Back during my days at the “mouse house” I started a tradition with my mom for Mother’s Day. Each year we would go to the Epcot Flower & Garden Festival to catch up, see the flowers, and enjoy lunch together. This tradition continued every year until last year. Right around Mother’s Day last year I found out that I would be changing jobs and desperately needed a full work attire over haul. For the first time ever we broke our streak and spend Mother’s Day of 2011 being true girls and shopping for dresses, suit jackets, new heels and all kinds of accessories. Now in 2012 the Flower & Garden tradition continued with a few alterations.
This year the part grew from 2 to 4 as Matt and his mother joined us. We had a lovely Mother’s Day brunch before getting to the park, so it was totally appropriate to kick off the in-park festivities with a Mother’s Day margarita!
Now that is some Mother – Daughter bonding at it’s finest! We decided before getting to the park that day that in order to truly be good kids we needed to introduce our Mom’s to Mexico’s tequila bar so it was our first stop of the afternoon.
I would say that the Mom’s approved. We sipped our beverages, enjoyed the cool air conditioning and laughed it up before heading out to see the rest that the festival had to offer for the day.
It was a cloudy day, but the rain held off and the weather provided us plenty of shade so no one got burnt. Luckily it wasn’t as crowded as it was in past year’s. We still got to go into the expo and it was a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Bonsai trees before Matt’s mom got her very first one for an anniversary gift. The Bonsai club gave her all kinds of thorough information to help her in her selection of the perfect one a few days later.
Being there earlier in the day gave me an opportunity to finally get Matt to see one of the Voice of Liberty shows. He’s only had the pleasure of seeing them during the holidays when they participate in other shows, so it was cool to take him to the American Adventure so that he could see them in their normal daily action.
It was a terrific way to bring the tradition back and I’m glad that we all had such a good time together. Not sure how you beat Mother’s Day margaritas, but Father’s Day is just around the corner so we better start brainstorming.