How I spent Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day. I had a wonderful day. I was bummed that I did not get to see my mother, but I get to spend the whole weekend with her soon. My husband and daughter really spoiled me this Mother's Day. I received flowers to plant in the yard. Don't the look pretty.



They were exactly what I wanted. I can tell the ones my daughter picked out. She is a big fan of pink.
Since it was my day, I got to chose what we did. So I decided I wanted to spend Mother's Day at Churchill Downs. Ever since my daughter watched the Derby race on TV and learned about horse racing in her preschool class, she has been asking to go see the horses. It was a beautiful day and I wanted my daughter to experience what a horse race is like in person.
 I think we had very good seats. I have to thank one of my good friends for that. We got there after the second race and it was a little crowded. My wonderful friend saved us some seats. 

Here is the horses when they turned the last turn and headed down the straight stretch.

This was my daughters pick to win one of the races. She actually picked the #3 horse, but when I went to place the bet, I messed up on the number. So we got to cheer on the #7 horse. Needless to say both the 7 and the 3 horse did not get first, second or third.
Here is some more pictures of the horses being brought out. There is some beautiful horses out there.


Here's my daughter looking thru her binoculars. She had so much fun watching the races and the parade of horses. 

For it to be Mother's Day the race track was packed.

Thanks to my wonderful friend who had a family member working at the track as an outrider. We met up with her family member and my daughter got to pet a horse. It was not one of the race horses, but who cares it was a horse.


 We had a wonderful day at the race track. If you have never been to Churchill Downs, it is something beautiful to see and worth going to.
So my gifts did not end there. Last night my husband moved all of my daughters toys from her playroom to her new playroom in our basement. He worked so hard. My daughter has so many toys you could not see the floor in her playroom and they were spilling out into the hallway. That was the best gift anyone could give me, because I thought I was going to have to move all those toys.
Well that was my Mother's Day. I am very blessed to have a wonderful family. I would love to hear about your Mother's Day.