The Best Mother's Day Weekend
"There's no way to be a perfect mother, but a million ways to be a good one."
The mother's day weekend was the best mother's day celebration I've had yet. My husband did spoil me a little, making sure that the weekend is entirely for me. After bringing me to the drive-in cinemas last Saturday (read my previous post), he made sure that we went out last Sunday to celebrate. Even if it means that we commute and walk around the streets of Parramatta, he insisted cause it was apparently my day. It was great, as we were able to walk around Church and Eat Street and were able to see spots we've never seen before - like the pink - colored Parramatta Town Hall and the St. John's Anglican Cathedral that were surrounded by food-hungry, human-loving pigeons.
Pink Satin Coat: H&M | Boots: Corellini (From Matthews)
The weather's on the colder side though so we are all dressed in our jackets and boots. Leon, being the cheeky boy he is, agreed to sit on the his pram while we walked around the famous Church and Eat Street in Parramatta - where the whole streets are filled with restaurants that serves all the cuisines you can imagine.
Top: Oxygen (from Philippines) | Earrings: Lovisa
Paolo posing against the beautiful Lake Parramatta
We walked from Westfield towards Church Street until we finally decided to settle down in Holy Basil - a Laos-Thai restaurant famous for its golden interiors filled with numerous golden buddhas inside. The ambiance is just so holy and the food is divine. We went for the soft shell crab with green mango salad, beef pad thai, roast pork belly in chili basil and garlic and chicken satay skewers for Leon. Since we are commuting, we had some beers and ciders on the side.
Paolo wanted to bring me to this revolving restaurant for a fancy celebration but I was honestly happy on how our weekend went. The Thai dish was amazing, the drive-in experience was fantastic - it could never get fancier than that, to be honest. More than that, I was extremely happy to feel appreciated not just by my husband, but my son as well. Did I tell you that Leon's school organized a tea party to celebrate mum's day? The thoughtfulness was so heartwarming.
Glad I was allowed by my manager to leave early from work that day and I was able to attend the tea party. I wouldn't miss it for the world and would not want Leon to miss out. Just imagine how he'd feel when he sees the mums of other kids and his mum isn't there? Anyway, I was just to happy to see him enjoy his time in daycare. All he did was to play - in the jumping castle (that the school rented for mother's day), in the sandpit, and everywhere. I was also proud to see him grab his own food like a grown up.
Hope you all had an amazing mother's day weekend. It may be fancy, grand, simple or fun-filled, the most important thing is we felt all the love and appreciation we deserve.
Though I still think that every day should be mother's day. ;)
Cheers to us, strong, hardworking super moms!
Much Love, The Mommy Roves