This past year has been pretty amazing as a new mom, and having my first Mother’s Day definitely topped the charts! It is pretty amazing to grow a small human inside you for 9 months, watch them grow and have a special day to celebrate that love you have for your children, and they have for you. There is nothing greater in this world than being a mom and making your children smile.
For Mother’s Day, we decided to host a brunch for both of our families – 13 people, including both our parents, 3 grandmas (great-grandma’s to Rory), my brother and his girlfriend, and my sister, her husband and her new son Arthur. We love cooking and entertaining, so it was a no brainer to get the family together to celebrate our moms, and for my sister and I, our first year of being moms. Seeing the smiles on everyones faces, spending time with family and cooking for them is such a pleasure.
On the menu was pancakes! We made our classic buttermilk pancake recipe, and tried our hands at lemon ricotta pancakes, which were delicious. I will need to make them again and take some photos to blog them, as I was enjoying my time with family too much to take even one photo of them!
I hope you all had a wonderful Mother’s Day! What are some of your favourite traditions on Mothers Day, or what are some new traditions you hope to keep moving forward?