By: Nicole Mikluscak
Happy Monday from Omaha! I’m hoping everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! Spring here has been rainy and cold, and we are so thankful we finally got to enjoy some sunshine!
My 7 year-old, Lily, is very excited to celebrate Spirit Week at school starting today. Her first grade class color is light blue and they are “soaring with spirit!” We began our Saturday by hitting up Party City and Hobby Lobby for lots of light blue supplies and goodies for all the different theme days they have this week. (God Bless the teachers on these crazy weeks!!!!) Today is accessory day and Lily chose this bandana and flowered lei! She also managed to find a giant sombrero for one last Cinco de Mayo party we had that evening!
After our errands we decided we needed some Mother’s Day pampering, and we visited our neighborhood nail salon for mani-pedi’s! The girls love this place because they get to sit in giant butterfly chairs. The funniest part of the day was when my 4 year old, Maeve, asked the technician for a Diet Coke. I think she was feeling very grown up! Fast forward 24 hours later, and she has picked the nail polish and rhinestones off every little finger!
Saturday evening, we attended a truly authentic Cinco de Mayo party that friends of ours were hosting. This party was AMAZING. My friend Keelin and her husband thought of everything. They had a craft station for the kids to make maracas, potato sack races, and of course, a giant piñata. There were piles of sombreros and accessories for a photo backdrop, Jell-O shots, and a margarita station. Her mother-in-law even taught all of us how to make the delicious tamales we had been eating all evening. We had the best time! Here are some fun pictures from their party.
Sunday morning came quickly as usual, but I was happy to sleep in! The girls surprised me with sweet Mother’s Day cards they made at school, tulips, and a new purse! (Guess whose husband visited Clear Lake Cousins for gift ideas?!) My husband also got me a gift certificate for the style profile company Stitch Fix! I am so excited to get started! I’ll share my experience with you all soon. After coffee and mimosa’s, we went to Le Peep for my favorite Eggs Benedict! Maeve made sure to get extra whipped cream on her cocoa and pancakes! We got to spend some time with my in-laws (and DQ ice cream cake!) later in the afternoon and enjoy the sunshine.
The best part of my day was spent sitting on my porch with a glass of wine, watching the girls play in the front yard. I felt very spoiled and loved on this Mother’s Day, that is for sure! Wishing you all a great week ahead!