Last year on Mother's Day, I had a fragile little newborn who napped on my chest most of the day. This year, I had an active, walking, falling, babbling, silly, happy, sweet toddler. What a difference a year makes!
I was super spoiled to start the celebrating early in the week with a Mom's Spa Day with seven of the amazing mammas from my mom's groups.
It was my first time at Joya Spa at the Montelucia, and the spa was fabulous - one of my new favorites. It has a Moroccan theme and was very mind-body oriented. Before entering the spa, we all chose a special rock to represent ourselves and placed it on a platform while visualizing our intentions for the day (my California hippie side was twelve kinds of excited about this). There was also a ginormous Quartz stone that was supposed to give off calming energy. My facial was lovely, as was sitting and chatting all robed up under blankets on the fluffy beds in the waiting room. Instead of a cold plunge pool to cool body temps after sauna or hot tub, there was a five gallon container that would fill with cold water, and it was suspended high in the air from the ceiling. There was a chain and handle and the idea was to stand underneath the container and pull, releasing the water all over you. I definitely cheated the first time and pulled while standing outside of the spray until I worked up the nerve to actually stand under it. It ended up being super refreshing and invigorating!
Post-treatments all the moms dined poolside and soaked up the sun - a perfect ending to a great day of pampering.
On Mother's Day Sunday, Max and Parker took me out to brunch at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
The buffet was super special and had everything from a raw seafood and oyster bar, to belgian waffles, to beef filets, to gorgeous desserts. Parker loved munching on berries, french toast and french fries, while my favorite dish was the heirloom tomato salad with burrata, yum.
Our reservation was with my wonderful friend Adena and her husband and baby boy. Here's our mamma selfie after we were delivered single roses from the Fairmont staff.
And us with our baby boys, just six weeks apart (Adena is expecting baby #2 to make an appearance any day now!).
My little family:
After brunch we all walked the resort grounds and stopped at the tiny lake.
Little man beelined for the water but luckily daddy was able to keep him out.
The boys and their daddies, having fun:
I'm so thankful for this giggly, moving, crazy bundle of joy that made me a mamma.
My sweet Parker Campbell Klein...