8. Awww… what a sweet time. Loved the pictures of Arnold. I wish I had a cat. So sweet Tina helping Lidia with her Bible verses. Drew reminds me of my little brother Joshua (4) and Tina reminds me of my little sister Joyanna (6). So funny those boys getting your phone. My siblings are always doing stuffs like that. πŸ™‚

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